Creatine is a natural nutrient found in our bodies and the bodies of most animals. Although creatine is present in most cell types to varying degrees, the greater part of the body's entire creatine reserve (95%) is found within skeletal muscle.
On average the body goes through about 2 grams of creatine each day through a process of spontaneous degradation. When dietary creatine intake doesn't meet the body's needs, new creatine is synthesized from the three amino acids; arginine, glycine and methionine. Following ingestion (or synthesis) creatine is transported to our muscles where it is enzymatically converted into phosphocreatine (PCr) which in turn serves to increase muscle energy levels by increasing the availability of ATP - the cell's energy molecule.
The amount of work our muscles can perform is a direct consequence of the amount of ATP they have stored - as well as the ease with which ATP is regenerated with the help of PCr during strenuous exercise. We typically notice an improvement in exercise performance when our muscle creatine levels increase by at least 20%, which can be achieved by taking a supplemental creatine supplement (for comparison 2-3lbs of raw meat or fish contain the equivalent of 5 grams of pure creatine monohydrate powder ), with creatine monohydrate being the most tried and tested form.
PNI Pure Creatine monohydrate is a favourite amongst strength athletes and anybody who requires more physical/ explosive power.
PNI Pure creatine monohydrate can be taken at a dose of 5g mixed into 200ml of water or juice and consumed twice daily. One drink should be post workout. Creatine monohdrates is absorbed at a greater rate if consumed with some fast acting carbohydrates. PNI Pure creatine should be used for a period of 8 weeks at a time with a 4 weeks rest period, where by no creatine supplements are taken. The cycle can then be started again.
PNI Pure Creatine monohydrate can be mixed directly into PNI Pure Mass for even greater muscle gains.
Warning. An adequate state of hydration should be maintained whilst on a cycle of PNI Pure Creatine