Creatine is the number one supplement of choice for athletes looking to improve their performance, and for a really good reason.
Creatine is a key player in the production of energy and therefore helps to prevent fatigue during intensive exercise. As an added bonus creatine also has been clinically proven to stimulate new muscle growth whilst supporting muscle repair and recovery post-exercise.
Here, we offer you a wide range of high-quality creatine supplements, both as capsules and powder, so you can choose a formula that works best for you.
WHAT DOES CREATINE DO?
Creatine has two key roles when it comes to exercise support, firstly, it increases your body’s phosphocreatine stores. This means the body can create more ATP - which gives us increased energy during workouts. Secondly, creatine helps to stimulate new muscle growth when combined with resistance exercise, which makes it a great asset for an active lifestyle.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING CREATINE?
Creatine monohydrate, whether in powder or pills has been clinically proven to enhance new muscle synthesis, reduce fatigue, and improve performance, however, each formula has its own unique benefit.
CREATINE MONOHYDRATE SUPPLEMENT
A highly convenient way of adding in extra creatine, pills or capsules provide you with the benefits of enhanced ATP production and increased muscle growth in an easy to use format.
CREATINE MONOHYDRATE POWDER
The powdered form of creatine monohydrate is highly absorbable and can be easily incorporated into smoothies and snacks.
WHAT IS CREATINE?
Creatine is an amino acid, obtained via dietary protein, and can be converted from l-arginine (a semi-essential amino acid). Essentially, creatine is stored mostly in the muscles and helps to generate energy production during exercise and stimulate new muscle growth.
WHAT IS THE BEST FORM OF CREATINE TO TAKE?
Creatine monohydrate is not only the cheapest but also the most evidence-backed. No other form of creatine compares during trials, and as such it's the favoured choice for athletes.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CREATINE HCL AND MONOHYDRATE?
Creatine HCL is a form of creatine that is bound to hydrochloric acid, which is intended to improve its water solubility and absorption. However, the evidence still is lacking on its benefits compared to monohydrate.
WHEN TO TAKE CREATINE?
The consensus is, it's better to take it immediately prior to or after exercise, depending on your preference. The reason for this is you want creatine to be available when you need it most - to help top up energy during workouts and to encourage recovery afterwards.
HOW DOES CREATINE BUILD MUSCLE?
Creatine works hard to build up our muscles in two main ways: by encouraging more water into the muscles which in turn alters gene expression and prevents unnecessary muscle breakdown, and additionally, by increasing our energy supplies during intensive workouts, you can rep harder, for longer, without getting tired. The added benefits of improved muscle recovery and repair means you can work out again, sooner, making you stronger overall.