Creatine is a natural nutrient found in our bodies and the bodies of most animals. Although creatine is present in most cell types to varying degrees, the greater part of the body’s entire creatine reserve (95%) is found within skeletal muscle.
On average the body goes through about 2 grams of creatine each day through a process of spontaneous degradation. When dietary creatine intake doesn’t meet the body’s needs, new creatine is synthesized from the three amino acids; arginine, glycine and methionine. Following ingestion (or synthesis) creatine is transported to our muscles where it is enzymatically converted into phosphocreatine (PCr) which in turn serves to increase muscle energy levels by increasing the availability of ATP – the cell’s energy molecule.
The amount of work our muscles can perform is a direct consequence of the amount of ATP they have stored – as well as the ease with which ATP is regenerated with the help of PCr during strenuous exercise. We typically notice an improvement in exercise performance when our muscle creatine levels increase by at least 20%, which can be achieved by taking a supplemental creatine supplement (for comparison 2-3lbs of raw meat or fish contain the equivalent of 5 grams of pure creatine monohydrate powder ), with creatine monohydrate being the most tried and tested form.
PNI Pure Creatine monohydrate is a favourite amongst strength athletes and anybody who requires more physical explosive power.
● Increased Strength
● Increased Muscle Volumisation
● Better Endurance
● Improved Energy Production
● Enhanced Recovery
● Improved Glucose Tolerance