The supplement industry is huge and is only going one way, which would indicate that these products carry significant value and actually work. With that being said, there are a lot of products on the market that are a waste of time and money. As we are focused on building muscle mass here, I will touch on the most vital supplements you could and should use.  

Creatine – an ingredient that has been around the bodybuilding community for generations, and for a good reason, it’s been proven time and time again that it works. 

How does it work?

How Does Creatine Work?During high-intensity exercise, the primary role of Creatine is to increase the phosphocreatine stores in your muscles. These additional stores can then be used to produce more ATP, which is the critical energy source for lifting and high-intensity exercise, such as sprinting, etc. 

Here are some key pointers as to how Creatine helps you gain muscle:

  • Boosts Workload
    Allows more total work or volume in a single session, which is key to muscle growth, allowing overload to take place.
  • Improves Cell Signalling
    Can increase cell signaling, which aids muscle repair and new muscle growth.  
  • Raises Anabolic Hormones
    Studies have found a rise in the IGF-1 hormone after taking Creatine. 
  • Reduces Protein Breakdown
    May increase the body’s total muscle mass by reducing the breakdown of muscle tissue.  
  • Lowers Myostatin Levels
    Having high levels of Myostatin is detrimental for muscle gain. Supplementing with Creatine will reduce these levels, increasing growth potential.  

In short, Creatine gives your muscles more energy and leads to changes in cell functions that increase muscle growth. Supplementing with Creatine can result in significant increases in muscle mass, and this applies to untrained and Elite Athletes. It is hands down, one of the best supplements for increasing strength and high-intensity performance by increasing your body’s ability to produce ATP. There are many supplements that you can take that will benefit you a great deal. All of which can help you tremendously in different ways when it comes to changing your body. But if you really want to progress and advance, Creatine is one of the top supplements to have in your cupboard. 



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