Creatine Monohydrate is the most popular type of creatine. Without getting too technical, creatine is stored in the muscles and is used as a form of energy called phosphocreatine. Phosphocreatine is associated with power output in prolonged muscle use. When this is depleted within the muscle, muscle fatigue is triggered. Increased creatine uptake within the body has been proven to help increase phosphocreatine.
Creatine HCL works so well because adding the hydrochloride group to the creatine molucule lowers the pH of the creatine, making it more acidic. This drastically increases its solubility in fluids. It mixes almost instantly with no sedimentation and no particles. Any ingredients that have precipitated to the bottom of a cup are ingredients that will sit in your intestines and not be absorbed properly, causing stomach discomfort and diarrhea. Research has proven that Creatine HCL has been shown to be about 40 times more soluble in fluid than any other form.
Creatine Gluconate is a creatine molecule linked to a glucose molecule. When both molecules are combined, the result is a form of creatine that is absorbed almost like glucose, which means a large amount of the ingested creatine reaches the muscles, increasing its benefits.
Creatine Ethyl-ester is a form of creatine monohydrate that has been esterified with either the alcohol methanol (creatine methyl ester) or ethanol (creatine ethyl ester). After being absorbed by the body, creatine esters are split into creatine and the alcohol methanol or ethanol. This conversion occurs very quickly and, 10 minutes after oral administration, the ester is no longer detectable. Once the molecule has been broken down completely into creatine, creatinine, and methanol or ethanol, it should be able to penetrate the muscle cells better than any other type of creatine.
Beta-Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that is used by muscle cells to synthesize muscle Carnosine levels. Carnosine functions as a buffer for the hydrogen ions (lactic acid) produced during strenuous exercise, thus helping to maintain optimum muscular pH. Beta-Alanine has been clinically tested and shown to increase intra muscular Carnosine content, resulting in increased workout capacity and delayed fatigue.
Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid that is an important intermediate in the urea cycle, functioning along with Arginine and Ornithine to rid the body of ammonia, a byproduct of protein metabolism. Because Citrulline is a precursor of Arginine, it provides a readily available source material for Arginine production, which in turn, can be used for the production of Nitric Oxide (NO). NO plays a fundamental role in vascular function and blood flow. Citrulline therefore, not only supports detoxification pathways, but also supports NO production and a healthy cardiovascular system.
Arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide (NO), a molecule that helps to open up blood vessels, which increases the flow of blood to muscular tissues. Arginine supports normal liver detoxification processes, helping your body eliminate toxic materials and supporting overall metabolic health.
L-Carnitine is synthesized in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine and plays a critical role in energy production by transporting long-chain fatty acids into mitochondria, the “power plant” for energy production in the body.
Grape Seed Extract is a mixture of tannins and procyanidins (chains of catechins) that appears to exert anti-estrogenic effects and may enhance blood flow. Increase NO levels have been noted after Grape Seed Extract supplementation.
Caffeine Anhydrous is concentrated to give you that extra kick. In order to concentrate Caffeine, water has to be removed first making it “anhydrous” One of the main benefits is that it is a potent stimulant. It has been proven already by hundreds of studies and years of use. Caffeine primarily stimulates the central nervous system and keeps you focussed throughout your workout.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Add 2 level scoops [~25g] to 300ml of water. Consume 15-30 minutes before your workout.