Creatine is a protein produced by the body from 3 different amino acids: L-arginine, glycine and L-methionine. Furthermore it is a nutrient rich in energy found mainly in skeletal muscles and, to a lesser extent, in the brains and nerve cells. When absorbed by the body, it is transformed to phosphocreatine, what takes care of a faster regeneration of ATP, the energy source of the body. The supply of energy during the first seconds of an explosive effort will be significantly increased.
Creatine is used in a lot of sports where short, intensive efforts are required, such as sprinting, weight lifting, football, basketbal,...
The uptake of creatine can result in a weight increase because of a bigger water retention by the body. Therefore it is really important to drink enough when you take creatine.
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with loading phase: 20g (4x5g)/day (6 days), maintenance phase 1x 2-5g/day. Without loading phase: 3g/day (4 weeks), maintenance phase: 2-5g/day. To be taken with carbohydrates to improve the uptake of creatine.