What is Creatine?
Creatine is an essential chemical which is produced in the muscles and brain, discovered in 1832. Creatine creates complex substances from simpler ones, such as energy (adenosine triphosphate or ATP), a trade that was only determined within humans in the early 20th century. The name derives from the Greek term for flesh, kreas, since Creatine is found organically in foods such as red meat and seafood. The chemical only became popular in the 1990s when two Olympic gold medalists commended Creatine to part of their success. Following this, an estimated 80% of athletes in the 1996 Olympic Games were supplementing with Creatine.
Creatine is absorbed into the bloodstream and delivered to large muscle groups, such as the quadriceps, hamstring, biceps and triceps. This is one reason why Creatine is a popular supplement within the sports industry, particularly amongst those who compete in short and intense exercise, such as sprinters. The supplement is also well used with bodybuilders and other high-performance athletes, and recent research has shown great benefits within the older adult.
Benefits of Creatine
Creatine is known for its use of increasing physical performance in bursts of short-term, high-intensity exercise. A daily Creatine consumption can enhance the effect of resistance training on muscle strength in adults over the age of 55, particularly as muscle strength decreases with ageing. A reduction in muscle strength increases the risk of falls and subsequent bone fractures which could hinder independence.
Our Creatine Powder
We offer three product sizes to suit your requirements. We recommend that our Creatine powder is consumed within a varied diet to make full use of its properties. Why not try adding our Creatine powder to a smoothie for a nutritious addition?
Please note - be aware that this product does not include a scoop and this supplement requires the use of 0.00g scales which are able to measure milligrams. if you do not have scales available, one serving of our Creatine Powder (2,500mg) roughly equates to 1 level teaspoon.