But science also reveals that there’s a specific way to use creatine and maximize its benefit. Today in this article I’ll be telling you exactly what that is.
What Is Creatine?
So really briefly, let’s first discuss what creatine is and how it helps you build more muscle.
Creatine is an amino acid that we naturally produce and use as an energy source for our muscles. When we take creatine as a supplement, we can increase our natural levels of it and, if maintained properly, have been shown to give a significant boost in strength and muscle size.
Step 1. Purchase The Right Kind of Creatine
If you walk into a supplement store or shop online and you’ll be bombarded with all sorts of forms of creatine. But for your sake, creatine monohydrate is the go-to when it comes to creatine. It’s less expensive and just as effective.
Step 2. Dosage
So after you buy your creatine, the next step to take is to figure out how much you need. And for this exact reason, is why I recommend creatine capsules. Creatine capsules already come premade with the best dosage you need, so all it would require is for you to swallow it. It’s recommended you only take 2.
Now with that being stated, when you’re first hopping onto a creatine cycle you want to actually bump up how many capsules you’re taking because it takes time for the creatine to increase.
That’s why during the first week of your creatine cycle you want to do what is called a “load period” so essentially you want to take more creatine to elevate your storage and then drop down to maintain.
Step 3: Consumption
Although there isn’t too much research that dives into the specifics of timing. It’s good to know that creatine doesn’t have an immediate effect on you. In fact, one study even found a slight increase when taken after a workout, but this, of course, wasn’t significant enough by research criteria.
I know a lot was covered but here are the main key points to take away from this:
Use Creatine Monohydrate
Undergo a loading period
Creatine just like any other supplement won’t build muscle for you. You still need a good diet and a good training routine it can help give you an advantage.
This was a guest post by Angel from Growth-Star.com he writes articles on various self-improvement topics such as; fitness, dieting, discipline, dating, & success as well as other areas of life with the goal of helping men grow into something greater.