Pure Creatine Facts
Q. What is Creatine Monohydrate and how does it work?
A. Creatine Monohydrate is and has been for many years a well utilised and understood ingredient. Creatine Monohydrate is utilised by many different individuals including, athletes, people wanting to enhance weight gain, individuals wanting to get through a sticking point in their workout, those enhancing their strength, those requiring greater conditioning etc… Creatine Monohydrate has stood the test of time because of its rapid (within weeks) and noticeable effects it has on the user. Creatine Monohydrate work by volumizing cells. This means that Creatine Monohydrate is very effective at increasing your sell size via hydration or to put it simply makes you bigger and heavier through an increase of water. A majority of weight gain is generally temporary however results that you achieve through those gains are generally able to be maintained to some degree. For example you may put 5kgs of weight on after a Creatine Monohydrate cycle however most likely lose 2-4 kg and yet still benefit from the strength gains obtained whilst on your Creatine Monohydrate cycle.
Q. Does Creatine Monohydrate have side effects?
A. In the earlier years when Creatine Monohydrate was just new to the market in Australia (Mid 1980s) it was generally believed that Creatine Monohydrate was dangerous and toxic with reports of people suffering kidney and even liver damage however further investigation has confirmed that this was just rumour and innuendo. Creatine is a cell volumizer which means that it places water into the belly of your lean tissue (muscles) known as intra-muscular hydration. Creatine Monohydrate also places water under your skin known as subcutaneous hydration. With extra fluid now stored, your body needs to find the extra water which is one of the keys to gaining the best results whilst using Creatine Monohydrate and feeling good whilst on ‘Creatine’. Each individual may slightly vary depending on their body weight but as a general rule it is highly recommended that the user consumes at least 1 litre of water extra when cycling on Creatine Monohydrate. This is pure water that must be consumed on top of your daily food and water requirements. This will obviously need to be increased during warmer weather or in environments that create and generate more heat (IE: unventilated home gym). THIS IS PARAMOUNT to the gains, results and feeling of wellbeing you will experience whilst using Creatine Monohydrate. If your water intake is not increased significantly then you may experience headaches, lethargy and a general unwell feeling as your body endeavours to cope with the lack of water whilst working overtime to create balance (homeostasis). Your body requires water on a daily basis to function correctly and regulate hundreds of thousands interactions and actions and by using Creatine Monohydrate your body will immediately start utilising some of the water in your system more so into your cells therefore basically robing your body of the water pool (water reserve) that your body normally calls upon for normal function. I would suggest that people taking Creatine Monohydrate be it Pure Creatine Monohydrate from Next Generation Supplements or a different Creatine Monohydrate that they follow the simply rule of thumb, 1litre for every 25kgs of body weight. When on Creatine Monohydrate you need to be able to listen to your body which will encourage you to drink more water.
Q. How often can I use Creatine Monohydrate?
A. Creatine Monohydrate can be cycled on and off as often as required. Obviously if Creatine Monohydrate is a supplement chosen by the user who is achieving consistent results whilst using Creatine Monohydrate than as long as they follow the directions and instructions on the label in relation to cycling Creatine Monohydrate and water consumption then the user may continue to utilise Creatine Mononhydrate as often as required.
TIP: When using Creatine Monohydrate it is extremely important not to use any caffeine base ingredient or any caffeine within 5 hours before or after taking Creatine Monohydrate. This is due to the fact that caffeine eliminates most of the results that Creatine Monohydrate will provide you with. This is due to the shear diuretic effects that caffeine possess. BEWARE, products that combine Creatine Monohydrate with caffeine serve no purpose whatsoever as far as cell volumizing is concerned which is one of the primary benefits of Creatine Monohydrate.