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Creatine took the market by storm back in the early ’90s and forced the industry to look at something besides monster-sized weight gainers. Creatine has certainly stood the test of time because, since its introduction, it has not only remained immensely popular, it has become one of the most studied and proven-effective supplements on the market.[1,2] Initially, creatine was marketed primarily for its cell volume and endurance abilities. In the years that followed, it has been suggested that creatine has additional benefits, including cognitive benefits, as well as the ability to improve post-workout recovery.[3,4]

One of the reasons to take creatine post-workout is because it helps replenish creatine stores that were utilized for ATP production during your workout. This is especially important if you’re an athlete that undertakes multiple training sessions per day. Having said that, it’s important to understand that creatine is not limited to any specific type of training, and anyone that exercises can benefit from this effective supplement regardless of their experience level. Additionally, it has been shown that when taken post-workout with other recovery-enhancing nutrients such as carbohydrates, creatine supports increased glycogen storage in the muscles more effectively than carbohydrates taken alone. Furthermore, creatine helps reduce inflammation, which also supports the recovery process.[4]

creatine and recoveryWhen you consider all the benefits of this impressive compound along with its record of safety, it’s no wonder you’ll find it in so many different types of supplements, from stand-alone products to formulas designed to enhance creatine absorption to pre-workouts as well as post-workout recovery products. In fact, you can find creatine in one of the best recovery products currently on the market, Ignite Nutrition’s Load-Up. This impressive recovery formula features a unique Creatine Matrix that contains three forms of creatine for optimal absorption: 2g of the original creatine monohydrate, which is the version that most of the research has been conducted on, 1g of creatine anhydrous, which on a gram per gram basis supplies more creatine than other forms because it does not contain any moisture, and 1g of creatine MagnaPower®, which is creatine bound to magnesium for enhanced absorption.

As you can see, absorption is the key to success when it comes to creatine, and Ignite Nutrition understands that. This is the kind of thinking that dominates the entire line of Ignite Nutrition products. With this kind of innovative thinking in mind, it’s no wonder that when you look at the total Load-Up formula, you will see that it is the ideal choice for anyone of any experience level. After all, recovery is one of the primary keys to success no matter how much experience you have, and it’s for this reason Load Up was created. Like always, Ignite Nutrition has you covered!

 

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2048496/

  2. Kreider, R. B. (2003, February). Effects of creatine supplementation on performance and training adaptations. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12701815

  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1691485/

  4. Cooke, M. B., Rybalka, E., Williams, A. D., Cribb, P. J., & Hayes, A. (2009, June 02). Creatine supplementation enhances muscle force recovery after eccentrically-induced muscle damage in healthy individuals. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19490606



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