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CREATINE+

Creatine is a substance found naturally in the body and in foods like red meat. It is perhaps the most researched dietary supplement in the world of sports nutrition–the subject of over 200 studies.

Research has shown that supplementation with creatine can:

And in case you’re worried that creatine is bad for your kidneys, these claims have been categorically and repeatedly disproven.[15][16]

In healthy subjects, creatine has been shown to have no harmful side effects, in both short- or long-term usage.[17][18][19] People with kidney disease are not advised to supplement with creatine, however.[20]

Due creatine’s proven effectiveness and safety, we believe that everyone engaging in regular resistance training or high-intensity cardiovascular exercises should supplement with it.

WHICH FORM OF CREATINE IS BEST, THOUGH?

There are many forms of creatine on the market. What type of should you take?

Creatine monohydrate is form used in the vast majority of studies done and is a proven winner, but the marketing machines of supplement companies are constantly pumping up fancy-sounding stuff like creatine citrate, creatine ethyl ester, liquid creatine, creatine nitrate, buffered creatine, creatine hydrochloride, and others.

These variations are certainly more expensive than creatine monohydrate, but are they any more effective? Let’s find out.

Creatine citrate is creatine bound to citric acid, and research indicates it to be no different than creatine monohydrate in terms of absorption and effectiveness.[21]

There is evidence that creatine citrate is more water soluble than monohydrate, but this plays no role in muscle absorption or effectiveness–only digestibility and palatability.[22]

Creatine ethyl ester is a form of creatine that is supposed to convert back to usable creatine in the body, and is usually marketed as having a better absorption rate than monohydrate. Too bad it’s not true.

In fact, creatine ethyl ester is actually less effective than creatine monohydrate, on par with a placebo.[23] Research has demonstrated that once creatine ethyl ester enters your body, it’s quickly converted into an inactive substance known as “creatinine.”[24][25]

Liquid creatine is simply a form of creatine–usually monohydrate–suspended in liquid.

It has been shown to be less effective than creatine monohydrate, due to the breakdown of creatine into the inactive form “creatinine” when suspended in a solution for several days[26][27].

Creatine nitrate is an extremely water soluble form of creatine that may be more drinkable and easier on the stomach, but no research has yet indicated it to be more effective than the monohydrate form.[28]

Buffered creatine is a form of creatine touted to outperform monohydrate due to a higher pH level. Research indicates otherwise, however: it’s no more effective than monohydrate.[29]

Creatine hydrochloride is creatine bound with hydrochloric acid. It’s turned into a basic creatine molecule by stomach acid, and no research has yet proven it to be any more effective than monohydrate.

Creatine Hcl may be more water soluble than monohydrate, but this has no effect on absorption.

Creatine malate is creatine bound with malic acid. While malic acid alone may enhance performance, it hasn’t been researched in conjunction with creatine.[30]

Creatine pyruvate is creatine bound with pyruvic acid. Research has shown it can produce higher plasma levels of creatine, but it still was no more effective than monohydrate in terms of absorption and use.[31]

That said, there is evidence that creatine pyruvate is more effective than creatine citrate, which would imply it’s more effective than monohydrate too.[32] Other research contradicts these findings, however, showing creatine pyruvate to be ineffective in improving the endurance or sprinting performance of cyclists–an activity that creatine monohydrate positively affects.[33][34]

More research on creatine pyruvate is needed.

So, the research says don’t overpay for over-hyped forms of creatine pushed by million-dollar ad campaigns and sold in fancy bottles.

Creatine monohydrate is the best bang for your buck, and is the standard by which all other forms of creatine are still judged.

INTRODUCING CREATINE+
CREATINE MONOHYDRATE AND FENUGREEK EXTRACT

Instead of hyping up other forms of creatine to justify higher price points, supplement companies should be focusing on what they can include with monohydrate to make it more effective.

Well, that’s exactly what we’ve done.

We started with a micronized creatine monohydrate powder, and added fenugreek extract to it. Fenugreek is a plant commonly used in Indian food dishes, and its extract is used for health and fitness supplementation.

