challenge for athletes and physical fitness buffs is to keep the
muscles and brain energized. This is especially the case for
endurance athletes who also need to recover their muscle power
quickly after an intense workout and exercise.
contraction and relaxation are driven by energy in the cells
provided by the compound adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Muscles
have only a limited supply of ATP, however. The ATP levels are
rapidly used up during exercise, particularly in short, intense
bursts of anaerobic activity. Many an athletes needs immediate
replenishment of energy in the muscle during demanding regimens,
such as sprinting and weightlifting. In these situations, the
body produces ATP: The energy currency in the cells, which
powers muscle movement and control.
How much and how
efficiently is ATP produced depends upon the amounts of creatine
phosphate stored in the cell. Creatine is the biomolecule, which
produces ATP. Creatine is indigenous to the human body, and is
produced by the liver and stored in the brain, skeletal and
heart muscles where it serves as a ready pool to produce ATP.
Creatine is the key substance that helps speed up the ATP
refueling of the muscle. More creatine in the muscle means
greater energy production that allows muscle to work longer and
at higher intensity.
How does creatine help the muscle
perform at higher efficiency and recover faster? Creatine
saturates the muscle to convert it into ATP. This conversion
takes place in the absence of oxygen and is, therefore, used as
an anaerobic pathway for energy.
Creatine is, however, more
than just an ergogenic nutrient: It has a voluminizing effect on
the muscle. Cell voluminizing, or cellular hydration, involves
binding of water to the muscle fiber. In turn, this binding
gives rise to the pumped look. Since water is bound inside the
muscle, the athletes using creatine do not have the puffy
appearance. In other words, the muscle looks larger but, more
importantly, has improved strength and has high energy and
intensity. That allows the athlete to recover faster and have
more energy for each training session.
Crea Pure is the highest quality micronized creatine that is
specifically designed to enhance biovoluminization. Crea Pure is
scientifically tested to provide the ready source of energy for
the athlete on the go.