ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate is packed with Creatine and more specifically Creapure®. It has so many amazing benefits for the body outside of its ability to improve muscle growth. It also totes the ability to improve cognitive function and has been proven to be effective in the speed of processing for both memory and intellect too! Creapure® is considered the gold standard of Creatine available to the market and we think the Germans have absolutely nailed it hence why ATP Science gives you access to 100% Creapure® in our product, no fillers or nasties and is free from any banned substances!
Satellite cells are precursor cells for muscle cells (skeletal muscles) and high intensity training (such as weights) can boost satellite cell numbers and thus boost muscle cell numbers. Skeletal muscle is a form of striated muscle tissue, accounting for ∼40% of adult human body weight. Skeletal muscle is composed of multinucleated contractile muscle cells (also called myofibers). During development, myofibers are formed by fusion of mesoderm progenitors called myoblasts. In neonatal/juvenile stages, the number of myofibers remains constant, but each myofiber grows in size by fusion of satellite cells, a population of postnatal muscle stem cells.
Adult mammalian skeletal muscle is stable under normal conditions, with only sporadic fusion of satellite cells to compensate for muscle turnover caused by daily wear and tear. However, skeletal muscle has a remarkable ability to regenerate after injury. Responding to injury, skeletal muscle undergoes a highly orchestrated degeneration and regenerative process that takes place at the tissue, cellular, and molecular levels. This results in the reformation of innervated, vascularized contractile muscle apparatuses. This regeneration process greatly relies on the dynamic interplay between satellite cells and their environment (stem cell niche).
CREATINE MONOHYDRATE & MUSCLE GROWTH
Studies have concluded that there is an increase in muscle following resistance exercise training with creatine monohydrate administration in older adults. We have also previously reported that older adults show a significant increase in total muscle creatine following four months of creatine monohydrate supplementation at 5g per day. An increase in satellite cell number occurs in older adults in response to resistance exercise training, and creatine monohydrate has been shown to enhance satellite cell activation during resistance exercise training in younger men. Together, the aforementioned data found that creatine monohydrate may enhance the resistance exercise induced activation of satellite cells and contribute to the increase in muscle mass seen a well-designed study. The increase in muscle mass was due to creatine monohydrate given that the potentiation of the muscle gains seen in the research were similar to those previously reported studies using creatine monohydrate as a muscle stimulating agent.
How Creatine Works in the Muscles
Creatine is a substance found in muscle that combines with phosphate to form creatine phosphate. Creatine phosphate reacts with adenosine di-phosphate to regenerate adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP – stored energy) in working muscle. Dietary supplementation of creatine may increase the total creatine and creatine phosphate content of the muscle. Researchers have found that muscle creatine phosphate levels drop significantly after the performance of a 300 meter run, which lasts 30 to 40 s suggesting that the lack of creatine phosphate may somehow limit performance during intense, short term exercise. Thus, buffering of ATP by phosphocreatine extends the duration of activity possible and increasing creatine enhances endurance.
Creatine for Brain Power
Interestingly, creatine monohydrate doesn’t just boost your muscle power, it also boosts your brain power! Creatine supplementation is in widespread use to enhance sports-fitness performance, and has been trialled successfully in the treatment of neurological, neuromuscular and atherosclerotic disease. Creatine plays a pivotal role in brain energy homeostasis, being a temporal and spatial buffer for cytosolic and mitochondrial pools of the cellular energy currency, adenosine triphosphate and its regulator, adenosine diphosphate. In one study, individuals were given oral creatine supplementation (5 g per day for six weeks) to see if creatine monohydrate would enhance intelligence test scores and working memory performance in 45 young adult, vegetarian subjects in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over design. Creatine supplementation had a significant positive effect on both working memory (backward digit span) and intelligence (Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices), both tasks that require speed of processing. The findings underline a dynamic and significant role of brain energy capacity in influencing brain performance.
WHEN & HOW TO TAKE CREATINE MONOHYDRATE
From most of the studies reviewed, 5g per day seems like the optimal dose to take. It is best taken before your training session and again after the training session if it was a tough one. Taken 30min before a stressful exam or work situation will also help with your brain’s performance.
Why Should I take the ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate?
The process of Creapure® is patented in Europe EP 0754679, USA US 5719319 China CN 1140707, to guarantee to the lowest impurities possible. Impurities Creatinine, Dicyandiamide and Dihydrotriazine in CreaPure are lower than standard Creatine Monohydrate on the market.
Benefits of Creapure® include:
- CreaPure is on the Cologne list (tested for banned substances)
- Kosher certified
- Halal certified
- No irradiated substances
- Allergen, pesticide, heavy metal and microbial tested for compliance
- Approved material manufacturer that will allow audits of their factory
- HPLC verified guaranteeing fully efficacious material and no contaminants or adulteration
- High Bioavailability
- Gluten/GMO & Sugar free
- Can ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate be stacked with other supplements or should it be taken on its own?
ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate can be taken on its own or stacked with other supplements, depending on your individual goals and needs. It is generally well-tolerated and can be safely combined with other supplements.
- How much ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate should be taken per day and when is the best time to take it?
The recommended dosage of ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate is 5 grams per day.
- Can ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate be taken by vegans and vegetarians?
Yes, ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate is suitable for vegans and vegetarians as it is derived from a plant source (sarcosine).
- How does ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate compare to other types of creatine supplements?
Atp Science Creatine monohydrate is made with 100% Pharmaceutical grate Creatine
- How does Creatine Monohydrate work?
Creatine Monohydrate is converted into phosphocreatine in the body, which is then used to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the main source of energy for muscle contractions. By increasing the availability of phosphocreatine in the body, Creatine Monohydrate can help to improve the body's ability to produce ATP, leading to increased muscle strength and endurance.
- What is ATP Science Creatine Monohydrate and what is it used for?
Creatine Monohydrate is a dietary supplement that is used to increase muscle mass, strength, and performance in athletes and bodybuilders. It is a naturally occurring compound found in the body, and it is also found in small amounts in certain foods such as meat and fish. For best results always combine with proper exercise and diet.
- Is ATP Science Creatine safe for people with nut allergies?
There are no inclusion of nut ingredients in ATP Science Creatine and we expect the chances of an allergic nut reaction to be very minimal. In saying this the packing of this ingredient may be made in a facility that also processes nuts. This should be taken into consideration and the product label checked before consuming.