Research has shown that Creatine Monohydrate may help athletes train at higher intensity during resistance exercise. Once creatine reaches the muscles, it’s converted into Phosphocreatine (creatine phosphate), and ultimately becomes the body’s primary energy source; adenosine triphosphate. In the body, creatine helps to regenerate ADP (spent energy) back into ATP (fuel for energy) for increased energy output involving short, intense bursts of energy. Creatine is a natural substance that is synthesized in the body from three amino acids, Arginine, Glycine and Methionine. It’s also found naturally in smaller amounts within certain foods.
Creatine is a non-essential amino acid that is an important source of chemical energy for muscle contraction. In your skeletal muscles, where you build milk and generate the energy for movement, creatine participates in the complex muscle contraction process to maximize muscle energy. Adenosine Triphosphate, abbreviated to ATP, is a key fuel for muscle contraction, the repetition exercises you perform when bodybuilding. The more ATP you make available to your muscles the more energy created to power bodybuilding and boost performance in aerobic energy demanding sports, like sprinting, rowing, bodybuilding. Normal levels of ATP allow you only a few seconds of high intensity energy.