The multitude of benefits to be had from Creatine Monohydrate supplementation derive from its ability to augment the muscle cells natural stores of ATP. This allows for more work to be done at a high power output in any given exercise, which in traditional weight training can translate in to an extra couple of reps per set, more weight on the bar and more total work done. By increasing the capacity of power output and effectively allowing more work to be done in each session we can stimulate more of a growth response from every workout. The longer term results of this are more muscle mass and improved strength gains.
These effects have been borne out by a plethora of independent studies and repeated time and time again. This is why Creatine Monohydrate continues to be a mainstay supplement for the majority of weight training power athletes and bodybuilders. To date Creatine Monohydrate remains the most tested and scrutinised of any sports supplement and consistently proven effective. While many companies feel the need to reinvent the wheel continually with more exotic and new Creatine based compounds to attract sales, the majority of the research done by the scientific community (and therefore benefits shown in research) are on the monohydrate version of the compound and there is no real reason to deviate from this as 3-5g daily has been shown in the research to keep muscle cell Creatine levels at an optimal level.
Apart from the obvious advantages to exercise performance, evidence is mounting that it may also help treat a range of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, such as arthritis, Parkinson's Disease, congestive heart failure and depression, in addition to improving cognitive ability.
Suggested dosage: Add one & a half 5ml scoops (5g) to water, shake and consume. Use 1-2 times daily. Best combined with carbohydrate source, such as fruit juice. For first week a loading phase of 10g per day may be advantageous after which 5g should suffice to maintain buffered Creatine levels in muscle cells. After 8 weeks of continued use take 1-2 weeks off before resuming use.
Ingredients: 100% Pure, micronized Creatine Monohydrate.