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Universal Nutritionís Micronized Creatine

 

Description


Universal Nutritionís Micronized Creatine features creapure - an exclusive, 100 percent pure creatine monohydrate micronized powder. Creatine monohydrate is one of the most popular muscle building supplements on the market. Creatine has been successfully used by professional and amateur athletes and bodybuilders to improve muscle size, energy and athletic performance. Creatine can also increase muscle strength and functional capacity in older adults.

Creatine is an essential metabolite in the bodyís anaerobic energy cycle. Known as an ATP promoter, creatine is essential for the production of ATP, the universal fuel for muscle. If creatine muscle stores are low, energy for exercise and recovery is diminished. Creatine supplementation increases the muscleís ability to refuel quickly. Numerous studies suggest that creatine supplementation can increase muscle mass, energy, strength, performance and recovery.

In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study (published in the Journal of Gerontology:Medical Science) researchers assigned 28 healthy men and women over the age of 65 years in a resistance exercise program 3 days per week for 14 weeks. The participants received either creatine monohydrate at 5 grams per day plus 2 grams of dextrose or a placebo of 7 grams of dextrose. The researchers found significant improvements in strength and functional task measurements in both groups. However, the creatine taking group experienced greater increases in muscle strength, fat-free mass and total body mass.


Pros


Micronized Creatineís micro-particles are more quickly and efficiently absorbed in the body than regular powdered creatine. As compared to more expensive creatine products, Universal Nutritionís reasonable price gives you more creatine for your money.

The nutrients in Micronized Creatine have the following benefits:

  • Builds muscle size
  • Boosts muscle energy
  • Improves performance
  • Increases muscle strength and functional capacity in older adults


Cons


Powdered creatine requires large doses to ensure complete assimilation in the body. Large doses of powdered creatine monohydrate are associated with side effects such as water retention. Since creatine attracts water to cells, unabsorbed creatine monohydrate can remain outside cells and cause bloating, dehydration and cramping.

Pregnant or lactating women or people with kidney disease should not supplement with creatine.

No drug interractions have been reported at this time.


Is it for you?


If youíre an athlete, body builder or older adult, creatine can give you proven muscle and functional capacity gains.

However, pregnant or lactating women or people with kidney disease should not supplement with creatine.

Dosage and Directions

Some studies support creatine cycling and others do not.

Creatine loading phase, day 1 through day 7:
Take 1 teaspoon mixed into 8 ounces of water 4 times per day.

Creatine maintenance phase, day 8 and beyond:
Take 1 teaspoon mixed into 8 ounces of water 1 time per day.

For best results, take with meals and drink at least 120 ounces of water daily to avoid dehydration.
Store in a cool, dry place.



Universal Micronized Creatine Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Creatine Monohydrate 5 g *
* Daily Value not established


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