Creatine by Muscle Nation is unflavoured and can be mixed in with anything you like. Usually taken post-workout in your protein shake, or even pre-workout.
- 100% Pure Micronised
- Unflavoured (easy to mix)
- Ultra Micronised (max bioavailability)
- No fillers (non-gmo)
Creatine Muscle - Strength - Power - by Muscle Nation
Creatine is the number one supplement for improving performance in the gym. It is the single most studied and tested ingredient / supplement which shows increase muscle mass (gain muscle), strength and improved exercise performance.
Creatine is found naturally in muscle cells. It helps your muscles produce energy during lifting or exercise. About 95% of your body's natural creatine is stored in muscles in the form of phosphocreatine. The other 5% is found in your brain, kidney's and liver.
When supplementing with creatine, you increase your stores of phosphocreatine. This is a form of stored energy in the cells, as it helps your body produce more of a high-energy molecule called ATP.
ATP is often called the body's energy currency. When you have more ATP, your body can perform better during exercise (It helps your muscles produce energy during lifting or exercise).
Creatine also alters several cellular processes that lead to increased muscle mass, strength and recovery.
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Frequently asked questions
How much creatine should I use?
We recommend consuming 5g of Creatine Monohydrate 1-2 times a day. Taken immediately pre or post-workout with a protein and carbohydrate blend. Alternatively, it may be mixed with the beverage of your choice and consumed immediately after mixing.
Do I need to do a loading dose with Creatine?
It is not necessary to implement a ‘loading period’ (typically a high dose for 5-7 days, followed by a lower maintenance dose). However, doing so can increase your muscle creatine stores more rapidly. Supplementation with 20g daily for 5-7 days can increase stores by 10-40%. But as mentioned, this loading strategy is unnecessary. Most research seems to show a dose of 5g daily is the maximum needed to elicit benefits over time. Creatine needs to be taken continuously over a number of weeks to gain benefit. Creatine does not act like a stimulant such as caffeine where the impact of performance is acute and nearly immediate. Rather, creatine has its benefit when it accumulates and muscle stores become saturated.
Does Creatine cause dehydration?
Some do say that creatine causes muscle cramps and dehydration. However, creatine may actually serve to protect against dehydration by drawing more water into cells. Studies have shown increases in total muscle creatine stores following supplementation led to increased water retention, particularly within the muscle itself.
Is creatine bad for me? Will it damage my kidneys/liver?
In short, no. Creatine is not bad for you if dosed suitably. Like many other amino acids overdosing on Creatine for an extended period can put too much load on the kidneys and the liver. However we naturally consume creatine in every day foods such as beef and the human body can use creatine effectively to restore intra muscular energy levels. When dosed correctly, creatine will not harm the body but will aid performance greatly.