Creatine is majorly found in muscle cells (95%) in the form of phosphocreatine. Rest 5% is stored in brain, liver and kidneys. Phosphocreatine is a form of stored energy in the cells, thus helps muscles to produce energy (ATP) during strenuous workout. Creatine is structurally similar to amino acids; hence it is formed in the body from the amino acids glycine, arginine, and methionine. Factors affecting creatine stores of body include exercises, meat intake, amount of muscle mass, levels of testosterone and IGF-1. For athletes involved in high intensity exercises like weight lifting, creatine supplementation increases phosphocreatine in the muscles, resulting in more ATP formation, or more energy. Other benefits of creatine supplementation include enhanced brain health and prevention of neurological diseases.Vegetarians tend to have low creatine stores because they don’t eat meat, which is the main natural dietary source.
- 5 grams of creatine monohydrate per serving
- The micronized powder mixes more easily & stays in solution longer than non-micronized powders
- Unflavored for stacking versatility