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Check out our sale prices on these creatine supplements! See below for creatine information. Creatine: The muscle volumizer. Feel the pump. Feel the power. Our selection of creatine, the muscle volumizer, consists of only quality products. Reach your sports performance goals faster, with creatine.

ISS Research Creatine, 1000gm #100134
ISS Research Creatine, 1000gm #100134
 
 
Rating:5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
 
ISS Research Creatine muscle volumizer. Creatine pulls water into your muscles, adding volume to them. When th ... more info
Nitro Micronized Creatine, 500gm
Nitro Micronized Creatine, 500gm
 
 

 
Nitro Micronized Creatine, 500gm. Build muscles fast, with Nitro Micronized creatine. Formulated for maximum a ... more info
Hi-Tech Pharm Creatine Overload, 600 gm #2370044
Hi-Tech Pharm Creatine Overload, 600 gm #2370044

 
 

 
Creatine Overload from Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is a sustained-release creatine product. The effects have been ... more info
MHP TRAC Extreme NO Preworkout Formula, Punch #490055
MHP TRAC Extreme NO Preworkout Formula, Punch #490055
 
 

 
Trac Extreme is a pump and strength maximizing pre-workout nitro-loading, time-released creatine formula that ... more info
Universal Nutrition Creatine, 1000gm #230028
Universal Nutrition Creatine, 1000gm #230028  
 
 

 
Creatine pulls water into your muscles, adding volume to them. When the muscles are more full, they can contra ... more info
MHP TRAC Extreme NO Preworkout Formula, Orange #490056
MHP TRAC Extreme NO Preworkout Formula, Orange #490056

 
 

 
Trac Extreme is a pump and strength maximizing pre-workout nitro-loading, time-released creatine formula that ... more info
   
 
 

Creatine facts, myths, and recommendations

What creatine is.

Creatine is an amino acid, like the building blocks that make up proteins. Itís present in many of the foods we eat, and is a naturally-occurring substance. It is not a drug, nor is it the dangerous substance the uninformed (e.g., many doctors) claim it is. In fact, there is not one peer-reviewed study or laboratory test showing creatine is dangerous (unless you donít take enough water with itóthen it will crystallize, but so will vitamin C under the same conditions).

What creatine does.

Creatine in the form of phosphocreatine (creatine phosphate) is an important store of energy in muscle cells. During intense exercise lasting around half a minute, phosphocreatine breaks down to creatine and phosphate, providing you with the primary source of energy, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Output power drops as your cells deplete phosphocreatine, because the body cannot regenerate ATP fast enough to meet the demands of the exercise.

Hmm, you say. A bigger store of phosphocreatine in muscle should reduce the depletion. Thatís right! Extra creatine in the muscle may also increase the rate of regeneration of phosphocreatine following repeated bursts of activity in training or in many sport competitions.

Creatine has another effect that is important to bodybuilders. Creatine pulls water into your muscles, adding volume to them. When the muscles are more full, they can contract harder--this means you have more strength for your workouts. Hefting more weight (safely) improves the rate of muscle gain and fat loss. Additionally, the extra water helps the cells rid themselves of waste (such as lactic acid), thus speeding up recovery.

Usage.

As a dietary supplement, take 1 1/2 teaspoons (5 grams), mixed into juice or water, 4 times daily for 5 days (loading phase). Thereafter, take 1-1/2 teaspoons 1 to 2 times daily (maintenance dose). For individuals with bodyweights greater than 225 lbs., take 1-1/2 teaspoons 5 to 6 times daily for the loading dose and 2 times daily for the maintenance dose.

Caution.

Water consumption is critical, so drink plenty when using creatine. Athletes who engage in intense, regular exercise should consume at least 120 oz of water per day. Drink an additional 16 oz of water for every pound lost during exercise.

Value vs. cost.

Creatine ranks near the top of all supplements for benefit. Itís cheaper than the sugar-laden ďsports drinksĒ that do nothing for you. If you want to improve performance, take creatine. Combining it with HMB is a strategy many people are finding works well for them.

Do not exceed recommended dose--doing so simply wastes your money.

  • To protect your body, drink plenty of water when taking creatine. This is only prudent.
  • There has never been any documented instance of creatine overdose, despite the media hyperbole and misinformation/sensationalism used to sell copy.

Sensational story reviewed. The media blasted out a story about wrestlers who were using creatine and allegedly died from it. They did not die from the creatine. They were severely dehydrated, having overdosed on diuretics to "make weight." Taking creatine to store water in the muscles simply adds weight, so their whole approach was stupid. Using them as an example is like saying you will get hit by a train if you wear pants, because some guy wearing pants was lying on railroad tracks and got hit by a train.

Consult your physician before using any dietary supplement, but take the advice with a "grain of salt." Most physicians don't know diddly about nutrition or supplementation, but pretend they do--and often give wrong advice that can hurt you. We put this "always consult" notice here for our legal protection, not because it makes any sense. But, here's a notice that not only makes sense but will also help you:

What you really should do is compile a complete list of your supplements and medications, along with a food diary, and ask a pharmacologist to review this for drug interactions and/or supplement interactions. Some supplements don't work together, either--feel free to contact Mark at sales @ mindconnection.com about supplement interactions.

Our selection of creatine, the muscle volumizer, consists of only quality products. Reach your sports performance goals faster, with creatine.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Every contributor is an expert in his or her field.
  • The articles comply with the accepted principles of the bodybuilder literature.
  • The articles comply with the teachings of such luminaries as 8-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney.

 Where an article is not bylined with a specific author's name, it was written by Mark Lamendola (see photos on home page and elsewhere on this site). Mark is a 4th degree blackbelt, has not been sick since 1971, and has not missed a workout since 1977. Just an example of how Mark knows what he's talking about: In his early 50s, Mark demonstrated a biceps curl using half his body weight. That's a Jack LaLanne level stunt. Few people can even come close. If you want to know how to build a strong, beautiful body, read the articles here.

 
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