Creatine is one of the most researched supplements out there!
However, there seems to be a lot of misinformation and mystery that surrounds it
That’s what this blog is! To help you recognise:
-What is Creatine?
-What are the benefits from supplementing it?
-And should I be taking it?
Alright! So firstly, I just want to start by saying the same thing I always do about supplements…
Supplements are a SUPPLEMENT. Meaning Creatine should supplement an already well balanced diet/nutrition plan!
Cool! So what is Creatine?
Without getting too deep in the weeds
Creatine is an organic compound that is produced from three amino acids.
The energy system that Creatine serves is the Phosphate system, which is responsible for powering short duration, high-intensity movements such as weightlifting, sprinting, and jumping!
That’s all cool…But how’s that going to help me?
Well! Creatine is produced in your body in small amounts naturally
Although, it’s produced at a very low level…which is why supplementation can be very effective
The main reasons why people take Creatine:
-Improved body composition
-Faster sprint performance
Just think of your 1 rep max deadlift. Now picture yourself deadlifting that same weight for 2 reps.
That’s what Creatine essential does…turns your 1 rep max into a 2 rep max!
This all sounds sweet! But should I be taking it?
Yes! Everyone should be taking 1scoop (5grams) of Creatine Monohydrate daily.
I myself really like True Protein Creatine Monohydrate…as it’s so clean and effective.
It doesn’t matter what time of the day or what you take it with.
Just aim to get in 5 grams a day