What Is It?
- Creatine is a metabolite of the ATP-CP energy system of your body. It serves as an energy reserve in muscle cells. Creatine is found in the body and is synthesized in the liver and the pancreas.
Creatine Monohydrate Uses
- It generates immediate energy.
- The ATP-CP energy system is responsible for providing immediate energy for the body.
- Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is the usable form of energy created by the body. When ATP loses a high energy phosphate molecule, energy is produced so you can perform work; Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP) is formed as a result. The phosphate molecule joins together with creatine to form CP (Creatine Phosphate) and restores the missing phosphate molecule on ADP allowing the muscle to form more ATP and continue working. This cycle continually repeats itself as long as the work performed is of short duration and high intensity. When Creatine Monohydrate is taken as a supplement, it is stored in the muscle tissue where it can be used to bond with phosphate molecules and form CP. CP in turn, is used to provide explosive energy for the muscles: [ADP+CP=ATP]