What is Creatine?
Creatine is a compound that is involved in producing energy stores in our muscles. About half of our creatine requirement is naturally produced by our bodies, however we must obtain the other half through the diet. In the diet creatine is usually found in red meat, however those that perform high intensity and explosive exercise require higher levels of creatine and therefore creatine monohydrate supplementation is recommended. Creatine is one of the few supplements that has been shown time and time again in studies to have performance enhancing benefits.
How does creatine work?
The muscles store a chemical called phosphocreatine which is used for explosive exercise lasting up to around ten seconds, for example a set of 6-8 reps on bench press. Creatine is used by the muscle to increase phosphocreatine stores and therefore increase the energy levels stored in the muscles helping you to lift that extra few kilos or push out that extra rep.
What are the performance benefits of Creatine Tablets?
By increasing the muscles energy stores creatine can have a direct benefit on performance, meaning you can work harder for longer. Specifically creatine increases physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise. Being able to train at a more intense level your body will adapt quicker and you will achieve your goals sooner.
Who should use Creatine Tablets?
Creatine is a great choice regardless of your training goals. It has been shown to be effective not only for strength athletes but endurance athletes too and at elite level most athletes use a creatine supplement. Creatine is particularly beneficial for those looking to increase the size and definition of muscle. Furthermore, recent studies have shown that creatine can benefit cognitive health making it a fantastic choice all round.
Why choose Creatine Tablets over Creatine Powder?
Both Creatine Tablets and Creatine Powder are effective forms of creatine supplementation, so it really comes down to personal preference. Creatine Powder isn't fully soluble and some find it difficult to take in water, so the tablets make a great alternative. Others will find it difficult to consume tablets and therefore opt for the powder.
How should I use Creatine Tablets?
Each creatine tablet provides 1000mg of creatine monohydrate. It is recommended to take five grams of creatine per day, therefore we suggest five tablets daily to meet this requirement. Creatine is best taken approximately 30-60 minutes before training. You also need to take creatine on non-training days to keep your muscle ATP stores topped up. On non-training days take your creatine tablets at around the same time of day as when you train.
How good are your Creatine Tablets?
Just like all our tablets capsules and softgels, Creatine Tablets are sourced directly from a GoNutrition® approved supplier. All our suppliers must meet our exacting standards before being approved to supply, so we can ensure that you receive on the finest quality supplements available on the market today. We pack all our tablets in-house at our first class production facility before they are carefully picked, packed and shipped direct to your door to ensure that we can provide the best value around.