Creatine is a supplement I find that many women are afraid to use. Typically, it’s because of misinformation. I would like to shed some truth on the matter.
What is Creatine? Defined by Medical News Today ~ “Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid produced in the liver that helps supply energy to cells all over the body – particularly muscle cells. It is made out of three amino acids: L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine.” Basically, it’s an amino acid that is naturally found in any food that contains protein.
I first heard about the supplement as being used for athletes, but it is also commonly used to treat many things as well. Disorders such as Arthritis, Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Depression, Congestive heart failure, and even improved cognitive ability.
When I began lifting, I had heard many things about creatine. “It’s only for men” It will make you HUGE” “It is a form of steroids” Etc…. All are actually far from the truth. The fact that many think it should only be used by men, or is an illegal drug, just shows how uneducated people are about the subject.
Creatine has many benefits for male and female athletes alike!
~ It increases your body’s capacity to endure high intensity workouts. It increases energy and strengthens muscle fibers. This equates to pumping out more reps, going faster, stronger, and harder.
~ Volumizes your muscles. You may have heard people say that Creatine will cause you to hold water. This is actually a true statement, but not in the regards to how your monthly will make you hold water. With Creatine, you will hold an extra 3-5lbs of water in your muscles. It aids in synthesizing protein, which equates to muscle growth
~Increases Brain function. This can benefit you by helping you stay focused throughout your training
~ It may reduce age related muscle loss. ” Creatine has also been shown to improve isometric strength in addition to body composition in older adults, provided a strength-training program is run concurrently 1. In their double blind study, Brose and colleagues assigned 28 healthy men and women – over age 65 – to a 14 week resistance training exercise program, during which these subjects trained three days a week.14 of these participants were given five grams of creatine mixed with two grams of dextrose while the other 14 subjects received a placebo of seven grams of dextrose. After the 14 weeks, the creatine group were found to have experienced greater increases in fat free mass and total body mass, in addition to improvements in isometric knee extension strength.This study helps to confirm the role creatine can play in offsetting age related muscle wasting, if combined with a strength training regime.”
The benefits list can actually go on and on. Creatine is a supplement that is important to add to your regimen. A supplement to aid in your progress and development. Women have a harder time developing muscle. We almost have to train harder and longer to achieve those goals. We all know the more muscle, the more fat you burn. This is why I highly recommend adding it to your stack today!
How to take Creatine… Women will benefit from taking 2-5g per day no more in necessary. Some load. Loading is replenishing your body with heavy creatine for about 5 days. Most women will do 10g a day for this period, then cut back down to 2-5g for 4-6 weeks. Then take 4-6 weeks off. This is a supplement you will need to cycle. Reason is, it can have adverse effects if not used correctly. NEVER USE MORE THAN 20G OVER A % DAY PERIOD. I personally never take more than 5g a day.
The first is Creatine 3. Saturn’s Creatine 3 provides a unique Triple-Blend Complex of the three most effective forms of Creatine including Monohydrate, Phosphate and Pyruvate. It comes in pill form.
Next in line is Creatine Monohydrate. Saturn’s Creatine Monohydrate is made for individuals seeking the many benefits associated with this most common form of Creatine. Each serving provides your body with a premium Pharma-grade of pure micronized elemental Creatine monohydrate in a quick and easy to digest powder form. This is powder form, which is most popular with athletes. Mainly, because it is easier to measure your amounts.
Last, but certainly not least, my favorite…. Creatine Silk. Saturn’s revolutionary Creatine Silk provides the body with the most technologically advanced powder form available. Our Micro-Screened Ultra-Fine powder provides a smooth and instant dissolve for maximum delivery. Each serving offers a pure, premium grade of Micronized Elemental Creatine Monohydrate, known for its role in health and fitness.You will notice a qualitatively difference when you open each package of Creatine Silk. It’s silky-smooth texture mimics the grade of materials found in Saturn’s Buffered-Creatine. Enhanced refinement of powder with enhanced method of delivery! This is what you can expect from Saturn’s Creatine Silk – an absolute mass building formula for athletes and everyday fitness.
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