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Importance of Creatine Monohydrate




Creatine Monohydrate is one of the most important supplements on the market for bodybuilders, or even your average gym-goers. Creatine mono is also the most studied supplement on the market, but for some reason there is this taboo behind it. I hate when people come into my store and ask questions regarding this product. They always say things like: “Doesn’t it just add water-weight?” “won’t you lose everything once you stop taking it?” Hearing the same questions over and over becomes frustrating, so i want to clarify the importance of one of my favorite supplements out there.

Creatine is found naturally in our bodies, this is something that people fail to realize. Creatine is not some synthetic powder that a team of scientists put together to sell a product. Creatine is natural, 90% of our natural creatine is found in our muscles. Therefore, it only makes sense to consume creatine as a supplement to aid you in reaching your goals. Creatine monohydrate is vital for short bursts of energy by fueling your muscles with ATP. ATP acts as the energy component for muscle contractions. Therefore, when you supplement with creatine, your body will produce more ATP and therefore increase your endurance and your strength overall.

Creatine does draw water into your muscles. Clients and customers of mine seem to think that this is a bad thing, another common misconception regarding this supplement. Our bodies are made up of 60% water, so adding more water to your muscles and adding volume to your cells is a bad thing? I think not. Creatine increases your potential for lean muscle mass and growth.

My personal favorite brand of creatine monohydrate comes from optimum nutrition. I prefer micronized creatine since it is easier for digestion and is less harsh on your stomach. Below is a link to the product. For any questions regarding dosage, loading phase, or creatine overall, leave a comment or email me at




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