Why creatine monohydrate?
Creatine Monohydrate is by far the most scientifically studied performance enhancing and muscle building supplement you will find on the market. Since its launch over 30 years ago, hundreds, if not thousands, of scientific studies have been conducted that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the anabolic muscle-building, anaerobic performance, and strength-enhancing effects of creatine (1, 2, 3).
Creatine monohydrate can significantly increase strength and performance during short-term high-intensity efforts such as sprints or a training set with weights. In addition to this, creatine has pronounced anabolic (muscle-building) effects based on multiple, independent physiological pathways.
And since creatine is a naturally occurring substance in food, which can also be produced by the human body to a certain extent, creatine monohydrate represents a supplement that is completely harmless to health, and its safety has been confirmed by numerous scientific studies, even in long-term use (5).
What are the benefits of Nano Pure Creatine for athletes and bodybuilders?
For all muscle functions, but also for the function of the brain and nervous system, your body needs creatine. This creatine is stored in your muscles in the form of creatine phosphate. This creatine phosphate, which is also known as phosphocreatine, is needed to quickly produce new ATP from ADP during physical exertion, which is the energy supplier for all muscle contractions. When ATP stores run low in trained muscle, the muscle's strength and contractility decrease and ultimately muscle failure occurs.
Higher concentrations of creatine phosphate, which can be achieved through supplementation with Nano Pure Creatine, result in more ATP being produced as an energy supplier during a training set, significantly delaying the onset of muscle fatigue. In other words, Nano Pure Creatine will help you perform more repetitions with a given weight during each training set, which ultimately results in a stronger stimulus for muscle growth.
However, creatine not only increases muscle endurance during short, intensive efforts, but can also significantly increase muscle strength. In the course of scientific studies, increases in strength in the range of 10 to 20 percent have been observed.
In addition to this, supplementation with Nano Pure Creatine can reduce the cellular damage that occurs during exercise, speeding up your recovery and allowing for higher training volume and more frequent workouts.
For strength athletes and bodybuilders should be interesting that Nano Pure Creatine has clearly pronounced anabolic effects and accelerates muscle building through a whole range of different pathways. In addition to the aforementioned indirect muscle-building properties, creatine also has the ability to significantly increase muscle protein synthesis. But that is by far not all. Scientific studies have shown that creatine can significantly increase the exercise-induced increase in sattelite cells and myonuclei, resulting in increased muscle fiber growth (6). Recent research even suggests that creatine may be an effective myostatin inhibitor (4).
Last but not least, the increase in muscle cell hydration and volume caused by creatine also contributes both to an increase in strength through better leverage and to a stimulation of muscle growth, as increased muscle cell volume promotes muscle protein synthesis and stretching the fascia of the muscles has proven anabolic effects that promote muscle growth.
What are the benefits of creatine monohydrate compared to other forms of creatine?
Creatine monohydrate is the oldest form of creatine available as a supplement, and nearly all of the studies that have demonstrated the performance-enhancing and health benefits of creatine have been conducted with creatine monohydrate. Today, while there are a variety of novel creatine forms that are supposed to have numerous benefits over creatine monohydrate, there are very few scientific studies that have been conducted with these creatine forms. It is not for nothing that some of these creatine forms have already disappeared from the market again, as they could not convince with regard to their effect in practice.
With creatine monohydrate you can be sure that it has a scientifically well proven effect. In addition, creatine monohydrate has the highest percentage of pure creatine per gram of all creatine forms, and since only this creatine percentage counts after absorption into the body, creatine monohydrate is the most economical form of creatine. Claims that other forms of creatine have significantly higher bioavailability than creatine monohydrate can be safely disregarded, as the bioavailability of creatine monohydrate is already over 95%. So any further improvement is not worth mentioning.
Why is Nano Pure Creatine superior to other creatine products?
Unlike almost all other creatine monohydrate products, the creatine monohydrate contained in Nano Pure Creatine is in microfine ground form and is therefore also called micronized creatine monohydrate. This dosage form is characterized by a much smaller particle size of the powder, which enables better and faster solubility in liquid. This is particularly advantageous with creatine monohydrate, as ordinary coarser-grained creatine monohydrate does not dissolve well in water.
This better solubility saves you an unpleasant sediment when mixing the product with water and prevents an unpleasant "sandy" consistency of the finished mixture. But this is only a side issue. The real advantage of micronized creatine monohydrate is a much higher bioavailability, which results in faster and better absorption by the body. In other words, this means that the body absorbs more creatine monohydrate faster, which results in a faster onset of action and a stronger effect. In the case of creatine monohydrate, faster absorption is especially beneficial because creatine monohydrate can break down into ineffective creatinine in the acidic environment of the stomach if it remains in the stomach too long. So the faster creatine monohydrate can be absorbed, the more intact creatine is available to your body.