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The Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine is a compound that occurs naturally in the human body, primarily in skeletal muscle. Creatine's function is to serve as a precursor to adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of chemical energy used by all cells. Body stores of creatine create a pool of readily available ATP for energy, which is necessary for fueling quick bursts of power and strength. Supplementing with NOW Creatine Monohydrate can help to maintain existing muscle tissue, support the growth and development of lean mass, and promote optimal performance during short bouts of intense exercise. NOW Creatine Monohydrate has no additives or preservatives.

The Role of Creatine in Muscle Development

Creatine plays an important role in muscle development, as it is necessary for the synthesis of new proteins. Specifically, creatine is involved in the synthesis of myofibrillar proteins, which are the proteins that make up the contractile elements within muscle cells (1). Furthermore, ATP is required for myofibrillar protein synthesis, and since creatine serves as a precursor to ATP, it indirectly stimulates myofibrillar protein synthesis via this pathway (2). In other words, supplementing with creatine can help your body to build new muscle tissue.

How Does Creatine Work?

Creatine works by increasing the availability of ATP in your cells. ATP is the main source of energy for muscle contraction (3), so by increasing ATP levels, you can increase your muscular strength and power output. In one study, researchers found that subjects who supplemented with creatine experienced an increase in their bench press 1-RM (repetition maximum) of approximately 5 kg compared to those who did not supplement with creatine (4). Clearly, creatine can have a significant impact on your strength and power output. But how does it work? Well, when ATP is broken down into adenosine diphosphate (ADP) + phosphate during muscle contraction, creatine donates its phosphate group to ADP to regenerate ATP (5). This means that more ATP is available for use, resulting in increased strength and power output.

Supplementing with NOW® Creatine Monohydrate can help you to build new muscle tissue while also increasing your strength and power output. So if you're looking for a safe and effective way to improve your performance in the gym, NOW Creatine Monohydrate is definitely worth considering!

Suggested Usage: Mix 1 1/2 level teaspoons in fruit juice or other sweetened liquid 3 to 4 times daily, before and after exercise, for the first 7 days. Thereafter, for maintenance use, consume 1 to 3 times daily. Allow 3 to 4 hours between doses. For continuous use beyond 28 days, use one serving daily. Consume plenty of fluids with this product.

Store in a cool, dry, dark place after opening.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Level Teaspoons (approx. 5 g)

Servings Per Container: about 45

Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value

Creatine Monohydrate 5 g (5,000 mg)

**Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients: None.

Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition (especially kidney condition). Keep out of reach of children.

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

This product is sold by weight not volume.

Packaged and quality tested in the USA.

Store in a cool, dry, dark place after opening.

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