Creatine is naturally found in the human body. It stores the essential source of energy (ATP) for all your muscles.
The more saturation of creatine in your muscle, the more energy (ATP) your muscle has, which translates into more muscular power and endurance! Whether you're trying to pack on size or trim down, more muscular endurance means better workouts and better results.
Supplementation with Creatine Monohydrate causes muscle cells to volumize by absorbing extra water. When you bring water inside the muscle cells, which are already 75% water, you will not only get an excellent pump when you train, but it will accelerate protein synthesis resulting in increased muscle development and growth! In addition to the endurance and strength increases your muscles look bigger rounder and fuller.
The extra water absorbed by your muscle may add between 2lb-10lb and "water weight". The muscles will look fuller and rounder. This additional "water weight" is temporary and will disappear once you stop supplementing with Creatine Monohydrate. If you do not wish to add weight, try using a creatine other than Creatine Monohydrate like Tri- Creatine or Creatine Kre-Alkalyn. They provide many of the same benefits with the water retention. They also do not require carbohydrates to be absorbed.
HOW TO USE IT?
Creatine should be taken at the following two times in order of importance:
Postworkout- 3- 5 grams should be included in a postworkout drink. Add 30-100 grams of carbs, 30-50 grams of whey protein and 5-10 grams of glutamine for best results.
Preworkout- 3- 5 grams in a preworkout drink. Add a small amount of carbs, whey protein and glutamine for a great preworkout shake.
Pre-mixed Creatine Formulas
Note: On off-days from training take 5-10 grams of creatine with a meal containing carbohydrates.
Summary of Benefits
Increased Strength and Endurance
Stronger Muscle Pumps
Quicker Recovery Between Workouts
Increased Muscle Size, Fullness and Density
Decreases Lactic Acid Build-up