Supplementing with Creatine
What is Creatine?
Creatine is a natural energy store the body uses primarily for contracting muscles, storing it in the skeletal muscles as well as the heart, brain, and other tissues. The body produces about half of the creatine it needs daily but the rest must be acquired from your diet. Foods like red meat, seafood, and milk provide creatine.
Creatine’s relationship with explosive, on-demand muscle energy makes it one of the most desired supplements for athletes and bodybuilders. Creatine supplements are among the most well researched and reliable on the market, particularly creatine monohydrate, which serves as the primary hero ingredient for our Genius Creatine.
Benefits of Creatine
If your muscles feel good during weightlifting and exercise already, why seek more muscle energy from creatine? The benefits run deeper than just supplying your muscles with more energy to contract and include:
- Increasing lean muscle mass during training
- Improving muscle recovery after intense exercises (such as HIIT and powerlifting)
- Improving exercise performance
- Reduction of injury severity related to exercise
Creatine’s capacity to fuel muscle growth and recovery makes it a valuable supplement for individuals who want to tone up and improve their body composition. You can think of it as a natural accelerator for gaining the benefits of hard exercise faster.
Creatine Bloat, Why It Happens, and How to Beat It
You may be familiar with the plight of “creatine bloat,” which refers to gaining non-muscle weight when supplementing with creatine. Bloating typically occurs among those who are inexperienced at supplementing with creatine, and those who take large amounts during a “loading phase”.
Creatine serves the body best when the muscles are well supplied with it, which leads many to “load” their body with large amounts of creatine (20-25g) for 5-7 days to prepare for training. Bloating is caused partly due to how creatine draws water toward the muscles when supplementing. It usually goes away a few weeks after the end of the loading phase.
However, you don’t need to do a loading phase to saturate your muscles with creatine. You can take 3-5g of creatine daily and this will maintain your body’s natural levels while building a surplus, which will help reduce or even avoid the bloating effect outright. The trade-off is that building up your creatine levels in this way will usually take about 3-4 weeks to hit optimal muscle saturation instead of just one week if you choose to do a loading phase.
Our formula for optimizing your workouts and delivering results starts with one of the world’s purest creatine sources: CreaPure® creatine monohydrate. Renowned for effectiveness, and high quality, CreaPure® is the gold standard for creatine supplements and each serving of Genius Creatine gives you 5g of this elite choice.
It also comes with the added benefit of being vegan-friendly, as it is produced without including animal materials. This vegan-friendly quality does not harm the effectiveness of the creatine, making Genius Creatine a valuable supplement choice whether you follow a vegetarian, vegan, carnivore, paleo, or keto diet and want to maximize your muscle growth and workouts.
In addition to this world-class creatine, we include the nutrient absorption optimizer AstraGin® to improve bioavailability and ensure that your body can make use of every gram of creatine consumed. To build greater versatility into our formula and increase the workout advantages, 1.6g of CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine is included per serving of Genius Creatine.
CarnoSyn® is another best-in-class ingredient shown to have benefits for improving the working capacity of muscles and supporting faster growth. If you favor a creatine loading phase you can take a double serving of Genius Creatine for 10g of CreaPure® creatine monohydrate and 3.2g of CarnoSyn®. 3.2g is a “magic number” for this beta-alanine, the threshold at which its proven benefits provide their edge.
However, if you want these benefits without doing a loading phase, you can synergize our Genius Creatine with Genius Pre-Workout. This combination covers your training before and after each workout and Genius Pre-Workout includes 2g of CarnoSyn® in one standard serving.
That means just by taking just one daily serving of both Genius Pre-Workout and Genius Creatine, you will comfortably meet the “magic number” for beta-alanine supplementing, unlocking better and faster muscle growth. All of this without steroids, zero added sugars, no proprietary blends, or nasty additives.
This is how we empower you to unlock your potential, the “Genius advantage.” With innovation and flexibility that gives you the freedom to determine the training and supplementing routine that works best for you. Genius Creatine could have provided you with top-shelf creatine alone, but we wanted to maximize the workout benefits while putting you in control of how you take advantage of them.
Exceed your limitations and discover how Genius Creatine can empower you today.
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