Creatine is as classic a supplement as they come, which makes the most effective form, Creatine Monohydrate, a top-notch ingredient and one of the most well-studied ingredients in the industry. No other supplement has been as researched as this one, proving time and again its effectiveness.1 No wonder 5% Nutrition decided it was time to add it to our Core line! 5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate provides 5 grams per serving and comes unflavored so you can control how you mix this powder with your favorite proteins, shakes, and other supplements.
Creatine is single-handedly responsible for the concept of cell volume, or water-based pumps. It supports strength, size, and cellular energy. It also hydrates the muscles. Recent studies have shown even more impressive benefits. Did you know creatine monohydrate also supports cognitive function?2
Whether you take it before, during, or after your workout, 5% Core Creatine Monohydrate needs to be in your supplement stack. You know Rich believed in the power of creatine. Now you have a time-tested and proven version at your fingertips!
Creatine Monohydrate – 5,000 mg
Creatine monohydrate is known as the original “cell volumizer” meaning that it pulls water into the muscles causing them to swell in size. You may have heard this also referred to as “water-based pumps”. The increased cell volume provides several benefits including improved muscle hydration which supports protein synthesis and leads to increased muscle growth!3
Creatine & Performance
Studies show that creatine can support an increase in muscle mass, strength, and exercise performance.1,4 Adding creatine to a training program has been shown to increase strength by 8%, weightlifting performance by 14%, and bench press one-rep max by up to 43% compared to training alone.5
Creatine & ATP Production, Endurance
How does creatine help endurance? It’s stored in the muscles as creatine phosphate and is part of the ATP-CP energy system. This energy system is also called the “Phosphagen System”. Your muscles use the Phosphagen System for short bursts of exercise, such as bodybuilding and weight training. As for ATP, it acts as the immediate energy source for your muscles during these high-intensity workouts. Normally, ATP becomes depleted after 8–10 seconds of high-intensity activity but creatine can help you produce more ATP, allowing you to maintain optimal performance for a few seconds longer.6,7 Increase your sets and your maximum output farther than you thought possible with this well-studied supplement, Creatine Monohydrate.