There are many different forms of creatine available on the market, but creatine monohydrate is the most affordable and most effective form. It is a precursor to the bio-energetic fuel creatine phosphate, which replenishes cellular ATP (adenosine triphosphate) levels during maximum intensity contractions. Supplementing with creatine can increase levels of creatine phosphate in the muscle improving work output capacity, power, recovery and muscle hydration. When muscles are hydrated, muscle catabolism (breakdown) is minimized. It’s main action in the body is storing high-energy phosphate groups in the form of phosphocreatine. During periods of stress, phosphocreatine releases energy to aid cellular function. This is what causes strength increases after creatine supplementation, but this action can also aid the brain, bones, muscles and liver. Most of the benefits of creatine are provided through this mechanism. It confers a variety of health benefits, including neuroprotective and cardioprotective properties. It also improves power output and is often used by athletes to increase high-intensity exercise capacity and lean body mass. Lactic acid is responsible for the 'burning' sensation when the muscle becomes fatigued. When you cannot train anymore, it is due to you either having run out of energy or a buildup of lactic acid. Creatine may act as a buffer for this lactic acid, which helps to delay the onset of fatigue.
Creatine monohydrate can be supplemented through a loading protocol. To start loading, take 0.3g/kg bodyweight for 5-7 days, then follow with a minimum daily 0.03g/kg dose either for three weeks (if cycling) or indefinitely without requiring another load. For the average person, these doses tend to result in 20g taken during the loading phase and around 2g taken daily henceforth although many users take 5g daily due to the low price of creatine and possibly more benefits; higher doses may be prudent for those with a high amount of muscle mass and high activity levels.
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