Once creatine enters the muscle, it is
phosphorylated to form creatine phosphate, which is a high-energy
substrate that assists in the contraction of the muscle fibers.
SPARK YOUR MUSCLE’S ATP RESERVES
exercise, creatine is used by the body to maintain adequate levels of
energy-rich ATP. ATP (adenine triphosphate) is your body’s premier
source of energy for many metabolic processes. Athletes who seek to
achieve optimal performance during high intensity exercise will often
load creatine as a nutritional supplement to spark their ATP
levels. Many types of exercise, such as weight lifting and sprinting,
can challenge ATP stores. Thus, taking additional creatine as a
supplement can help promote physical performance and also delay exercise
fatigue by boosting the skeletal muscle’s ATP reserves. When muscles
use ATP for energy, a chemical process takes place where the ATP is
broken down into two simple chemicals, ADP (adenosine diphosphate) and
phosphate. As ATP is converted into ADP, energy is released that gives
muscles their ability to contract and perform well. The majority of
creatine released in muscles binds with phosphorus which is then
converted into creatine phosphate. Next, creatine phosphate reacts with
ADP in your body and then converts ADP back to ATP again. This process
continually supports your body’s ATP energy supplies for muscle energy.
MUSCLE STRENGTH AND ENERGY
Did you ever
exercise so hard that you felt a muscle “burn”? During intense training,
when lactic acid levels can rise higher in muscles, you may feel a
burning sensation in the muscles. Research shows that creatine can help
buffer lactic acid that builds up in muscles during exercise. To help
control the buildup of lactic acid and the burning sensations that can
be created, creatine helps absorb and bind hydrogen ions that have been
released into muscles.
Creatine also promotes the body’s anabolic phase for increased
protein synthesis which supports lean body mass and muscle strength.
Taking creatine supplements before and after workouts may help support
muscle energy levels because it enables the ATP energy cycle to continue
for longer periods of time.
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