|Optimum Nutrition's CGT-10 - Product Review|
Optimum Nutrition’s CGT-10 is an advanced formula that synergistically combines a patented creatine monohydrate (CreaPure) with glutamine and taurine. This high performance combination promotes muscle, glucose (sugar) and energy metabolism. Athletes and bodybuilders can develop low muscle stores of creatine and glutamine and diminished energy and blood sugar levels after high intensity exercise. Creatine, glutamine and taurine have been used by athletes and bodybuilders to promote lean muscle mass, energy, athletic training and performance.
CGT-10 features CreaPure, a patented creatine monohydrate that mixes easily into water or juice and does not readily settle to the bottom. This powdered form of creatine enhances the absorption and utilization of creatine, without the need for loading or maintenance phases. Creatine is a naturally occurring metabolite found in red muscle tissue that helps provide energy to muscles. Independent studies suggest that creatine can increase strength and enhance athletic training and performance.
CGT-10 contains taurine, a nitrous oxide (NO) promoter. NO is a free form gas produced by the body that can increase blood flow to muscle cells. By increasing blood flow and driving nutrients such as creatine into muscle cells, NO can promote muscle energy and growth.
CGT-10 also contains glutamine, the most abundant amino acid (protein building block) found in the body. Over 60 percent of amino acids in skeletal muscle is glutamine. Glutamine is converted to glucose (sugar) when the body needs more glucose as an energy source. Studies suggest that glutamine supplementation can prevent muscle protein breakdown (catabolism) and enhance muscle protein production.
Optimum Nutrition’s patented production method yields a creatine powder that mixes easily into water or juice and doesn’t settle to the bottom. As a result, the gritty taste or texture associated with other creatine powders isn’t found with CGT-10. CGT-10 doesn’t require mega loading or maintenance doses.
Optimum Nutrition’s CGT-10 is produced and packaged in their state-of the- art manufacturing facility in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s). CGT-10’s fair price gives you more creatine value for your dollar.
The nutrients in CGT-10 have the following benefits:
No toxicity has been reported in studies with creatine. However, bloating, water retention, dehydration, stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea and muscle cramping have been reported with high doses of creatine.
Pregnant or lactating women, individuals under the age of 18, or people with kidney disease should not supplement with creatine.Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in CGT-10 including:
Is it for you?
If you’re an athlete, body builder or fitness buff looking for a creatine product that includes glutamine and taurine, then CGT-10 is for you.
However, pregnant or lactating women, individuals under the age of 18 or people with kidney disease should not supplement with creatine.
Dosage and Directions
Mix two rounded teaspoons of CGT-10 with 4 ounces of cold water or your favorite beverage. Take one serving 45 to 60 minutes before and/or one serving immediately after exercise.
Store in a cool, dry place.