Highly researched, creatine monohydrate has been shown to support muscle strength, power, and size when combined with high-intensity activities. Our Micronized Creatine Powder is made with Creapure®, a creatine monohydrate known for its exceptional purity. It’s also micronized (to make the particles smaller), so our powder mixes easier and stays suspended in liquid longer than non-micronized creatine supplements.
- Made With Creapure Creatine Monohydrate
- Supports Muscle Strength & Power
- Micronized Powder Mixes More Easily & Stays in Solution Longer Than Non-Micronized Powders
- Unflavored for Stacking Versatility
Effects Of Creatine & Glycogen Loading
Long-time strength athletes will be familiar with the old school approach to creatine use that begins with a loading phase of 20 grams a day for 5 days before switching to a 5 gram daily maintenance dose. Endurance athletes have been known to glycogen load with carbs in the lead up to a long-distance event. A study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise looks at the effects of both techniques on muscle mass.
The body composition of 18 experience male cyclists was measured before and after loading with creatine and/or carbohydrates for 5 days. Glycogen loading with creatine resulted in an estimate of 3.1% greater leg muscle mass. The amount was 2.6% more mass with glycogen loading alone. After a glycogen-depleting exercise protocol, leg muscle mass decreased an average of 1.4%.
Carbohydrate & Creatine Loading For Cycling
A couple weeks back, we looked at the muscle mass gains from creatine and glycogen loading. A study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise tests the performance potential experienced cyclists might experience from loading and carbohydrate loading.
Eighteen well-trained male cyclists loaded with 20 grams of creatine for 5 days followed by 3 grams for 9 more days. Some received a placebo instead. Then they raced a 120 km time trial with 6 different sprints of 1 to 4 km performed every 10 km followed by an uphill ride to fatigue.
After this intervention, subjects consumed 6 or 12 grams of carbohydrates per kg of body weight before competing in 2 more trials. Creatine and moderate carbohydrate loading improved power, and the larger carbohydrate load improved power in the final 1 km sprint. Creatine and the 12 gram carb load increased powder during 4 km sprints. That could help competitors in their sprint to the finish line.