Monday, 14 April 2008

Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine is a supplement used by many athletes, including weight lifters, body builders and power lifters. The reason why many weight lifters and power lifters use creatine is because it is an energy source for the muscles.

Whats surprising is that it was in 1912 that researchers found that taking creatine orally equals an increase of creatine in the muscles but it was not until around 1992 that the use of creatine as a sport enhancing supplement was made popular.

Creatine monohydrate is the most common form of creatine supplement taken by weight lifters, power lifters and body builders.

What can creatine do for you?

Creatine can marginally increase your performance in the gym by increasing your phosphocreatine levels by up to 20%, this is a big deal as phosphocreatine is an important energy source for the skeletal muscles. Due to this creatine will increase your power during explosive exercises such as lifting weights.

Research has also proven that creatine improves the workload of satellite cells which support the body in muscle hypertrophy....every body builders wet dream!

It has been noted that creatine does also cause a higher amount of water retention, but this supports the bulk you will gain from this wonder supplement!