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Brand: Life Extension     Categories: Creatine Monohydrate, Pure / Heart / Recovery


 

Micronized Creatine Capsules

 


Creatine monohydrate has become popular with athletes, but it may also be beneficial for people who are nutritionally deficient, have conditions associated with low cellular energy, muscle weakness and those concerned with the muscular integrity of their heart.45-53*

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Life Extension

Micronized Creatine Capsules

120

Capsule

$10.95

$8.21

 

212

Life Extension

Creatine Powder

500

Gram

$29.00

$21.75

 

 



Micronized Creatine Capsules

Micronized Creatine Capsules  120  Capsule


Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Capsules

Amount per
serving
% Daily*
Value

Creatine
(from 1000 mg Creapure® creatine monohydrate)

879

mg

**

**Daily value not established.


Other Ingredients:
microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, magnesium stearate.


Contains no: milk, egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), soybeans, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, gluten, corn, or rice. Contains NO sugar, and no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.


Directions:
Take two capsules twice daily with water or juice, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner. It appears that the absorption of creatine is enhanced when it is taken together with carbohydrate foods (such as fruits, fruit juices, and starches).


Caution: People with impaired kidney function should discuss creatine use with their doctor.


Creapure® is a registered trademark of Degussa AG, together with all its affiliates.

 

A significant number of studies underscore the health benefits of supplementing with creatine, a nitrogenous organic acid (amino acid derivative) that is synthesized by the body, mainly in the liver. In fact, recent clinical trials demonstrated creatine as having positive effects on strength and body composition and improving muscular performance in older adults, especially when combined with a resistance training exercise protocol.6-8 Fourteen weeks of resistance exercise training resulted in significant increases in all measurements of strength and functional tasks and muscle fiber area for both creatine and placebo groups.6


However, the group getting the creatine resulted in significantly greater increases in fat-free mass, greater increase in isometric knee extension, greater gains in isometric dorsiflexion strength, as well as a significant increase in intramuscular creatine levels.


The addition of creatine supplementation to an active lifestyle can provide added benefit to the health of the brain. One study found that creatine was very effective at reducing damage to brain tissue after injury. The researchers found that


“…administration of creatine ameliorated the extent of cortical damage by as much as 36% in mice and 50% in rats. Protection seems to be related to creatine-induced maintenance of mitochondrial bioenergetics.”14


Interestingly, creatine may have the ability to modulate inflammation, at least after exercise. One study found that “creatine supplementation reduced cell damage and eased inflammation after an exhaustive race.”33


Creatine is a non-protein amino acid derivative found in human tissue that is synthesized from the amino acids L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine. Synthesized creatine is metabolized into phosphocreatine, an important storage form used by the brain, heart, and skeletal muscle.34 In normal healthy individuals, muscle creatine is replenished at a rate of approximately two grams a day.35 Oral ingestion of creatine has been shown to suppress the body’s natural production, an effect that has been shown to be reversed upon ceasing supplementation.35


Creatine exerts various effects upon entering the muscle. It is these effects that elicit improvements in exercise performance and may be responsible for the improvements of muscle function and energy metabolism seen under certain conditions. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the increased exercise performance seen after creatine intake.36


1. Optimizing energy metabolism by maintaining higher levels of the body’s energy compound adenosine triphosphate or ATP.37-39

2. Increasing myofibrillar mRNA content and protein synthesis and reducing amino acid oxidation and protein breakdown.36,40,41

3. Increasing satellite cell and myonuclei number and activity in human skeletal muscle.42

4. Preventing tissue damage by stabilizing cellular membranes and maintaining reserves of ATP.36


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