"Creatine is one of the few dietary supplements we can guarantee is safe and effective for improving muscle mass, strength, and exercise performance."
-Article written by Ethan Wood, CPT & Registered Nutritionist
What is Creatine?
Creatine is a substance that is produced in small amounts naturally within the body and can also be consumed through diet. Around 1-2g of creatine is found in a pound of red meat or salmon. Specifically, it helps skeletal muscles produce energy (ATP) during high-intensity exercise1.
What Is the Purpose of Creatine Supplementation?
Creatine has been utilized for years to help athletes and health-conscious individuals improve their exercise performance and energy production. When consumed daily, creatine begins to fill up the phosphocreatine stores found in skeletal muscles. The fuller these stores are, the more energy our muscles are able to produce before having to convert to a less-efficient energy source. In practice, this typically allows individuals to complete an additional rep or two on each exercise, which leads to better results over time.
Unfortunately, the quantity of creatine shown in clinical research trials to support and promote exercise performance, muscle protein synthesis, and related processes is significantly larger than what the body can manufacture and what we receive through our diet. This is why consuming 5g of creatine monohydrate daily is an excellent way to fill our muscle stores and ensure they have the energy required for intense exercise2.
What Benefits Can I Expect?
Creatine supplementation works by increasing muscle and brain phosphocreatine stores, which aids in the production of ATP and leads to improved energy production.
Enhanced Muscle Size
High concentrations of creatine within the muscles have been shown to increase their water content. This allows for fuller, larger muscles & improved recovery.
Reduced Muscular Burn
Creatine can serve as a lactic acid buffer, which allows us to more comfortably train our muscles at or near failure.
What Makes Our Creatine Stand Out?
Woodwell's Creatine Monohydrate is sourced from Creapure® which is a highly pure commercial form of creatine. Specifically, this means that Woodwell's Creatine Monohydrate is guaranteed to be 99.99% pure creatine, with no added fillers or other ingredients.
The powder is virtually flavorless and is very light & fine. Absorption is effortless. It's easy to trust Woodwell's products thanks to their dedication to sourcing supplements properly and providing high-quality information to the consumer.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Thankfully, creatine supplementation has been deemed safe and effective in over 500 clinical studies! This makes it a no-brainer for anyone looking to build muscle or improve energy.
However, creatine will pull more water into the muscle which leaves less for other bodily functions. Due to this, it's advised to increase water intake while supplementing with creatine3.