Creatine Supplement Guide
Creatineis found naturally in red meat, so creatine
is natural. Creatine is useful for the bodybuilder
or infact for anyone looking to put on muscle
or increase strength, as it increases the short
energy bursts of power needed to lift weights.
It assists with muscle building as it aids recovery
between sets by replenishing ATP stores (muscle
energy) quicker. This results in a greater overloading
of the muscle and results in better gains, meaning
you can train more intensively and productively
when taking creatine.
Many users of standard creatine (creatine monohydrate)
reported stomach cramps and/or bloating. This
was due to poor absorption of creatine in to the
muscles and the creatine product would end up
just lining the stomach drawing water into it
- leading to the bloating.
However several "next generation" creatine
supplements are available on the market now including
Kre Aklyn, CEE, Di Creatine Malate, and micronised.
All of these contain creatine but have been designed
to increase creatine absorption, get more creatine
to the bodys muscle
and reduce bloating; resulting in a need to take
in less creatine, this makes creatine supplementation
more convenient to take in capsule or tablet form.
Many Supplement manafacturers have combined next
generation creatine supplements with other nutritional
supplements such as l-glutamine, caffeine, nitric
oxide (arginine), taurine or whey protein. Although
more costly it is more convenient for the consumer
and can assist with better results.
are availble in tablet form or a powdered drink
mix. Dependant on your precise goals choose; Glutamine
& Creatine for better post workout recovery
(BSN CellMass, Xyience NOX-CG3) for increase strength
choose taurine and creatine (SAN V12 Turbo)for
better recovery between sets and muscle pumps
choose nitric oxide and creatine (Controlled Labs
White Blood, BSN Nitrix) or for increased energy
and drive choose caffeine and creatine (BSN NO-Xplode)