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- Helps in the growth and development of your muscles
- Heals muscles fatigue and soreness post workout
- Revamps your energy and stamina
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|Goal||Enhances Workout Performance,Muscle Recovery,Recovery from Injury|
|Number of Servings||60|
|Serving Size||5 g|
The ON (Optimum Nutrition) Creatine Powder is a health supplement formulated with creatine monohydrate that helps in the growth and development of your muscles. The supplement is specially formulated to support muscle strength and power. It helps stimulate protein synthesis by hydrating your muscle cells. By getting dissolved smoothly into the cells, this supplement helps you gain energy and stamina. Thus, intake of it not only helps in the growth of your muscles but at the same time helps in reducing muscles fatigue and soreness. Thus, this supplement acts as a booster in meeting your nutritional needs, revamping your energy and accelerating your recuperation. So what are you waiting for! Bring home this supplement and enhance your stamina and strength after your workout sessions.
WHAT IS CREATINE?
Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that occurs in vertebrate tissues and in urine. In muscle tissue, Creatine generally occurs as phosphoCreatine. Creatine is excreted as CREATININE in the urine. Creatine is naturally produced in the human body from amino acids, primarily in the kidney and inside the liver. It is transported by the blood for the use of muscles. Approximately 95% of the human body's total Creatine is located in the skeletal muscle.Creatine is not an essential nutrient as it is easily manufactured in the human body from L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine. In humans and animals, approximately half of the stored Creatine originates from food (about 1 g/day, mainly from meat). Since vegetables are not the primary source of Creatine, vegetarians can be expected to show lower levels of directly derived muscle Creatine. However, vegetarians showed the same levels of Creatine after the use of Creatine supplements. Supplemental Creatine may have an energy-generating action during anaerobic exercise and may also have neuro protective and cardio protective effects on the body.
SYNTHESIS OR PRODUCTION
Creatine is produced in the liver, kidneys and pancreas from the amino acids glycine, arginine and methionine, and may also be obtained from foods such as meat and fish. Creatine is found primarily in the skeletal muscle and is fundamental to the energy metabolism of all muscle cells. In the skeletal muscle, Creatine exists in equilibrium with phosphoCreatine. PhosphoCreatine acts as an ATP reservoir. The reverse reaction provides a rapid source of ATP to the muscle cells and appears to enhance the anaerobic capacity of the body, its aerobic recovery and protein synthesis. For these reasons, Creatine is used by athletes both, to increase muscle mass and to enhance performance in high-intensity exercise.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Creatine Monohydrate (CrM) is a nitrogenous organic compound obtained predominantly from the consumption of meat or fish by the body and is also synthesized endogenously inside the kidney, liver and pancreas. When CrM enters the muscle cell, it accepts a high energy phosphate from oxidative phosphorylation and forms phosphoCreatine (PC). PC is the storage form of high-energy phosphate, which is used by the skeletal muscle cell to rapidly regenerate Adenosine Triphosphate(ATP) during bouts of maximal muscular contraction. The conversion of ATP into Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP) and a phosphate group generates the energy needed by the muscles during short term (5–15 seconds), high-intensity exercise. PhosphoCreatine’s (PC) availability in the muscles is vitally important in energy production, since ATP cannot be stored in excessive amounts within the muscle and is rapidly depleted during bouts of exhaustive exercise.
Improves athletic performance along with increased fitness level: Creatine provides the human body with enhanced levels of stamina, metabolism and energy. Fish and meat are a good source of Creatine.Creatine is present in vegetarians but on a very low scale. Creatine supplements help in the improvement of athletic performance of not only meat eating people, but also among vegetarians.
Increases strength and stamina in people: Creatine enhances the capacity of the body to perform high intensity workout, which in turn helps in the smooth pumping of blood to the heart and engages the body more forcefully in any kind of workout or rigorous sports activity.
Enhances muscle volume: Creatine benefits bodybuilders and athletes as it has a property that causes muscle cells to inflate, thereby producing a heavy muscled appearance by acting as a stimulus for protein synthesis.
Enhances the nervous system: Creatine acts as a neuro protectant (an agent that increases the survival of nerve cells to environmental insults), which helps in the enhancement of neurons that help in stimulating the mental activity of the body more effectively.
Helps in combating Diabetes: Creatine helps in improving the glucose tolerance of the human body by increasing the volume of glucose transporter - type 4, inside the body. This helps the body to fight against diabetes.
Reduces Sarcopenia: Sarcopenia is an age related muscle loss problem. There is a natural decline in the production of muscle building (anabolic) hormones such as testosterone, growth hormone and other insulin hormones with the passing of time in our body. Creatine helps in decreasing the progressive loss of muscle mass.
