This item is one pack of 500 grams (1.1 lb) Creatine Monohydrate (CM) pure powder, crystalline from (80 mesh), food grade. There is not any additive or filler inside. Assayed as >99% with HPLC. It is fresh enough for use.
Appearance: white crystalline powder. Taste: tasteless. Solubility: relatively low solubility in water, mixable with water. Store in cool and dry place, keep away from strong light and heat.
This pure powder is a complex of one molecular creatine and one molecular water, so called creatine monohydrate (CM). It is good for direct consumption, formulation, health product R&D (research and development), or any other proper purpose.
Generally suggested use: For adult, in the first week “loading phase”, to take 1 full teaspoon of this powder (3.5 grams) with water or juice, 3 to 4 times daily before and after exercise. Then for maintenance use, to consume 1 to 3 times daily. It should take about 3 to 4 hours between doses. For continuing use more than 28 days, to take 1 time daily. To drink enough water each time when take cretaine monohydrate. Or for your own use amount and specific purpose.
Benefits: Creatine has been clinically proven in many studies to increase muscle size and strength, to delay fatigue. It is popular in athletes and bodybuilders to improve athletic performance and endurance, maximize body’s energy production, replenish and recycle ATP quickly. Creatine also has the benefits to improve mental performance and neuromuscular health.
Creatine is a component of skeletal muscle. There is about 95% of the human body’s total creatine located in skeletal muscle. It is also present in brain and heart. Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid naturally produced in the human body (actually in all vertebrate) from amino acids L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine, major in the kidney and liver. The produced creatine is then transported in the blood for use by muscles and other tissue. In humans and animals, there is about half of stored creatine originated from food, mainly from meat. Vegetarians show lower levels of muscle creatine, since vegetables do not contain creatine, but can get same level after taking creatine.
The health benefits of creatine are derived from the mechanism of its role in the ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and ADP (adenosine diphosphate) cycle. ATP is the immediate energy source of muscle works. When muscle works, ATP decomposes to release energy for muscle works, and obtain ADP and one phosphate. Creatine combines with phosphate to get phosphocreatine. In intense muscle works, the fast way to get ATP is the bio reaction between phosphocreatine and ADP. One phosphate is transferred from phosphocreatine to ADP to obtain immediate energy form ATP, and release out creatine. Sufficiently stored creatine is helpful for the energy cycle.
Side effects: generally, creatine is safe without serious side effects. There is concern of dehydration because of the increased retention in the muscles. Do drink plenty of water each time.