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CREA-8 is one of the most heavily researched supplements, perfect for anyone wanting to improve their strength, increase lean muscle mass and optimise recovery. Be empowered, reach your goals and take your fitness to the next level with CREA-8!
Creatine is known as the most effective and safe muscle building supplement worldwide. A number of comprehensive evidence-based studies suggest that it leads to increases in fat free mass, anaerobic strength and power.
CREA-8 is a pure creatine monohydrate, which is a combination of three different amino acids: glycine, arginine and methionine. Creatine is a naturally occurring, non-protein amino acid and is predominantly found in skeletal muscle. Approximately two thirds of intramuscular creatine is phosphocreatine, with the remaining being free creatine. The key function of creatine is to help create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which provides the muscles with energy.
If you’re serious about optimising your performance, recovery and reaching the physique of your dreams, CREA-8 is the supplement for you!
INCREASES PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVES STRENGTH
Phosphocreatine is a key molecule aiding in the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is broken down during exercise to produce energy. ATP is used faster than it is reproduced, limiting the ability to perform at maximum intensity during exercise. Supplementation of creatine has shown to increase phosphocreatine stores, resulting in increased ATP energy production to fuel the muscles during high-intensity exercise ¹.
These adaptations allow for increased exercise performance and training quality over a series of sets, leading to greater gains in strength and muscle mass.
Previous studies have shown supplementation led to increased maximal strength for back squat and bench press exercises ².
Participants experienced a significant one-repetition maximum (1RM) increase of 11.5% in their back squat and 1RM bench press of 13%, following 10 weeks of creatine monohydrate supplementation. The evidence of current literature indicates that creatine supplementation of at least 5 weeks can increase back squat maximal strength across various populations ranging from recreational to competitive athletes.
INCREASES FAT FREE MASS
Creatine is the most effective supplement for increasing lean muscle body weight and muscle mass by enhancing cell volume, which is a stimulus for protein synthesis. Acomprehensive review demonstrated that creatine supplementation led to an increase in muscle mass in comparison to those performing the same training regimen without creatine ³.
Creatine supplementation may also help lower cholesterol and reduce fat accumulation in the liver. It has been reported that even a low-dose creatine (0.1 g/kg/day) increased lean tissue mass and upper body strength while decreasing markers of muscle protein degradation and bone resorption. Scientific findings also suggest that supplementation can help prevent sarcopenia and bone loss in older individuals. Participants who supplemented with creatine experienced greater muscle mass gains, strength and functional capacity ⁴.
OPTIMISES RECOVERY AND REDUCES RISK OF INJURY
Evidence shows that creatine not only improves exercise performance, but plays a vital role in improved recovery and injury prevention.It has been found that creatine loading prior to exercise promoted greater glycogen restoration in comparison to carbohydrate loading alone. Since glycogen replenishment promotes recovery and prevents overtraining during intense exercise periods, supplementation may be of particular benefit for thosewho tolerate heavy training loads and deplete large amounts of glycogen. Creatine users have also shown to experience less cramping, non-contact injury, muscle tightness and strains compared to those not supplementing with creatine ⁴.
IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION
A significant amount of ATP is required by the brain, especially when performing difficult tasks. Creatine has shown to play an important role in brain health by increasing dopamine levels and mitochondrial function. Previous findings have shown that supplementation of 5g creatine monohydrate over a 6 week period had a significant positive effect on working memory and intelligence ⁵.
The benefits are clear, order a tub now and see the results for yourself!
Consume 5 grams of CREA-8 with 8 Ounces (240 ml) of water or mix with OxyWhey Lean Protein post-workout protein.
During loading phase (1 week), consume 10 grams of CREA-8 pre and post workout with 8 ounces (240 ml) water.
Creatine Monohydrate (100 serves)
Amount / serving
* Percent daily value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
WHEN’S THE BEST TIME TO TAKE CREA-8?
There is no scientific research that provides evidence for optimal creatine monohydrate consumption timing. However, it is important to ensure that you consistently consume
CREA-8 on a daily basis to ensure that your muscles are saturated with creatine monohydrate to promote cell volumization, muscle hydration and increased endurance.
WILL CREA-8 CAUSE WATER RETENTION?
The natural biological response by the body from consuming creatine monohydrate is to retain water in the muscle cells. Excessive water retention and bloating is a side effect of poor quality creatine monohydrate. CREA-8 is the best quality German grade creatine monohydrate and will not lead to excessive water retention. However, if you are competing in bodybuilding/fitness show or you want to remain extra dry in appearance (dehydrated), we recommend to hold off using CREA-8.
I HEARD THAT CREATINE IS A CHEMICAL - IS CREA-8 SAFE TO CONSUME?
Creatine monohydrate is a safe supplement that has been used in fitness and bodybuilding for decades. It is a combination of three different amino acids: glycine, arginine and methionine. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Scientific studies suggest that creatine monohydrate increases fat free mass, anaerobic strength and power.
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Hummer E, Suprak DN, Buddhadev HH. Creatine electrolyte supplement improves anaerobic power and strength: a randomized double-blind control study. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2019 [cited 2022 January 10];16(24). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12970-019-0291-x
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Rae C, Digney AL, McEwan SR, Bates TC. Oral creatine monohydrate supplementation improves brain performance: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial. Proc Biol Sci. 2003 [cited 2022 January 10];270(1529):2147-2150. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2003.2492
Creatine is one of the world’s best selling sports supplements and has been around for over 30 years for one simple reason - it works! Creatine is most beneficial for your anaerobic energy system, which is used for short powerful activities such as sprinting and lifting weights. Creatine also helps support lean muscle growth, strength, endurance, recovery, and brain function.
Creatine is stored in your body as Creatine Phosphate, which is used to produce more ATP energy during high intensity work. Creatine is something your body produces naturally, and supplementation has been shown to be safe in over 500 clinical studies. CREA-8 is a 100% pharmaceutical grade Creatine Monohydrate, which means there are no nasty fillers, and no excessive water retention associated with inferior quality creatines.
When and how to use it?
Use it as post-workout to improve lean muscle growth & endurance. Creatine requires a 1 week loading phase for maximum effectiveness. This means you should take it in higher doses for the first week to optimize levels in your muscles so that you can perform and recover at your best.
Effects & Usage of CREA-8
Effects & Usage of CREA-8
Crea-8 with Dr Mike Diamonds
Crea-8 with Dr Mike Diamonds
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