What is creatine and how can it maximize your athletic performance?
Creatine is a naturally occurring compound in the body that plays a crucial role in ATP production in your muscles. ATP, which is short for adenosine triphosphate, is also known as the body's "energy currency" because during intense muscular efforts it is the only source of readily available energy that your muscles can use for powerful contractions during heavy training sets.
Unfortunately, the ATP reserves of your muscles are severely limited and start to run out after only 10 seconds during a training set with heavy weights. This means that your body needs to produce new ATP as soon as possible, otherwise you will run out of energy and have to finish your set. Since ATP production by burning muscle glycogen would take too long, your body is left with the creatine phosphate pathway to maintain your training performance - but even the natural creatine phosphate reserves of your muscles are unfortunately limited...
And this is where creatine starts to work its magic. By supplementing with creatine, you can maximize your muscles' creatine stores and therefore your creatine phosphate reserves, which will not only help you perform more reps per set, but also give you the strength to move heavier weights (1). This will allow you to provide a more intense training stimulus for building more strength and muscle mass.
And the best thing about this is that creatine is not one of those highly hyped fad supplements that quickly disappear from the market because they only sound good on paper but disappoint in practice. Creatine has been used successfully by millions of athletes for almost 30 years, and well over 1000 human studies have been able to clearly prove, without a hint of doubt, both its many positive effects in terms of muscle building and athletic performance, as well as its safety and harmlessness (2). But creatine can do even more:
Maximize your muscle growth with Pure Creatine Monohydrate
Of course, by allowing you to train harder and more intensely, Pure Creatine Monohydrate will already help you build muscle mass significantly faster, but Pure Creatine Monohydrate can also accelerate and maximize your muscle growth through other pathways. Muscle grows by building new muscle protein in the form of muscle tissue, and creatine will not only boost your muscle protein synthesis after exercise (3), but also promote the fusion of satellite cells ("dormant" muscle stem cells) with your muscle fibers (4).
In addition, creatine, as a natural myostatin inhibitor, is able to inhibit myostatin, which acts as a natural brake on muscle growth, and reduce its levels by up to 20% (5) to give you literally unrestrained muscle growth.
And that's not all. 1 gram of creatine binds about 30 grams of water in the muscle cells, resulting in a dramatic increase in your muscle cell volume. Not only will your muscles look like they're about to burst, but your body will (mistakenly) view this increased pressure as a threat to the structural integrity of your muscles and respond by growing muscle cells to make them more resistant (6), further accelerating your muscle growth.
Why are Pure Creatine Monohydrate TeraCaps® superior to other creatine products in capsule form?
Pure Creatine Monohydrate has a particle size of 200 mesh. This makes it much more soluble in water than many other creatine products with a coarser grain size. This results in a higher bioavailability and a better and more complete absorption by the body. In other words, this means that a lower dose works better than higher doses of other products.
At the same time, the better solubility and lower dosage required result in a lower risk of side effects such as digestive discomfort, which some creatine users complain about.
In addition, Pure Creatine Monohydrate TeraCaps® have a distinct advantage over other creatine capsules that require you to swallow significantly more capsules to get your daily dose of creatine. We know how uncomfortable many people find it to swallow larger amounts of capsules, which is why we use our innovative TeraCaps®. With 1100 mg of creatine monohydrate per capsule, our Tera Caps contain significantly more creatine than comparable products in capsule form, thanks to an advanced process for filling the capsules with the same capsule size. Therefore, you need to swallow fewer capsules to take optimal amounts of creatine to you.