Improved strength, increased workout intensity, enhanced recovery, amplified energy levels, and increased muscle size are just a few reasons why you should supplement with high-quality creatine powders. Short, explosive bouts of physical activity use the ATP energy system, of which creatine is a major fuel. Having surplus/plentiful supplies of creatine in the muscles means that intense exercise can be sustained for prolonged periods of times before the muscles start to fatigue: more weight, more reps, more gains!
Creatine is found in foods such as red meat but not in the quantities demanded by the body when undertaking intense physical exercise. Vegetarians typically lack in creatine and can be found to have lower energy levels that meat eaters. If you’re a veggie or vegan then supplementing creatine would prove extremely beneficial and you would likely observe a greater impact from the supplement compared to your carnivorous counterparts.
Common creatine types include:
Creatine Monohydrate – 88% creatine per molecule, and the most frequently bought
Micronized Creatine – smaller molecular size, reduced bloating and faster absorption
Creatine Phosphate – 62% creatine per molecule, already bound to phosphate so more readily available as an energy source.