One of the more popular nutritional supplements for athletes wanting to improve performance, endurance, and muscle mass, is creatine. Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that is produced naturally in the body, playing an integral role in supplying energy to all cells in the body, primarily to the muscles, by increasing the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It is produced in the liver, kidney, and pancreas. You can also get creatine by eating meat or fish or with dietary supplements. Most creatine is stored in skeletal muscle and used during physical activity. The remainder is used in the heart, brain, and other tissues.
While there are several forms of creatine supplements, one of the most common is creatine monohydrate. Creatine monohydrate has broad applications as a dietary supplement and benefits those at all ages and each level of fitness and athletic ability. For athletes, it can prolong peak performance, as well as increase strength and conditioning. Athletes often use creatine supplements to:
- Maximize anaerobic performance
- Gain lean muscle mass
- Increase strength, endurance, and regeneration
- Provide faster recovery and rehabilitation
Not all creatine is created equally. Some companies use lower quality creatine to increase profitability and compete with larger companies. NutraSense’s CREATEAM creatine monohydrate is manufactured using exclusively with Creapure® brand of creatine monohydrate, the premium brand for creatine worldwide, made in Germany. It is subjected to HPLC testing for purity as well as microbiological tests using standardized methods. It is also Kosher and Pareve certified. It is a synthetic, non-animal material that is suitable for vegetarians.