What Is Creatine?
Creatine is a molecule synthesized in the body by amino acids in the body’s muscles, as well as in the brain. While creatine can be produced by the body, it is also found naturally in food sources such as meat and fish. On average, your body can produce around 1-2 grams of creatine per day. As for the creatine content of meat and fish, you would need to consume approximately 1 pound (16 ounces) for 1-2 grams of creatine.
Athletes who are increasing in high-intensity exercise and lean body mass need the correct amount of energy to recharge ATP stores that happened during an intense workout. 95% of creatine is stored in the muscle as phosphocreatine. Synthetic creatine can help to improve athletic performance, strength, increase lean muscle mass, and help the muscles recover more quickly.
Performance Benefits of Creatine
Phosphocreatine is the energy used for very short, high-intensity exercises. Your body relies on phosphocreatine stores during high-intensity anaerobic workouts (like weightlifting) to replenish the ATP in your muscles. Once ATP stores are depleted, your body has to rely on other forms of energy to make it through the rest of your training session. For athletes who train for long periods of time, more energy is definitely needed. When an athlete supplements with creatine, it increases the stores of phosphocreatine within your muscles anywhere from 10-40%, which allows your body to work at a higher intensity for a longer period of time.
Short term creatine supplementation can improve sprint performance up to 5% and maximal strength and power by 5-15%. Long term supplementation is shown to have lasting improvements on performance up to 15%, and can have a great effect on lean body mass over time.
The initial rise in muscle mass is caused by increases in the water content of your muscles. Over long term use Natural Athlete Kick-Butt Creatine Powder aids in muscle fiber growth by signaling key biological pathways and boosting gym performance.
Who Should Use Creatine?
Any athlete who consistently trains at high intensities and utilizes weight training can benefit from creatine supplementation.
Vegan and vegetarian athletes may also greatly benefit from creatine supplements and could see the highest increases in their phosphocreatine stores. These athletes in particular tend to have lower phosphocreatine stores and need the extra energy to stay healthy.
How Much Creatine?
Creatine monohydrate is proven to be the most effective form of supplementation. Consuming 1-2 scoops per day of Natural Athlete Kick-Butt Creatine before workouts is highly recommended.
Natural Athlete’s Kick-Butt Creatine
Creatine is the world’s most effective supplement for adding muscle mass, improving energy, endurance, and power. Natural Athlete’s Kick-Butt Creatine Powder is all-natural and superior to competitors - created for the elite athlete looking for more energy, more muscle building, faster recovery, boosted performance, and more endurance… in a non-GMO, all-natural, lab-tested, Doctor recommended package.
Recommended Use of Natural Athlete’s Kick-Butt Creatine:
Mix with juice or water 20-30 minutes before a workout. Take the suggested dosage based on desired goals.
PRVNTN: this dosage is for those who have no symptoms and are aiming to optimize injury Prevention (PRVNTN).
PRFRMNC: this dosage is for those who have no symptoms but need an extra boost for a big training day or Performance (PRFRMNC).
RCVRY: this dosage is for those who need a Recovery (RCVRY) boost from an injury or big event.
- PRVNTN - 1 scoop per day
- PRFRMNC - 1.5 scoops per day
- RCVRY - 2 scoops per day
Our 100% pure Creatine Monohydrate is the highest quality, purest Creatine available, giving you the ultimate Creatine results. Don’t be fooled by less expensive Creatine products. And with a name like Kick-Butt Creatine, you know it will take you to the next level.