What You Should Know
Protein Factory formulates more than 100 bodybuilding supplements. Some contain creatine and others allow the consumer to add creatine to a protein powder as desired. Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 500 offers 500 mg of creatine, far less than the recommended minimum of 5 grams per day for creatine loading.
The company supports online ordering, but we could not find testimonials, clinical trials or free offers to convince the consumer to choose Protein Factory products. With so many supplement choices, a company needs to push why the consumer needs to choose a given product not just known facts about that product.
List of Ingredients
Creapure Creatine Monohydrate.
Creatine monohydrate is one of the most widely used bodybuilding and athletic supplements in the world. Creatine is considered an ergogenic, or performance enhancer. Clinical studies support this claim as creatine monohydrate stores in the muscle and improve ability to push more weight and perform rapid movement. The effect of creatine on muscles is limited, however, because the muscle only stores about 120 grams of creatine. When supplementing with products like Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 500, it is important to load for 5 to 7 days and then take a maintenance dose. Another alternative is to stretch out the load over 28 days by consuming 3 grams per day. The maintenance dose is reduced to between 2 and 5 grams daily.
Why is burst energy important to athletes and bodybuilders? That brief moment of extra strength and energy may be enough to push an extra 10 pounds or run a half-second faster. In competitive sports, that small amount could be just enough to beat a competitor.
Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 500 does not come without potential side effects. Creatine is known to cause water retention in muscles. Electrolytes keep muscles from cramping with repetitive use. When extra water is stored in the muscle, those electrolytes are less concentrated and thus work less effectively. Muscle cramping is the number one side effect of taking creatine, aside from the actual water retention.
Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 500 sells for $10 per one-pound container.
- Creatine may help energy production and protein synthesis.
- May help improve burst energy in muscles.
- Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 500 is less expensive compared to other supplements.
- Creatine may cause dehydration.
- Water retention may result in electrolyte imbalances.
Protein Factory’s Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 500 is not a special form of creatine that is more effective than any other type of creatine. The price is attractive, but chances are a bodybuilder or athlete will choose a post-workout shake containing creatine and carbohydrates instead of a straight creatine powder. During the loading phase, this supplement could help boost creatine levels in that post-workout shake.