Creatine is a natural substance synthesized in the body from the amino acids
glycine, arginine and methionine and is one of the muscles’ main energy sources
utilized during high intensity or anaerobic exercise. Creatine is one of the few
supplements over the past few decades that has stood the test of time and
proven beneficial to the majority of athletes and weekend warriors who take
advantage of its muscle building properties.
One of the main benefits of supplementing with creatine is it can allow you to
train harder and longer and recover faster between sets. Creatine can also help
improve glycogen synthesis, which leads to a better pump during workouts.
Numerous clinical studies also verify that creatine increases muscle protein
synthesis while expanding the diameter of muscle fibers by opening cell
pathways for increased hydration (“cell volumizing”). Once the cells are hydrated
the effects can lead to fuller muscles, increased strength, and most importantly
reduce muscle catabolism.