Research has shown that supplementation with fenugreek extract can:

While most people have heard of fenugreek extract’s ability to affect hormones, what they don’t know is only a special type of extract is able to do this: a patented form that contains a large amount of fenusides, which are the molecules responsible for the libido and testosterone boost.

Unlike other companies that use cheaper extracts and claim benefits they can’t deliver, we use the proper, more expensive, type of extract that has high fenusides, and thus can actually have a positive affect on libido and testosterone levels.

CLINICALLY EFFECTIVE DOSAGES

Each serving of CREATINE+ contains:

As with all of our products, this serving breakdown allows you to easily use clinically effective dosages of both of these ingredients. This is the key to seeing benefits with supplementation.

The most common clinical program for creatine supplementation is a loading period, followed by 3-5 grams per day.[46] If you review the studies demonstrating the benefits of fenugreek supplementation, effective dosages range from 200 – 900 mg per day.

DELICIOUS FLAVOR, AND NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, DYES, OR FILLERS

CREATINE+ tastes great, and is naturally sweetened. While artificial sweeteners may not be as dangerous as some people claim, studies suggest that regular consumption of these chemicals may indeed be harmful to our health, and that more research is needed.

We’ve chosen to stay on the safe side and use the natural sweetener stevia, instead.

Stevia is a plant with sweet leaves, and research has shown that it increases insulin sensitivity, helps regulate blood glucose levels, has anti-carcinogenic properties, decreases oxidative stress associated with eating large amounts of carbohydrates, possibly reduces blood pressure and inflammation in the body, lowers LDL-C levels, and protects the kidneys.[47][48][49][50]

And in case you’re worried that naturally sweetened means “horrible tasting,” you can rest easy. We’ve taken special care to ensure that PULSE tastes great, mixes well, and goes down easy.

GREAT VALUE

You should base your use of CREATINE+ on the most commonly used clinical protocol:

1. For the first 5 – 7 days, 20 grams of creatine (4 servings of CREATINE+) should be taken daily, as this rapidly increases your body’s total creatine content and storage.[51][52]

2. After the “loading” phase, a maintenance dose of 5 grams of creatine (one serving) is taken each day to keep muscle creatine levels elevated, and to receive a clinically effective dose of fenugreek extract as well.[53]

Every bottle of CREATINE+ gives you 51 servings, providing you with 51 days of maintenance supplementation. If you start your supplementation with a loading phase, your first bottle of CREATINE+ will last 30 days.

THE BOTTOM LINE

If you want to benefit from one of the only supplements that can deliver on the promise of increased strength, size, and muscle recovery, then you want to be taking creatine.

But don’t overpay for over-hyped forms of creatine pushed by million-dollar ad campaigns and sold in fancy bottles. Creatine monohydrate is the best bang for your buck, and is the standard by which all other forms of creatine are still judged.

 

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[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12945830

[2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17136944

[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19387386

[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14636102

[5] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16287344

[6] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15142001

[7] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14971965

[8] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14767410

[9] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19675499

[10] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20543729

[11] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19956970

[12] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15306159

[13] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11445755

[14] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11194113

[15] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10999421

[16] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10731017

[17] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15273072

[18] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15758854

[19] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15795816

[20] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19124889

[21] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17997838

[22] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12916907

[23] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19228401

[24] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19660433

[25] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19524547

[26] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16287365

[27] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15142023

[28] http://www.aapsj.org/abstracts/AM_2010/W5209.pdf

[29] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22971354

[30] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16555951

[31] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17997838

[32] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18269769

[33]  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12669262

[34] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15707376

[35] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21116018

[36] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21654091

[37] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17392143

[38] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19839001

[39] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21654091

[40] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16379570

[41] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11868855

[42] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2194788

[43] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21312304

[44] http://www.jssm.org/vol10/n2/2/v10n2-2text.php

[45] http://www.jssm.org/vol10/n2/2/v10n2-2text.php

[46] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15707376

[47] http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2006/9241660546_eng.pdf

[48] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23140911/

[49] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22823347

[50] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21663490

[51] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15707376

[52] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12701815

[53] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15707376

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