What's The Fuss About Creatine Monohydrate?

What's The Fuss About Creatine Monohydrate?

What's The Fuss About Creatine Monohydrate? 

So, you’ve heard the buzz about Creatine Monohydrate. And if you’ve scanned a few product labels, you might know that Creatine is said to boost your physical performance and support muscle building. The question is, why is Creatine so popular as a pre-workout sports supplement? We’ll give you the low-down here…

How it works

First up, you’ll want to understand how Creatine can power up your body’s performance. Creatine Monohydrate is a natural substance found in your body—specifically in your muscles. After consuming it, Creatine gets absorbed into the bloodstream and transported to your muscles. 

This is where it gets science-y! When you’re exercising, your muscles are using up energy—namely adenosine triphosphate (or ATP for short). Creatine helps you supplement your muscles’ natural store of ATP. Here’s how…

  • Creatine Monohydrate converts to phosphocreatine, a molecule that’s stored in your muscle fibres.
  • Phosphocreatine supports your body to generate ATP.
  • More ATP = more energy for greater performance and endurance while you’re exercising. 
  • PLUS, more ATP = faster muscle recovery, growth and repair post-workout (reducing inflammation and damage).

So why is Creatine everyone’s favourite pre-workout?

Now you know the basics of how Creatine works, you might wonder why people seem to prefer this supplement over so many others. 

1. It’s super effective

It’s widely agreed—by experts, researchers and avid exercisers alike—that Creatine is highly effective for muscle building and performance. Time and time again, the stats show that Creatine is #1 for supporting bodies to workout harder and more effectively. Not only does Creatine boost energy, but it also supports increased muscle mass, muscle recovery and brain function! (1,2) 

2. It's Safe

Because you already have Creatine stored in your body it’s safe and often well tolerated by the average person (always consume as directed—always check with your qualified health professional). At ATP, we’re proud to offer the best of the best: Creatine Monohydrate, Creapure®. This tub of amino acid is, no joke, the purest, most precise, highest-quality Creatine on the market.

3. It's Versatile

Creatine is an incredible supplement to take on its own. But if you’re interested in ramping up your supplement game to suit your workout needs, you can take Creatine in combination with other supplements too. These additional supplements can include quality Protein, Beta-alanine, Citrulline and branch-chain amino acids, for example.

Start from a strong foundation

Creatine has got to be one of the most-valued cornerstones of pre-workout supplementation. So, if you’re in the market for Creatine, our recommendation is to always go with quality. To find that top-of-the-line product, look for markers of quality like:

  • Purity: 100% Creatine, contaminant-free, third-party tested.
  • Absorbency: your body will absorb Micronised Creatine more efficiently.
  • Manufacturing standards: certified, strictly made to GMP standards.

And without a doubt, go with a brand you know has a solid reputation. Read the reviews, do your research and talk to your trusted health professionals. Our obvious bias aside, we don’t think you can go wrong with buying from ATP Science! 

So if you want to know more about our Creatine Monohydrate, we encourage you to check it out on our online store today.


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  1. Forbes SC, Cordingley DM, Cornish SM, Gualano B, Roschel H, Ostojic SM, Rawson ES, Roy BD, Prokopidis K, Giannos P, Candow DG. Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Brain Function and Health. Nutrients. 2022 Feb 22;14(5):921. doi: 10.3390/nu14050921. PMID: 35267907; PMCID: PMC8912287.