REFLEX CREAPURE® CREATINE POWDER
THE WORLD'S PUREST AND MOST EFFECTIVE CREATINE
- Creatine increases physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise
- The benchmark of all creatine products with a proven safety record
- Creapure® use a patented manufacturing process to ensure the absence of impurities
- Creatine is found naturally in small quantities in fish and meat
Creapure® Proven Most Effective
Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate is the most researched form of Creatine in the World. Creapure® has been thoroughly tested in numerous different sporting activities, the scientific evidence is so strong for Creapure® Creatine that it is widely regarded by leading sports nutrition scientists as the single most effective legal performance enhancing substance a sports person can take. Here at Reflex Nutrition® we cannot emphasise enough the fact that it is Creapure® Creatine and NOT other forms that have been studied so extensively.
Creapure® Creatine Proven Safe Long Term
Furthermore, numerous human trials were commissioned to test the safety of Creapure® as a supplement. In addition to the classic toxicological tests, Creapure® was investigated in more than 50 clinical trials. People of all ages tested Creapure® in sports and non-sports applications over a period of more than 21 months without experiencing any side-effects. Once again other forms of Creatine have not had such extensive long term studies carried out.
Creapure® Purest Creatine in the World
A glass of fresh water can contain harmful bacteria and germs. To the naked eye however, it looks just as good as 100% pure water. Even though some other forms creatine can look like pure white powder, they can be of inferior quality, containing toxicologically harmful impurities. Creapure® is the purest creatine in the world; it is made using a very clever patented manufacturing process that results in a creatine product that is free from toxic impurities.
Fact, every other form of Creatine is made in China
When it comes to choice at Reflex Nutrition we feel there is only one choice and that is Creapure®. This is especially true when you consider the simple fact that every other type of creatine is made in China with varying degrees of quality control. It’s not a risk worth taking in our opinion.
What is in Reflex Creapure Creatine Monohydrate?
100g, 250g, 500g
20, 50 or 100 servings
What is the normal daily dose for Creapure® Creatine?
With normal activity, 2 to 4 g of creatine is used per day. Depending how physically and mentally active an individual is, this requirement can increase to 5 g per day. The body produces half of the creatine needed daily, and the rest needs to be ingested through food. Depending on the individual´s lifestyle and diet, a recommendation of 3 g per day as a minimum is a good place to start.
Can I just mix Creapure® Creatine into my favourite drink?
Yes, you can. Dissolve Creapure® in liquids such as water, protein shakes or fruit juice. Three grams easily dissolves in 300 mL water and as general rule of thumb for every 1 grams of Creatine mix it with at least 100mls of water. Drink your creatine drink as soon as you can after preparing it since creatine that has been dissolved in a liquid loses some of its efficacy over time.
Does Creapure® Creatine come from natural sources or is it a totally synthetic product? What is the risk for BSE? (Is Creapure® suitable for vegetarians?)
Creatine was discovered in the first half of the 19th century as a constituent of beef broth, and for a long time “Liebigs Fleischextrakt” was the only source of creatine. Since the 1990s the chemical synthesis of creatine has become more efficient and now predominates for industrial large-scale production. AlzChem developed a patented process for the synthetic production of creatine that guarantees the best quality and greatest purity. This creatine is sold under the brand name Creapure®. Because Creapure® (ultrapure creatine monohydrate) is made by synthesizing non-animal-sourced raw materials through chemical reactions, Creapure® is guaranteed not to contain substances that can transmit BSE. It is suitable for vegetarians.
Is Creapure® Creatine stable in beverages?
Creatine is stable in an aqueous solution only for a limited time, since is broken down into creatinine fairly quickly. The speed of the breakdown is dependent on: a) the pH value (the lower the pH, the more rapid the breakdown), b) the temperature (the higher the temperature, the more rapid the breakdown).
Besides enhancing athletic performance, what else can taking Creapure® Creatine do?
- Creatine enhances strength and fitness of older people in their activities of daily living.
- Creatine speeds up the rehabilitation process after a period of immobilization (e.g., after wearing a cast)
- Creatine improves mental performance
- Creatine participates in the formation of bones and cartilage, supports the body’s immune system, and protects cells.
Is Creapure Creatine Safe?
AlzChem sponsored a wide range of clinical trials with human subjects to prove the safety of supplementation with Creapure®. In addition to the classic toxicological tests, Creapure® has been investigated in more than 50 clinical trials. As part of this research, people of all ages tested Creapure® in sports and non-sports applications over a period of more than 21 months without experiencing any side-effects.
Are there differences among the different creatine products in terms of quality?
Yes, there are huge differences in quality. Creatine products with more than 5% impurities have been found on the market. The manufacturing conditions and handling of raw materials are crucial factors for determining the quality of creatine monohydrate. Inferior raw materials or substandard cleaning results in larger amounts of impurities such as dicyandiamide, creatinine, and dihydrotriazine. The specification of Creapure® is subject to strict requirements. Creapure® is tested for impurities using high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC).
I have heard that creatine should not be taken with coffee; what about soft drinks or iced tea?
Avoid taking large amounts of caffeine together with creatine. Large amounts of caffeine (e.g., more than 4 cups of coffee) defeat the ergogenic effects of creatine. Small amounts of caffeine (e.g., 1-2 cups of coffee) appear not to negatively influence creatine’s effects.
Is creatine considered as doping?
Creatine has been classified as a food by the IOC (International Olympic Committee). Creatine content in muscle is limited and can be increased only to a certain extent. Furthermore the creatine level can also be increased through a special diet, rich in fish and meat.
Can athletes improve their performance with creatine?
The effects of supplementation with creatine have been investigated in different studies: in people at varying levels of fitness and athletic requirements, from elite athletes to people almost entirely new to exercise. Creatine supplementation can significantly improve performance in a wide range of sports, such as sprinting, long jump, swimming, kayaking/rowing, weightlifting, and cycling. Short-term creatine supplementation can improve the performance in the areas of maximum strength and endurance (5-15%), with interval training in the maximum range (5-20%), with strength training and energy dumping in the short sprint range (approx. 30%) and in training with wind sprints (5-15%). Supplementation with creatine is common for many sports.
How does creatine improve performance?
Different mechanisms are responsible for the performance-enhancing effects of creatine supplementation:
- Higher phosphocreatine concentrations serve as immediate reserves for ATP during exertion.
- Increased phosphocreatine resynthesis rate during and after exertion due to increased levels of creatine.
- Smaller decrease in muscle pH during exertion.
- Greater training capacity.
- Increase in muscle mass (absolute power output).
What happens in case of overdose?
Creatine absorbed in excess will either be excreted in an unused from as creatine or in its naturally decomposed form (creatinine) via the kidneys and the urine subsequently.