Adding to this, Creatine is also helpful for patients suffering from cognitive heart failure (CHF), depression, bipolar disorder, Parkinson’s disease, diseases of the muscles and nerves, Gyrate Atrophy, and high cholesterol.
During the loading phase (4-5 days), ingest 20g per day of Creatine monohydrate (5g four times per day). Following this phase, a maintenance dosage of 10 g per day (5 g two times per day) is beneficial. During the higher dose period, subjects are advised to ingest 20 g Creatine per day divided equally into four doses of 5 g Creatine per dose, with one of those doses taken immediately following a workout. During the lower dose period, subjects are instructed to ingest two doses of 5 g Creatine per day, with one of those doses taken immediately following a workout. Higher dose supplementation (20 g per day for the first 3 days) followed by a moderate dose (10 g per day) is employed in an effort to maintain maximal muscle Creatine levels. This was done in an effort to maintain fully saturated Creatine levels and to keep the total Creatine pool in our bodies at peak levels. There is no general consensus on the best time of the day to take Creatine. Many people mix Creatine powder with other supplements they are already taking, like Whey Protein. Creatine can also be mixed with warm water (improves solubility), fruit juice or caffeine-free tea. It’s important to note that Creatine monohydrate should be prepared fresh at the time of consumption. Do not pre-mix the Creatine powder ahead of its time. It’s generally recommended that the Creatine cycle be on 8 weeks on and the next 4 weeks off.
Precautions and Warnings
Taking more does not mean it is going to work better. Once the ATP pool is full, excess Creatine is excreted (wasted) by the body. As Creatine draws water from the body into muscle cells, it is very important that the body is kept hydrated drink adequate fluids when taking it.
- Not suitable during pregnancy and while breast feeding. Do not use Creatine supplement if suffering from Kidney disease or diabetes
- Supplements should be taken under the guidance of a qualified health counselor, doctor or health care provider. Once approved by a doctor, make sure the body is kept hydrated with the intake of plenty of water along with this supplement. Creatine may cause some negative effects which may include weight gain, muscle cramp, muscle strains and pulls, stomach upset, diarrhea, high blood pressure, liver dysfunction and kidney damage.
- There are some negative effects which may cause irregular heartbeat or a skin condition called Purpuric Dermatosis in some people, but no medical proof has been provided so far to substantiate this claim.
- Avoid consumption of alcohol while are on Creatine supplements. Alcohol reduces the benefits, and aggravates the side effects. Consumption of Creatine increases water retention and subsequent weight gain. To counter this, it is necessary to exercise hard. Those who have renal and gastro-intestinal issues are advised against its usage.
- Creatine usage is generally not recommended for people under the age of 18.
- Athletes who consume Creatine break up the dose into 2 stages. The initial one is called the loading stage and the second one is for maintenance. Dextrose is consumed along with it. Take regular precautions and drink large amounts of water. If any irregularities are noticed, discontinue the supplement at once and consult a medical advisor immediately.
What is micronized creatine monohydrate?
Micronized creatine is essentially creatine monohydrate, except it has been micronized, which means that the molecules of creatine have been divided or cut up. This increases their surface area up to 20 times, increasing its absorption and reducing stomach discomfort.
Do I need to take my creatine with carbohydrates to make it effective?
Whenever we digest carbohydrates, our pancreas secretes a hormone known as insulin. The simpler the carb, the higher the burst of insulin our pancreas releases to deal with them. The good thing about insulin is that it actually drives nutrients into our muscles to assist them in recovery. If Creatine is taken with fast burning carbs, it will increase the absorption rate in the muscles. However, insulin is also responsible for fat storage. Therefore it is best suited to use a sugar spike like this with a post workout meal.
Which supplement is better creatine or protein?
Amino acids are the building blocks of our muscles. If the body does not get enough of these, then there is no point in working out. Creatine is an outstanding supplement, but if a choice has to be made between getting at least 1 gram a day of protein or 1 gram a day of Creatine, opt for protein.
Can I take creatine and protein at the same time?
Firstly, protein is a food product. If creatine and protein are not taken at the same time, then one must probably be following a strict vegetarian diet and still he/she would end up consuming around 40 grams a day, just from normal foods. To top this off, creatine is not of much use without a significant protein intake. It is recommended that the proper consumption of both would provide the best results.
Since creatine makes you gain weight should I not take it on a cut?
Yes, creatine causes the body to hold water, but that is a good thing. The fact that muscles are super hydrated even on a cut is fantastic. If anything, creatine will assist in maintaining more lean mass while dieting.
Is there anything I can take to make creatine a more effective supplement?
It is to be noted beforehand that creatine will not work if the body is not properly hydrated. Super hydrating the body will also improve the weight room pumps tremendously. Creatine is good stacked with high glycemic carbs, as well as sodium. They both facilitate creatine transport into the muscle cells. This is recommended only for post workout meal.
