CREATINE

 

Why should you buy creatine supplements?

You should buy creatine supplements to exercise smarter, not harder. If your athletic ability could be improved in any way shape or form, creatine supplements are right for you. Creatine combats fatigue during your workout and the need for recovery time which means you can get in more reps and bigger gains with fewer breaks. This is especially useful for athletes in training or competitions who need to recover faster. Creatine accelerates strength, muscle size, and performance while decreasing injury. Order your creatine supplements from Nutrition Zone to start accomplishing your fitness goals.

What is creatine?

Creatine is an amino acid found in our body’s muscles. Outside of supplementation, we get our creatine from seafood and red meat, although this means of creatine would never be enough to benefit from its athletic potential. Our bodies can only produce 1 g of creatine per day. Creatine supplies ATP to our cells and in turn, our muscles. ATP is energy so the more energy we have, the more we can expend. It’s used foremost by muscles that require lots of energy so think of activities like weightlifting, sprinting, or team sports.

How is creatine beneficial?

Creatine is beneficial for athletic performers who require short bursts of speed or increased muscle strength. Creatine gives the muscles more energy by immediately increasing ATP production. The muscles can then be exerted for longer, minimizing fatigue and maximizing endurance. The longer you train, the more muscle you gain, increasing your strength significantly. You’ve made the time in your busy schedule to exercise, work out efficiently with creatine supplements.

How should creatine be consumed?

Our creatine products at Nutrition Zone are labelled with directions for use because your health, safety, and wellness are our top concerns. Creatine can be taken in capsule or powder form. Powders can be mixed with liquids – typically water is suggested. The jury is still out on whether creatine should be taken before or after exercise so always look to your supplement’s labelling for instruction. For novice creatine users, there is controversy over the need for a “loading phase.” The loading phase is five days of consuming five times the normal dosage of creatine. This supposedly saturates the cells in the muscles with creatine however no studies have proven this as being any more effective than taking creatine at its regular dosage.

The takeaway:

Creatine is a safe and efficient way to improve strength, endurance, and muscle mass while delaying fatigue, and speeding up recovery. Because creatine supplements produce more ATP than our bodies ever could without them, our muscles are given a surplus of energy to expend. With more reps in your workout, you’ll see noticeable results, faster.

Nutrition Zone wants to help you achieve these performance results. We have storefronts in Laguna Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, and Riverside. Of course, we have our online shop too, making nutrition more accessible than ever. You can sign up for coupons and discounts on our website and we offer free shipping for orders over $150. Whether your goals are related to sports performance, weight loss or overall wellness, we have the products for you.

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