Lean Muscle Gains
The way our creatine monohydrate works, is it promotes the production and release of creatine phosphate. This natural creatine is produced in the liver and acts to provide cellular energy by producing ADP (adenosine diphosphate). ADP in turn promotes ATP (adenosine triphosphate), and ATP is what fuels our muscles when we work out. Creatine also allows for your muscles to stay hydrated. A boost of creatine is known to make your muscles retain water, even during times of intense activity. This process allows the body to properly metabolize protein, which is essential in gaining lean muscle.
Endurance And Performance
Many pro athletes use creatine for sports like tennis, soccer, running, and cycling. Continued release of ATP can provide your muscles the energy they need to make it through any kind of high intensity exercise. Studies have also shown that creatine may also reduce recovery time, getting you back in the gym as soon as possible.
Creatine supplementation also promotes the release of creatine phosphate in the brain. This can help to improve alertness and overall mood.