What is creatine monohydrate?
Creatine is a natural substance which is found in the body. It plays a crucial role in energy metabolism and in muscular performance. More than 95% of the creatine in the human body is found in the muscles. That’s why it’s also found in protein-rich foods such as meat and fish. Because only 1g of creatine is provided by the average diet, it makes a lot of sense to increase creatine consumption in order to increase sporting performance.
A powerful high-energy source for sports players and athletes!
Many athletes all over the world pursue the same training goals. They want to be able to lift heavy weights, or to be able to build up more muscle mass. High-performance athletes train hard to maximise their endurance, or to optimise their running speeds or jump heights. Supplementing their diet with creatine monohydrate is an excellent way of bringing them closer to their training goal. This is one of the reasons why creatine has become one of the most well-known and popular dietary supplements among athletes.
More power and strength with creatine!
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the energy source which our bodies use to carry out physical and sporting work. To replenish ATP reserves, muscles mostly use creatine. The more creatine is stored in the muscles, the more ATP can be produced. The results of good metabolism are higher training intensity, and more power and performance. The increased training efficiency which this brings, as well as the higher stress placed on the muscles, is crucial for muscle growth.
More muscle capacity and power!
By filling the body’s creatine stores, muscle cell volume is gradually increased. For this reason, a marked increase in weight and power can be experienced even a short time after beginning to take creatine. First of all, the stored creatine binds water molecules and optimises the water content of muscle cells. This optimal proportion of muscle cell water is favourable to protein synthesis, and consequently to muscle cell growth. Combined with an intensive training programme, effective muscle mass growth can take place during periods of diet supplement with creatine. This includes an increase in muscle power.
Is a loading phase advisable?
Although it can still be found on the packaging of some products, creatine loading is seen as old-fashioned, and is no longer recommended by nutritional scientists. Studies have shown that creatine loading can no longer be recommended, because the highest possible creatine level is already reached after two weeks of taking the supplement, without any need for a loading phase.
Should I expect a reduction in muscle mass if I stop taking creatine?
If you stop taking creatine supplements, the creatine concentration in the muscle cells will reduce again. In time, the extra stored water will dissipate. The muscle mass gained by more intensive training and improved protein synthesis won’t be lost, though!
The important thing is to ensure that there are no interruptions to training, and that an optimal protein-rich diet is adhered to.
High-quality 100% creatine monohydrate!
Creabolikum powder contains extra-fine (200 mesh) creatine of the highest quality and purity. This fine-grained creatine is absorbed very readily by the body. Creabolikum is practically flavour-neutral, and can therefore be easily combined with weight gain products (such as Titan v.2.0) or protein shakes (such as Musclin v.2.0).
Highest purity – free from additives and preservatives!
- Free from lactose, gluten, sugar, salt, eggs and wheat.
- Free from wheat and milk products.
- Free from colourings and preservatives.
- Free from genetically modified ingredients.
Creabolikum can be combined very well with weight gainers such as Titan v.2.0, and develops its true strength in combination with them.