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Effect of creatine
Creatine increases physical performance in the context of short-term, intensive physical exertion and as such also supports the build-up and maintenance of muscle mass. The ergogenic effect of creatine is based on the increase of the muscle cells' energy stores.
For an effective storage and optimal effect, several weeks of use are necessary. Typically, creatine is supplemented according to an individual's training and competition phases.
Strength and explosive/strength sports:
Creatine improves the performance during high-intensity, repetitive loads, typically for strength athletes, sprinters, throwers, etc. In addition to such direct performance improvement, creatine also permits a more intensive training load and volume, which indirectly benefits the build-up of strength and muscles. After extended training breaks (e.g. due to injury), creatine can support a faster reconstruction of the musculature.
In smaller doses, creatine is used in phases to support recovery, for example in professional cycling, because it replenishes the energy stores. Here, however, any weight gain due to the increased cell hydrogenation caused by creatine must be taken into account. In the build-up phase or after injuries, creatine supports muscle reconstruction and growth.
Recommended intake and background information
For an effective storage and optimal benefit it is necessary to take creatine for several weeks. We recommend to supplement with creatine in certain phases, but also to pause supplementation for several weeks in between.
Creatine occurs naturally in the human body and is stored in the muscle fibres as creatine phosphate. The main food sources are meat and fish.
The effect of creatine varies from person to person. While some respond strongly to supplementation, about a third of all athletes show hardly any reaction to creatine (so-called "non-responders"). For these athletes we recommend the use of CREATINE PYRUMAX, which is supplemented with the more soluble and therefore more easily absorbable creatine pyruvate.