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Creatine For Weight Gain

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About Creatine For Weight Gain

Creatine for Weight Gain contains a great range of first class amino acid and carbohydrate supplements. These products are designed with one scientific premise in mind: TO GET YOU JACKED! And to enhance recovery ... Of course, this all depends on how they’re used. We can get sciency in a moment, but it’s important to remember that creatine is one of the few compounds that can create a significant amount of lean muscle gain in a relatively short period of time. Some would argue that this is mostly water weight. To retort, 79% of muscle weight is water anyway. And this extra intracellular fluid (I’m getting sciency already, can’t help it) actually assists with muscle growth, which is non-water muscle weight. So, to lay it out real simple, we get extra muscle water weight, though this supports muscle dry weight in the long term. So it’s worth it. Hopefully that’s not too watery an argument, pun most certainly intended.


Grab Your Lab Coat—it’s Time to do Science.

Creatine is stored inside the muscle cell as phosphocreatine, which is used to regenerate ATP (the universal energy source) from ADP, or even turn AMP into ADP. Creatine supplementation is helpful for restoring phosphocreatine levels, which supports explosive strength and power based exercises. However, the muscle can only hold so much phosphocreatine, and this energy system tends to run out of resources after about ten seconds of high intensity training, as other aerobic—or oxygen requiring—energy systems kick into gear, such as glycolysis (glucose burning) and beta-oxidation (fat burning). However, we never entirely run out, as creatine biosynthesis in the kidneys and liver is always moving forward. Rather than seeing these energy pathways as stopping and starting, it’s best to visualise them like a tap that is always on, just the rate of flow changes. Creatine has been suggested by researchers to significantly positively impact exercises lasting up to three minutes, as reported in Sports Medicine in 2017.


One of the aesthetic benefits of creatine is that it tends to draw water into the muscle cell, therefore enhancing fullness and size. This is helpful for creating a more anabolic environment from which muscle protein synthesis, or muscle building, can be supported, and also allows people to increase body size—via increased muscle water content—relatively quickly. Taking creatine with a sugar or starch source is helpful for creating an insulin spike in the blood. Insulin binds to receptors on the muscle cell membrane, which triggers intracellular responses resulting in GLUT-4 translocation. GLUT-4 "opens up" the muscle cell to blood amino acids and glucose, allowing the cell to be flooded with nutrients. This is one of the reasons that insulin is considered one of the most anabolic hormones in the human body. Creatine—being a tripeptide—also travels into the muscle cell by this mechanism. Therefore, sugar or carbohydrate and creatine have an inherent synergism.


Creatine for Weight Gain contains supplements that can also be used to facilitate faster recovery, and can even be stacked with plain—or flavoured, if you match the flavours up—essential amino acids for even faster recovery again. The carbohydrates will support glycogen replenishment and the creatine will boost phosphocreatine restoration. These supplements aren't for the faint of heart, so if it is quick size you're chasing, give them a bash.


For further information on specific forms of creatine, check out the following informative article