Creatine (or Creatine Monohydrate) is the ingredient that is going to help most with your workouts. Simply put, it helps to saturate your muscles with the substrate (energy source) needed to produce a fast, large energy pump required for those really big lifts.
The Creatine in Peak Chocolate is from True Protein, Australia's most trusted source of supplements. TP's "Creapure" is premium grade Creatine Monohydrate that has gone through additional treatment guaranteeing it is the purest form of Creatine in the world.
Creatine occurs naturally within the human body. Although found in numerous organs the majority of creatine is stored within our skeletal muscle cells. While Creatine helps to supply energy to all cells in the body, its primary function is to supply energy to our muscles. It does this by increasing the formation of Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP) in cells. ATP is a vital energy source for working muscles and creatine is needed to maintain adequate ATP levels. The remarkable thing about muscle creatine stores is that they can be increased by simply supplementing the diet with additional creatine. Oral consumption of creatine increases and saturates the muscle content of creatine, which regenerates ATP so your muscles can keep on working.
A number of studies have suggested that creatine can enhance muscular strength within a very short period of time. One study compared the maximum amount of weight able to be lifted for one repetition in a bench press exercise prior to and after seven days of creatine supplementation. This test commonly referred to as a “1RM” is a measure of maximal muscular strength. After only 7 days of creatine supplementation muscle strength had significantly increased.
Creatine is used by most elite athletes and has not been reported to have any negative side effects. Despite its obvious benefits, creatine is not listed on the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list. Creatine is a safe and legal method of supplementing the diet, even for elite athletes subjected to regular drug testing.
Creatine compliments any training and strengthening regime and has a recommended dose of 3g per day.
Each serve of Peak Chocolate contains 1.5g of Creatine.
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