HOW TO USE…….
Strength! Size! REAL-DEAL RESULTS!!!
Creatine Monohydrate is naturally found in the human body. In all humans, 95% of all creatine is found in the muscle which is synthesized from the three amino acids: Glycine, Arginine, and Methionine. Creatine stores the essential source of energy (ATP) for all your muscles. The more saturation of Creatine in your muscle, the more energy (ATP) your muscle has, which translates to more power and endurance!
In other words, for a muscle to work, molecules called ATP are required. This is the fuel of the muscle. The more ATP available to the muscle, the more strength, power and endurance it will have. When the muscle is required to work, the available ATP is used up very quickly. This is when Creatine Monohydrate becomes very important to use. The more creatine available to the muscle, the more energy (ATP) there will be available to allow the muscle to do more work. This is why it is so important that you saturate your muscles with a loading phase of 20-25 Grams of creatine for 5-7 days so get your ATP levels high and then maintain them with 5 grams of creatine before and 5 grams of creatine after you train to replenish your ATP levels fast. At these dosages Creatine Monohydrate will then enter your blood stream and get soaked up immediately like a sponge by your muscle cells. The muscle cell then absorbs the creatine as well as any extra water into the inside of the muscle cell. (called cell volumizing) which instantly makes the muscle more round, fuller and bigger – No this is not water retention. Water retention is when water is retained on the outside of the muscle (A smoother, puffier look, or better yet called the “ROID LOOK”!). When you bring water inside the muscle cells (which are already 75% water). You will not only get an excellent pump when you train, but it will accelerate the cell to synthesize new protein to increase muscle development and growth!
The end proven results of creatine monohydrate are rapid strength increases, increases in endurance and acceleration, faster recuperation times between workouts, decreases of lactic acid build up in the muscle, and increases of rapid muscle size due to the increased protein synthesis and increase cell volumization. The end result is promising for almost anyone who tries creatine monohydrate.
When using creatine monohydrate, you must go on a 5-7-day loading phase to saturate your muscle tissues, dosage goes by body weight. If you weigh less than 170 lbs. you would use 5g / 4 times per day. If you weigh between 170-220 lb. you would use 5g / 5 times per day. If you weight over 220 lbs. you would use 5g/6 times per day.
Now after your 5-7 days of loading up, you must go on a maintenance dosage. Again, this goes by Body Weight. If you weigh less than 170 lbs. you would take up to 5 grams / once a day preferably right after training. If you weigh over 170 lbs. you would take up to 10g /. Once a day (5 grams before your workout and 5 grams after you work out or 10 grams straight on your off day). All servings on your off day can be taken at any time.
It is also very important to keep all your servings of creatine monohydrate to at least 2 hours apart (if you don’t, you’ll either get an upset tummy or you’ll crap a lot!), they should always be taken between meals and most importantly a serving should be taken before training and another one right after training – ALWAYS!
For the absolutely best results and “the ultimate creatine monohydrate stack” it should be mixed “in a highly glycemic simple carbohydrate, zero protein drink combination” such as with a grape juice, a apple juice, or grapefruit juice, combined in warm water with any high maltodextrin carbohydrate powder or the most popular product with pure dextrose (dextrose is very cheap to buy and is always your best option).
TIP: Warm water is used to melt the maltodextrin or dextrose so it does not stay gritty, similar to mixing jello. Mixing your creatine monohydrate in this ultimate stack form may increase your results almost 300%!
NOTE: Taking creatine monohydrate with a meal or in a protein powder has never been proven to give creatine monohydrate less of a effect, however taking creatine monohydrate “in a highly glycemic simple carbohydrate, zero protein drink combination” has been a winning stack for many-many years!
Most of your gains right off the bat while using creatine monohydrate are usually immediate strength gains which then gradually start producing into some decent size gains. Remember mostly all your gains with creatine monohydrate will come immediately in your first month. Results after your first month will be minimal and mostly just maintaining them. We suggest going on an 8-week cycle, go off it for no longer than two weeks, reload again and go on a regular maintenance dosage like you did before – repeat as often as you wish. Creatine Monohydrate is 100% safe! One negative effect with Creatine Monohydrate is you will lose some of your gains if you do go off creatine for a long period of time. Another suggestion is if you find your first brand of creatine does work for you, do not switch brands. No matter the brand, always remember that your first bottle of creatine will always work the best – we hear it all – all the time from people who switch brands into the second month and right away they blame the new brand of creatine. Your second month is most of the time just for maintaining your opening gains in the first month – it would be nice to get those same strength and size gains every month – but it just doesn’t work that way!
Impressive or not it has not been unrealistic for a person to gain anywhere from 10 to 20 pounds and upwards of good weight in one month while using creatine monohydrate. We do not like selling any products by telling people how much weight they are going to gain or lose from a supplement, but this supplement has proven these kinds of results time and time again for many people over the last 25 years! Creatine Monohydrate is the REAL-DEAL!
Today, Creatine comes in many-many ways, the most popular are in a “pure creatine monohydrate powder form”, in a higher quality pure “HCL powder form” or in a “Kre-Alkalyn form”. All come in either powders, capsules and even some liquid forms, as singular or even in combinations of all three. Every supplement brand is hunting for the right formulations because creatine DOES WORK! Now “realistically”, and taking out all the smoke and mirrors, research has always showed Creatine Monohydrate in a pure powder form has the most proven results, we agree 110%, Now not saying the others don’t give you the same benefits, they could and at times it could be just simply preference between a powder, capsule or a liquid, however we always like to stick to the proven products, it makes things less complicated!
Creatine HCL Fact: HCL means hydrochloride, it is simply “a creatine molecule bound with hydrochloric acid”, due to its superior solubility and pH alignment with the human digestive tract. Creatine HCL has been shown to have superior properties and absorption to other forms of creatine, specifically Creatine Monohydrate. Creatine HCL usually comes in a powder form.
Creatine Kre-Alkalyn FACT: Kre-Alkalyn is a “buffered compound of creatine”, this means creatine may get absorb better and faster in this type of formulation without a normal creatine loading phase. Some studies show Kre-Alkalyn does not convert the creatine into creatinine, creatinine is the waste part of creatine, the creatine that is not absorbed and pissed out of you. Creatine Kre-Alkalyn usually comes in a capsule form (purple capsules most often) and is a “licensed patent pending product” by the supplement company EFX. EFX does make there own Kre-Alkalyn product, as well they license Kre-Alkalyn out to other supplement company brands to use. If you are not using either the EFX brand, or using a supplement brand that is using the licensed Kre-Alkalyn, we would suggest not purchasing that Kre-Alkalyn product.
So what are the best Creatine Monohydrates or Creatines? Always keep up to date with our “Supplement Award Winners”, creatine continually gets better and better, purer and purer, so making sure your getting the optimum creatine product is essential to YOU getting to your goals FASTER!
Pre-mixed Creatine Formulas, follow label.
Note: On off-days from training take 5-10 grams of creatine with a meal containing carbohydrates.
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