Creatine is a non-protein amino acid found in human tissue that is synthesized from the amino acids L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine. Synthesized creatine is metabolized into phosphocreatine, an important storage form used by the brain, heart, and skeletal muscle. In normal healthy individuals, muscle creatine is replenished at a rate of approximately 2 grams a day. Oral ingestion of creatine has been shown to suppress the body’s natural production, an effect that has been shown to be reversed upon ceasing supplementation.
Creatine exerts various effects upon entering the muscle. It is these effects that elicit improvements in exercise performance and may be responsible for the improvements of muscle function and energy metabolism seen under certain conditions. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the increased exercise performance seen after acute and chronic creatine intake:
Optimizing energy metabolism by maintaining higher levels of the body’s energy compound adenosine triphosphate or ATP.
Increasing protein synthesis through hyperhydration of cells.
Preventing tissue damage by stabilizing cellular membranes and maintaining reserves of ATP.
Creatine monohydrate has become popular with athletes, but it may also be beneficial for people who are nutritionally deficient, have conditions associated with low cellular energy, and those concerned with the muscular integrity of their heart.
Micronized (broken down into tiny particles) for easy absorption, these creatine capsules supply 500 mg of creatine monohydrate.
2 capsules, 60 servings per container
Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate.
Take two capsules twice daily with water or juice, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Does Not Contain
This product contains no milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains no sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Those with impaired kidney function should avoid creatine supplements.
Serving Size is 2 capsules*Daily Value (DV) not established.
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