Creatine Is Here to Pump You Up!

DSC00233-2There are a massive amount of supplements out there for an athlete or someone involved in physical activity to choose from to enhance their performance in any type of sports. But for myself, when it comes to taking supplements for strength, endurance, and a pumped appearance, creatine is my number one and most overall choice. Creatine is very popular with athletes and anyone involved in a serious workout regimen. It’s available in powder form and caplets with quite a few types of it to be obtained ranging from Creatine Monohydrate (the most common type) to Kre-Alkalyn.

Creatine is a protein your liver produces and it also can be acquired from foods high in protein such as steak, chicken, or fish which is then stored in your muscles. Creatine that is absorbed from this food source then produces a substance in the body called Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) can be considered your body’s battery or power pack because it provides the energy needed for the muscles to contract.

If you decide to make creatine a part of your dietary supplement plan or even if you’re already taking it, make sure you consume a good amount of water. Eight glasses of water per day is suggested with creatine supplementation. Creatine causes water retention in the body. I like how this supplement is capable of pulling more water into your muscles, giving them increased volume with a pumped and more fuller appearance. But what I appreciate most about taking creatine is the fact that your strength and endurance is increased. On a scientific level, research on creatine has been met with mixed reviews because there is no evidence that creatine actually helps to improve endurance.

Regardless of the negative reviews, creatine has my seal of approval because of the positive results I have achieved from taking it. The benefits of creatine is an important subject that I will continue to discuss.