Does caffeine affect creatine monohydrate?
According to creapure, one of the most respected manufacturers of creatine monohydrate in Germany, large doses of caffiene may hamper the performance results while taking creatine. However, smaller doses of caffeine such as coffee and most pre-workout powders should be ok.
Is it allergic or unsafe?
Creatine does not contain any allergic content. Creatine is not a hormone. Therefore it does not have the side effects associated with any pro-hormone or any illegal steroid.
|Serving Size: 5g||Amount per Serving|
|Creatine Monohydrate||5 g|
How to use
Take 1 rounded teaspoon of Micronized Creatine Powder with morning, afternoon, and evening meals and 1 additional rounded teaspoon before going to bed for 4-5 days to help saturate your muscles with creatine.
Allergen Information/Warning: Check with a qualified healthcare professional before using this product if you are under 18 years of age, pregnant or nursing a baby or if you have any known or suspected medical condition(s) and/or are taking any prescription or OTC medication(s).
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Jan 4, 2014Sahil chhabranothing but the best
I have used ultimate nutrition creatine in the past and now i am using on creatine which i ordered from healthkart,and found it to be much finer and better than others,this one is actually micro filtered as opposed to others who claim but are not.there are no lumps whatsoever,just one issue that it does not mixes that well with water as it does with shakes and all,leaves some grains in ur mouth when taken with water.it is made with creapure creatine which comes from germany which is the purest there is.make sure to drink 8 glasses of water and workout 5days a week and avoid acidic items such as mausami juice etc as it will null the efect of creatine.make sure u take ur proteins with it,its not as effective on its own as it is with protein and simple and complex carbs.pls donot go through loading and maintaince phase as it is just a strategy to make sure u run out of it fast and buy more,basically ur body needs 3 gms creatine a day.it does not matter if u take it before or after workout.if u compare a person who went thru loadin phase and a person who didnt over a longer period of time than u will not notice any difference at all,its just these companies are making sure u run out of it fast and buy more.as far as protein is concerned u need 1gm of protein per pound of body weight a day to build muscle.a person weighing 100 pounds needs 100 gms of protein to build muscle. If u are consuming red meat than avoid creatine as u are already consuming it via red meat.(See more)(27 people found this review useful)
Oct 31, 2013RAMESH KANKANAMPATIAMAZING PRODUCT
THIS POWDER IS AMAZING. IT WORKED WONDERS FOR ME. AFTER USING THIS POWDER , MY WORKOUTS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE AND MORE SUCCESSFUL. ONLY NEGATIVE ABOUT THIS PRODUCT IS THAT IT DOESN'T MIX AND DISSOLVE PROPERLY. IF THEY LOOK IN TO THIS PROBLEM, IT WOULD BE A GREAT SUPPLEMENT.(See more)
Sep 20, 2014MandarSafe and Effective Creatine Powder
Before purchasing ON creatine powder I had never consumed creatine. I had read a lot about creatine and was afraid of its side effects. But this powder is best and superior. It mixes well in slight warm water. When any powder mixes well it gets absorbed very quickly in the body and doesn't cause any gastric distress. Only make sure u drink atleast 5 to 6 litres of water everyday. Without increasing protein intake, diet and intensity of workout u will not get any results. My strength and endurance increased in the gym inspite of skipping the loading phase. Can be consumed with 5 teaspoons of glucon d powder.Effective only post workout and during non workout days can be taken first thing in the morning. Will order this product in future. Fully trust ON products because they live upto their claim.(See more)
May 11, 2014MayureshAuthentic Product
Beginners should go for ON products and buy frm HK. 1Day delivery Awesome.... What Else Can I Say, Its Creatine MonoHydrate. It Works As It Should.(See more)
Jan 1, 2014RajatExcellent
Excellent service and more then that excellent supplement.(See more)
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Great product! Must for serious bodybuilders.
Very good supplement.You will get results for sure if workout right, eat well and drink lots of water. Just beware of the fake ones. I got it online from another website this time and got a fake one. No complaints about Healthkart. As far as I am concerned I've always received genuine products from healthkart. Here's how you spot a fake one: http://musclegenius.blogspot.in/2014/08/identify-fake-genuine-on-micronized-creatine-powder-optimum-nutrition.html(See more)
this is the best one(See more)
Superb Effect and gains.It doesn't comes with scoop and label says 1teaspoon serving not 1scoop .Please notice that guys.Without scoop is the authentic product.(See more)
ohk but not very good(See more)
One of the best
Mix-ability is not as good as MB creatine. There is no taste as it is Unflavored. Everything else is fine(See more)
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