OLIMP CREATINE MEGA CAPS is a high-micronised form of creatine which has better solubility and better tissue absorptiveness than the traditional monohydrate. Creatine molecule is the basic energy vehicle in muscle cells, as a phosphate stores high-energy phosphoric acid groups (phosphate radicals) and distributes them for protein synthesis and muscle fibre contractions. Diet supplementation with OLIMP CREATINE MEGA CAPS results in: - rapid re-synthesis of ATP (direct energy source) - substantial increase in strength and lean muscle mass - anti-catabolic effects - increased energy saturation of the body.
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To understand how creatine works, how the body stores and uses energy must be examined. The body stores energy in its cells in the form of chemical bonds. The compound that is used for energy is called adenosine triphospate, or ATP. The "tri" in its name means it has three phosphate molecules. ATP provides energy for muscle contractions by releasing one of its phosphate molecules, and when that molecules is released, adenosine diphosphate, or ADP, is produced. The energy from ATP only last for a few seconds, so the cell needs more to make energy; this means it needs to make more ATP. The ADP is recycled back into ATP by adding another phosphate molecule. Creatine in the cells can quickly add a phosphate molecule to the ADP and make it into ATP again, giving the cells more energy.
The body already has enough creatine in it from food sources to support normal energy needs. However, heavy training and its demand on the muscles creates a need for extra creatine. Adding creatine to the diet and saturating the cells means faster ADP to ATP turnover. Extra energy means workouts can be longer, and more weight can be lifted. In addition, the creatine helps the cells stay hydrated, and this means more protein synthesis can occur. Increased protein synthesis, in combination with longer workouts, means more muscle building.
Creatine monohydrate is the most effective creatine to use. However, some people may have stomach issues when using it. To help with these issues, manufacturers make creatine micronized. The creatine molecules are smaller, making it easier on the stomach. In addition to being easier to digest, the smaller creatine micronized particles fully dilute in water, making it much easier to drink. Regular creatine can sometimes be gritty because the larger particles may not dissolve fully, or sometimes sink to the bottom of the container.