The use of creatine as an ergogenic aid gained popularity back in the early 1990s. Creatine consists of three amino acids—arginine, glycine and methionine—and can be found in various protein sources such as chicken, salmon and beef. A compound also naturally produced in the body, creatine provides energy to the working muscles for short bursts via creatine phosphate replenishment of ATP. Creatine functions as an ergogenic aid by increasing cell volumization and drawing water into the muscle cells—increasing their size. Research suggests that creatine can increase energy, strength, muscle mass, as well as decrease time to recovery.*
Creatine MagnaPower®, or magnesium creatine chelate, is a patented version of creatine molecularly bonded to magnesium to promote the synthesis and regeneration of ATP. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and facilitates over 300 biochemical reactions. In addition to maintaining normal nerve and muscle function, magnesium supports a steady heart rhythm, a healthy immune system, regulates blood sugar levels and blood pressure, already in healthy range, and plays a role in energy metabolism, protein synthesis and maintains the integrity of the bone structure.*
Due to a phenomenon known as the lactamation reaction, where the creatine molecule is transformed into inert creatinine, many forms of creatine are limited from reaching their full potential. By binding the amino group of creatine with its acid group, this reaction locks up the creatine molecule, thus making it anabolically inert. This reaction has been shown to be accelerated by acidic environments, including the acidity of the upper gastrointestinal tract.*
Due to magnesium’s strong alkali properties, it has been shown to decrease the acidic environment that ultimately thwarts the full potential of creatine and maintain it in its fully active form. By creating magnesium creatine chelate with a patented technology that protects the creatine molecule from lactamation reaction, Creatine MagnaPower® supports the amount of physiologically active creatine available for muscle cell metabolism—ultimately promoting increases in muscle energy.* Due to these larger amounts of ATP which make the muscle fibers contraction more effective, supplementing with Creatine MagnaPower® has been suggested to enhance the speed of muscle development, strength, and play an additional role in muscle recovery.*
CREATINE MP: MADE FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE.