Highly concentrated and purified form of micronized pharmaceutical grade creatine monohydrate.
Creatine is a naturally occurring metabolite produced by the human body that has a powerful role in energy metabolism as a muscle fuel. The immediate energy source for skeletal muscle contraction is from a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). All fuel sources, carbohydrate, protein and fats are first converted through various chemical reactions to ATP which is then available as the only molecule the body uses for energy. Every food source must first be converted to ATP before it can be used as fuel. ATP is a simple chemical consisting of one molecule of adenosine and three molecules of phosphate. When ATP releases its energy to fuel muscle contractions, a phosphate group is split off and a new molecule is formed called adenosine diphosphate (ADP). This reaction is reversible by the energy-rich compound phosphocreatine (CP). CP delivers a phosphate group to ADP resynthesizing it back into an ATP molecule, thus making it ready again to release energy to fuel continued muscle contractions. The remaining free form creatine is accumulated in the active muscles and then rephosphorylated back into phosphocreatine.
During a brief period of high intensity exercise, i.e. weight training, the ATP demand in the working muscles increases significantly to several hundred times higher verses when at rest. High intensity exercise can totally deplete phosphocreatine stores within 10 seconds. The depleted stores of ATP and CP must be steadily replenished in order for muscular contractions to continue at peak levels of frequency and intensity.
Oral supplementation of creatine has been shown to:
- Increase the free creatine pool
- Maximize ATP production and resynthesis
- Increase anaerobic power output
- Increase CP (creatine phosphate) reserves
- Increase intracellular volume increasing muscle size
Inner Armour Creatine Monohydrate™ is the purest creatine available. Creatine products identified with the AllPure™ symbol of quality are independently analyzed for purity. Guaranteed free of impurities.