Creatine is the number one supplement for improving performance in the gym. It is the single most studied and tested ingredient / supplement which shows increase muscle mass (gain muscle), strength and improved exercise performance.
Creatine is found naturally in muscle cells. It helps your muscles produce energy during lifting or exercise. About 95% of your body's natural creatine is stored in muscles in the form of phosphocreatine. The other 5% is found in your brain, kidney's and liver.
When supplementing with creatine, you increase your stores of phosphocreatine. This is a form of stored energy in the cells, as it helps your body produce more of a high-energy molecule called ATP.
ATP is often called the body's energy currency. When you have more ATP, your body can perform better during exercise (It helps your muscles produce energy during lifting or exercise).
Creatine also alters several cellular processes that lead to increased muscle mass, strength and recovery.
Creatine also helps you gain muscle in the following ways:
Creatine Monohydrate enables more total work or volume in a single training session, which is a key factor in long term muscle growth.
INCREASED CELL HYDRATION:
lifts water content within your muscle cells, which causes a cell columization effect that plays a role in muscle growth
1. Your body produces ATP naturally (source of energy in muscle cells)
2. Working out uses up your ATP stores
3. Depleted ATP produces ADP as it's bi-product
4. Supplementing with CREATINE converts ADP back into ATP
5. Increases muscle energy & recovery (performance)
- 100% Pure Micronised
- Unflavoured (easy to mix)
- Ultra Micronised (max bioavailability)
- No fillers (non-gmo)
Is Creatine safe for both men and women?
Creatine is the most researched supplement out there. In the hundreds of studies done on the safety of creatine, none have ever shown it poses any significant health risk. Not only is it considered safe to take, your own body actually produces it, and you probably consume it in your diet without even knowing it. Eat meat or fish? Then you're consuming creatine. Therefore, a properly dosed creatine supplement is perfectly safe for men and women alike.
How does Creatine work?
When you take a Creatine supplement it naturally increases the amount of Creatine that is stored in your muscles. This Creatine helps to maintain the level of your main energy producing compound known as Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) used for muscle contraction. It allows you to keep pushing hard in the gym at a time when you would have previously had to decrease the load or stop entirely. Increased workout intensity means you will achieve a higher level of lean muscle, strength and power.
Are there any side effects of consuming Creatine?
Muscle Nation’s Creatine Monohydrate is 100% Pure Micronised, which means the powder is very fine/thin (no grainy feel to it). Being ultra micronized and not grainy means maximum bioavailability and absorption. Sometimes creatine's are VERY grainy. This grainy side to creatine is what might upset your stomach (sometimes - and it's very individual - as the grainy feel to it sits in your stomach too long - slower absorption/bioavailability).
Is this product Vegan?
While Creatine Monohydrate does not contain any animal-based products itself, the product is packed within a facility that also packs ingredients containing milk, soy, and egg. Therefore, this product is not certified as vegan.
Is this product Gluten-Free?
This product is approved and tested to be 100% gluten-free!
Is this product ASADA approved?
Yes, this product has been tested and confirmed to contain no banned substances. However, we advise that the list of substances changes very frequently. For utmost assurance, please consult the ASADA Supplement Checker or contact the MAK Crew.
Is this product safe during pregnancy?
The use of this product is advised against for women during pregnancy without prior consultation with a medical professional.
Is this product sugar-free?
Yes, this product contains 0g of added sugar.
We recommend on the tub, a 5g serving size for MEN and 2.5g serving size for WOMEN.
While some Creatine supplements can recommend a loading or de-load phase, and you can definitely implement this, we believe the best thing is, to be CONSISTENT daily!
You can have your daily dose anytime. This is a personal preference and where it can slot in consistently in your routine.
Creatine Monohydrate is unflavoured - so you may like to stack this and mix your daily dose in with another of your supplements. This could be your protein, your pre-workout, or your aminos. Doesn’t matter - as long as you are consistent and you enjoy your supplement routine!