Energy to Burn with Creatine!

When Creatine is consumed in adequate amounts, muscle creatine saturation will follow. From this, a phosphate group can be donated to Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP) turning it into Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) which is an integral energy source of skeletal muscle!

Creatine stores (phosphocreatine) are highly mobilisable, meaning our ATP (energy) pool can be replenished dozens of times during an all out maximal exertion lasting between 2-10 seconds...consequently; energy levels will be very high indeed during this short period of time.

Therefore, for brief bouts of high intensity exercise, such as a set of 10 reps on the bench press, creatine could prove to be very beneficial!

These benefits alone lend themselves to gains in muscle size, strength and endurance!
(Greenwood, Kalman and Antonio, 2008)

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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