Kre-alkalyn is a revolutionary creatine product praised for its ability to eliminate the negative side effects associated with creatine monohydrate use, whilst enhancing all the positives. The key is in the pH levels. While other creatine products have pH levels of below 7, kre-alkalyn is the only creatine product with a pH level of more than 12, resulting in muscle cells being penetrated at full force. The downside to using creatine monohydrate is that once it comes into contact with liquid the majority of it is converted into creatinine – a nasty bio-waste that the body must dispose of. Having a pH of more than 12 ensures that kre-alkalyn will not convert to creatinine before reaching & penetrating muscle cells. Creatinine is the by-product of creatine that is responsible for the negative side effects such as stomach discomfort, bloating, water retention, dehydration, headaches, muscle cramps & diarrhea. A common feature on the labels of many creatine products are claims such as “100% creatine” or “No Creatinine” – this figure is usually the result of a dry test, meaning that the purity of the creatine is measured when it is still in powder form, as opposed to after it has made contact with liquid.
A study conducted in 2006 using a group of 24 male Olympic weight lifters achieved results implying that kre-alkalyn is more effective than creatine monohydrate1. All men were on similar strict diets & training regimes except that one group was given kre-alkalyn & the other creatine monohydrate. After 60 days the kre-alkalyn group experienced a 28% average increase in weight poundages over the creatine monohydrate group. The kre-alkalyn group also experienced no negative side effects such as stomach discomfort, bloating & water retention. It also requires no loading phase. Kre-alkalyn is available in powder, liquid & capsule form & stacks well with most supplements including glutamine, HMB, pre-workout nitric-oxides & of course protein powder. Recommended dosage is much lower than that of creatine monohydrate as kre-alkalyn is more targeted to cells. About 1 to 3 grams daily is all that is necessary, which also makes it a more cost effective product. Creatine (including Kre Alkalyn) has now been studied extensively since the early 1990's & is considered safe with little to no negative side effects.
Kre-Alkalyn Supplements are commonly presented & sold as Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods in Australia. Kre-alkalyn is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with an appropriate physical training or exercise programme. Not suitable for children or pregnant women. Should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Always read label prior to use.1. Dr Kamen Stroychev & Neno Terziiski. ‘Comparison of Kre-Alkalyn to Creatine on body composition, muscular performance and safety.’ Dr I.S Greenberg Medial Center. Sofia, Bulgaria.