MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine is a highly bioavailable blend of five superior types of advanced creatines that may help boost strength and lean muscle growth.
The 5 advanced forms of Creatine are: Creatine Nitrate, Creatine ABB, Di Creatine Malate, Creatine Magnapower® and Creatine Monohydrate
These forms of Creatine are suggested to be highly stable and superior in bioavailability.
What should be the dosing protocol for MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine?
The stable nature of Advanced Creatine forms in MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine reportedly removes the need for loading.
But we would still suggest for best results 4 servings per day for the 1st7 days. The 2 doses should be taken 1st thing in d morning and post workout. On non-workout days take the second dose at the same time that you take on workout days.
From the 8thday onwards you can come down to one serving per day. On workout days the serving should be taken post workout and on non-workout days first thing in the morning. Effective creatine therapy requires daily dosing.
Can I use MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine for fat loss?
Most definitely MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine can be used on a fat loss diet.
MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine contains highly stable forms of creatine that do not need the usual 75gms of dextrose to aid in delivery.
Hence, it will provide all the ergogenic benefits of creatine viz. enhanced strength and power even on a carb-restricted fat loss diet.
Will consuming MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine give me a bloated look via. water retention?
Water retention as commonly understood by people is known as edema. Edema is when water held by muscle intracellular spills out into the subcutaneous compartment of the body, which is right under the skin.
One of the benefits of creatine supplementation is in fact cell hydration or cell volumizing.
In simple words what this means is that all forms of creatine found in MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine aid in holding water intracellular.
Retaining water inside the muscle cell is the good kind of water retention which actually leads to a hard and dry appearance as a subcutaneous compartment under the skin does not fill up with water. MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine or any other creatine supplement will actually counteract edema or the bloated look that extra cellular water retention provides
To conclude supplementation with MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine will NOT lead to a bloated look.
Will consuming MusclePharm® Core Series Creatine make me prone to having cramps?
Creatine increases intra-cellular water retention which is a very wanted effect and should not be confused with edema or extra-cellular water retention that fills up the subcutaneous area under the skin.
Since creatine promotes intra-cellular water retention, creatine supplementation in fact will prevent cramps rather than be the cause of cramps as is erroneously, popularly believed.
I have just joined the gym, can I start taking creatine?
Creatine will improve your performance on the gym floor & you will end up lifting heavier. But that also means more micro-trauma to the muscles thus increasing the need for Protein. DO NOT EVEN THINK OF SPENDING ON CREATINE IF YOUR PROTEIN REQUIREMENT OF AT LEAST a minimum 2 grams per Kg Bodyweight is not met.
Creatine is completely SAFE & has NO ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS.
But consumption by beginners who are nowhere near comprehensive Motor Unit Recruitment & have sub-optimal Rate coding in their muscle fibers is a complete waste of money. A beginner sees huge increases in performance in the gyms purely on the basis of bettering his form & Technique. At this stage buying Creatine is a criminal waste of money.
Ergogenic Aids must only be taken by advanced strength enthusiasts or athletes who have already explored the limits of their performance. Only then will Creatine Monohydrate work.
Creatine will be beneficial to which all fields of sport?
Athletes who need sudden, high intensity bursts of power and strength are ideal candidates for creatine supplements. These athletes include power lifters, bodybuilders and sprinters.
Athletes who engage in sports with steady aerobic output may not benefit from creatine use. In sports like tennis, football, baseball and basketball, there is involvement of different metabolic systems with in-between bouts of activities requiring spontaneous burst of energy.
This is where creatine is used for ATP generation and hence creatine supplementation benefits these athletes too.