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What Is Creatine

Creatine phosphate in short is energy.

Creatine is a combination of amino acids. You get it in high protein foods like fish and meat, or by supplementation. Once it’s in your body (directly or by being made there) it will bind with a phosphate molecule and create Creatine Phosphate. Your body uses ATP (Adenosine Tri Phosphate) to do pretty much everything. It uses carbs, protein and fat to create more ATP. When ATP is used, it loses a phosphate molecule and becomes ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate) - ADP isn’t really much use unless it can be converted back to ATP When you’re doing a very intense, short duration exercise, your body begins getting its ATP from the Creatine Phosphate system. If you have a sufficient amount of creatine in your body, it will continue to donate phosphate molecules to regenerate ATP. This won’t go on forever and other (weaker) energy systems will take over but the added creatine can give you an extra rep or a bit more time under tension which, when accumulated over time, can result in added muscle mass, strength and power Do you need to supplement with creatine? Absolutely not. But if you’re training for hypertrophy, strength or power, it should give you a boost 💪


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