I’d like to talk to you today about Creatine and in particular Creatine Monohydrate. I’ve used this kind of supplement in the past with really good gains.
I’m currently supplement free and have been for a few months now but I’m just about to embark on a 5 week Creatine plan. I’ve just bought a 1kg bag of Creatine Monohydrate from our friends at Myprotein. It’s unflavoured and you just add scoops of it into water. This product is 100% Creatine Monohydrate and nothing has been added or taken away from it. Creatine Monohydrate is ideal for a broad range of consumers from bodybuilders to sprinters.
What does Creatine do?
Creatine is ideal for those who want to improve their strength, power, speed and lean mass. There are hundreds of studies out there that have proven this theory and they’ve also shown to reduce overall recovery time and recovery between intense bouts of exercise.
How to use Creatine
This is the suggested use by the manufacturers. Add one and a half small scoops (5g) to water, shake and consume. Use once or twice daily. After five to eight weeks of continued use, take one week off and start period again.
You may have heard of a Creatine loading phase but this theory has yet to be proven. I personally found that by just completing a normal five week programme was enough for my body.
Key benefits of Creatine
Creatine helps boost adenosine triphosphate (ATP). In other words, your energy levels. This then helps you to increase lean growth. It is also proven to improve strength and power and helps maintain energy levels throughout your workout.
Are there any dangers of Creatine?
There are no dangers of using creatine. You’ll read theories all over the internet but they haven’t been proven. If you stick to the suggested use, then you will be just fine. Be aware that once you start taking Creatine, your body stops the process of making it naturally. Like I say, take it in moderation and make sure you keep yourself well hydrated. I would say you should definitely consume around eight glasses of water a day whilst using Creatine. You should be drinking plenty of water anyway but you should be definitely drinking it with Creatine.
Does Creatine have side effects?
Creatine Monohydrate is the most flexible form and the best tasting of creatine available. It is healthy and perfectly safe, with no side effects whilst being naturally available in red meats.
Thanks for reading,