Category: Mitochondria and energy
Manufacturer: Life Extension
Build strength & endurance
- Has positive effects on strength and body composition and improves muscular performance in older adults
- Can provide added benefit to the health of the brain
- May have the ability to ease inflammation, at least after exercise
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120 vegetarian capsules
Item Catalog Number: 01529
Creatine exerts various effects upon entering the muscle. It is these effects that elicit improvements in exercise performance and may be responsible for the improvements of muscle function and energy metabolism seen under certain conditions. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the increased exercise performance seen after creatine intake:7
- Optimizing energy metabolism by maintaining higher levels of the body's energy compound adenosine triphosphate or ATP.8-10
- Increasing myofibrillar mRNA content and protein synthesis, and reducing amino acid oxidation and protein break-down.7,11,12
- Increasing satellite cell and myonuclei number and activity in human skeletal muscle.13
- Inhibiting tissue damage by stabilizing cellular membranes and maintaining reserves of ATP.7
Clinical trials have demonstrated creatine as having positive effects on strength and body composition and improving muscular performance in older adults, especially when combined with a resistance-training exercise protocol.14-17 Fourteen weeks of resistance training, done three days per week, resulted in significant increases in all measurements of strength and functional tasks and muscle fiber area for both the creatine and placebo groups.14 However, the group getting the creatine resulted in significantly greater increases in fat-free mass, greater increase in isometric knee extension, greater gains in isometric dorsiflexion strength, as well as a significant increase in intramuscular creatine levels.
One particularly interesting study found that the positive effects of creatine on strength and lean tissue in older adults continued after they stopped using creatine; at least for the duration of the study.17 The scientists concluded that "withdrawal from creatine had no effect on the rate of strength, endurance, and loss of lean tissue mass with twelve weeks of reduced-volume training."
Creatine monohydrate has become popular with athletes, but it may also be beneficial for people who are nutritionally deficient, have conditions associated with low cellular energy, muscle weakness, and those concerned with the muscular integrity of the heart.23,25-36
Each creatine capsule supplies 500 mg of easily-absorbed creatine monohydrate.
Serving Size 2 vegetarian capsules
Servings Per Container 60
|Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate)||11 mg|
|Creatine monohydrate||1000 mg|
|Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), stearic acid, silica|
Dosage and Use
Take two (2) capsules twice daily with water or juice, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Those with impaired kidney function should avoid creatine supplements.
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