Life Extension Creatine Capsules -- 120 Vegetarian Capsules
- Life Extension Creatine capsules contain 500 mg of easily-absorbed creatine.
- Creatine has been shown to drastically increase performance during increased physical activity.
- Creatine plays a vital role in the function of muscles.
- Maintains higher levels of ATP, the chemical responsible for energy production.
Get the Most Out of Every Workout With Life Extension Creatine
Creatine is a chemical which is produced naturally in your body from the amino acids L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine mainly in your kidney and liver. It is then transported in the blood to help supply energy to the cells in your body. Creatine is metabolized into phosphocreatine. Phosphocreatine is an important form of storage used by the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles. In a normal healthy individual, muscle creatine is replenished at a rate of approximately two grams a day. Oral ingestion of creatine has been shown to suppress the body's natural production. This effect has been shown to be reversed once you stop supplementation.
Creatine has many various effects once it enters your muscles. It's these effects that elicit improvements in exercise performance. Creatine may also 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:
- Optimizing energy metabolism by maintaining higher levels of the body's energy compound adenosine triphosphate or ATP.
- Increasing myofibrillar mRNA content and protein synthesis, and reducing amino acid oxidation and protein break-down.
- Increasing satellite cell and myonuclei number and activity in human skeletal muscle.
- Preventing tissue damage by stabilizing cellular membranes and maintaining reserves of ATP.
One particularly interesting study found that the positive effects of creatine on strength and lean tissue in older adults continued after they stopped using creatine; at least for the duration of the study. The scientists concluded that "withdrawal from creatine had no effect on the rate of strength, endurance, and loss of lean tissue mass with twelve weeks of reduced-volume training."
Regular exercise, along with a good diet and supplement regimen, can greatly reduce the incidence of developing many serious health conditions. Research has proven that exercise is essential for our bodies and our minds alike. For decades, it has been considered scientific fact that the brains of adult mammals had a fixed number of cells. This idea has been challenged by several studies that showed exercise nearly doubled the number of cells in the area of the brain involved with learning and memory, known as the hippocampus. This study was done on mice, but regeneration of the hippocampus has now been shown in adult birds and monkeys. One of the researchers speculated that "intense exercise in a natural environment may be associated with a need for increased navigation skills." The hippocampus is thought to be the control center for the learning processes involved with navigating and understanding our surroundings. Exercise is as essential for our minds as it is for our bodies!
Creatine monohydrate has become widely used among 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 the heart.
Each Life Extension Creatine capsule gives you 500 mg of easily-absorbed creatine monohydrate.
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Creatine (from 1000 mg Creapure creatine monohydrate)||879 mg|