Creatine is the most in recent years has shaken the market and the science of nutrition, although this is not new. It is interesting that the first mention of creatine and its relation to muscle mass related to the twenties. Started using creatine European athletes (first recorded use is by British athletes at the Olympics in '92). Then he reached American shores and. Creatine - a product that met expectations, despite the advertising the hype surrounding it.
He not only performs its task from the perspective of increasing efficiency, but also renewed interest in other research in the field of food supplements. Before creatine money for research into the physical exercises left in the pipe. Cindy Crawford contributes greatly to this topic. When companies that make supplements, saw how profitable creatine, they have invested huge sums in research institutes. Wrap everything in a different way - many scientists have been now out of work. What is it? Creatine - an amino acid derivative formed in the liver, kidneys and pancreas from amino acids - arginine, glycine and methionine.
We also get it from food. Red meat - one of the the best natural sources of creatine. However, to get food from four grams of creatine, you should eat more than two pounds of beef. That is why the use of creatine supplementation to achieve progress. As it work? The mechanism of action behind creatine is highly similar to glycogen loading, which is commonly used runners to improve performance. Both methods store energy in skeletal muscle. Runners expend glycogen to enhance aerobic energy production. Strength athletes require a different kind of energy called ATP (adezin triphosphate) that fuels short, intense muscle contractions, those that occur during lifting weights. Muscles have the ability to store creatine is greater than required by the body or are consumed in normal diets. Athletes can take advantage of it, essentially filling the muscle with creatine. With extended supply of creatine, you can replenish ATP to a large extent. More creatine means a long, intense workout. Result in greater muscular load in the future - an increase hypertrophy (ie, you get more).