Creatine Monohydrate is easily one of the most popular and effective amino acid supplements available, and has the powerful ability to quickly increase muscle mass and strength.* It is a high powered energy precursor that helps recycle ATP (the body’s ultimate energy source). Creatine has been proven to be the safest, most researched sports supplement on the market today.
Increases in muscle creatine concentrations help maximize energy levels so that you are able to lift more weight.* In the body, creatine is synthesized from the amino acids glycine, arginine and methionine. Taking supplemental doses of creatine monohydrate can increase muscle creatine and phosphocreatine (PC) concentrations by up to 40%.* These increases can lead to improvements in muscle energy production and recuperation.* Muscle PC is used as a high energy substrate (fuel) required for immediate bursts of energy during high intensity and anaerobic exercise. Bodybuilders, athletes and exercise enthusiasts often notice remarkable increases in muscle cell size and strength, while experiencing decreases in fatigue and faster recovery.
Creatine is the most popular and commonly used sports supplement available today. There are numerous studies that support the efficacy of creatine supplementation. Creatine monohydrate, a metabolite of the amino acids methionine, arginine and glycine, is produced in the liver, kidneys and pancreas. The largest reserves of creatine in the body are found in skeletal muscle. Muscle fatigue during short-term maximal exercise has been associated with a temporary depletion of phosphocreatine. Phosphocreatine functions as a unique high-energy phosphate that recycles ATP, which is essential for generating energy for muscle contraction and relaxation.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that supplementing with creatine monohydrate will boost muscle stores of creatine and phosphocreatine. This in turn affects muscle cell volume (larger muscle size), provides greater energy reserves, and increases strength.* To put it simply, creatine gives the body explosive energy to perform short-term, high intensity, high power output exercise. Additional studies have concluded that creatine supplementation enhances muscular performance during repeated sets of bench press and jump squat exercises. Long-term creatine supplementation (10 wks.) enhances the progress of muscle strength during resistance training in females. Other studies have demonstrated that creatine supplementation significantly extends one’s capacity to maintain a specific level of high-intensity, intermittent exercise.* The use of creatine has also shown benefits for swimmers during repetitive sprint performance
Does this product contain any fillers, binders, preservatives or additives of any kind?
No. MRM's Creatine Monohydrate is a pure powder that has no fillers, binders, preservatives or additives.
What is the daily-suggested use?
Take one serving daily for pre or post workout.
Is this product safe for consumption while pregnant or nursing?
Due to the lack of clinical data, our Creatine Monohydrate is not recommended for women who trying to get pregnant, are pregnant, or are nursing. MRM recommends informing your doctor of any supplement you take or plan to take if you are pregnant or nursing.
What is the safe age for people to use this product?
MRM’s Creatine Monohydrate is intended for adults over the age of 18.
Do I initially need to do a loading phase of creatine when starting?
No, this is not necessary. 2-3 grams of creatine per day for 28 days results in the same muscle content of creatine as that of a 5-6 day load program. Thus, if you wanted to get off creatine, it would take about a month to reach normal muscle stores.
Does Creatine make you retain water and be bloaty?
No. Creatine draws water from the body into the muscle cells to do its work. There is a difference between intracellular hydration (cell volumization) and water retention (extracellular). Intracellular Hydration leads to more water inside the muscle cells, making the muscle bigger and tighter. Water retention is where the muscles look smooth and bloaty, which happens outside the muscle cells.