Why Would I Need Creatine?
Creatine is traditionally used within the bodybuilding and weightlifting community to break plateuas encountered during training due to it’s muscular strength/endurance enhancing properties.
What Is Creatine?
Creatine is an organic compound both synthesised and used by the human body for a variety of tasks, the most important one being its use in recycling a substance called adenosine triphosphate. (ATP). ATP can effectively be thought of as the charge stored in a battery powering your muscles. once depleted the muscle will cease to function as effectively.
When your body uses up ATP, it creates a substance called ADP. which creatine then binds with to turn it back into ATP.
This means when you load up on creatine, you can generally lift heavier and for longer as your body is able to regenerate ATP more effectively.
Choosing your product
There are multiple ways of consuming creatine, the human body on average generates about 1g per day on its own and most people with an omnivorous diet also intake about 1g per day via their diet. generally speaking to notice results it is helpful to supplement an additional 3 or so grams daily. these can be ingested in various ways.
Ethyl Ester Tablets – These are popular for people who do not wish to preload on creatine for extensive periods of time, studies have shown it to have a slightly greater bioavailability than monohydrate.
SAS Brand Ehyl Ester Tablets require 6 tablets a day, 3 before and 3 after a workout.
Monohydrate Tablets – for those who aren’t a fan of the powder and want to save a little money.
SAS Brand Monohydrate Tablets require up to 10 tablets a day.
Monohydrate Powder – Normally unflavoured powders which can be mixed into protein shakes or taken on their own.
SAS Brand Monohydrate Powder is unflavoured, with a 5g per teaspoon serving size. 20g per 5 days must be taken during a loading phase and 5g per day must be taken during maintenance.