BIG DOG's CREATING IMPACT GOLD™ - Enhance Strength and Gain Muscle Mass.
Creatine is one of the safest, most researched, most beneficial and most popular sport supplements, as it is highly effective to safely and swiftly increase muscle mass, strength and exercise performance; it also helps to speed up recovery time during exercise, reduce muscle fatigue and diminish muscle soreness. Further benefits of Creatine include cell volumization and hydration; increased cell volume above normal hydration leads to increases in protein content.
Creatine is a natural substance, which is produced inside our bodies from the amino acids methionine, glycine and arginine. 95% of our Creatine is stored in our muscle cells as Creatine Phosphate, which in turn supports our muscle cells manufacture of ATP molecules (Adenosine Triphosphate). ATP molecules are the body's primary energy source for heavy lifting and high-intensity exercise; the fuel muscular contractions and generally also keep everything else going in each and every cell. When ATP transfers its energy to cells, one of its phosphate molecules gets spilt off, which reduces ATP to ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate). Creatine Phosphate helps to recycle ADP back into ATP, which can then provide energy again. Obviously, the more creatine we have in our system, the more ADP can be recycled back into ATP, and when our muscles have more ATP available, their work capacity is increased and athletic performance is improved.
This is where BIG DOG's CREATINE IMPACT GOLD™ comes in. Studies have shown that the normal creatine concentration in our muscles can be significantly elevated by supplementing a normal diet with oral Creatine Monohydrate. Supplementing with BIG DOG's premium quality micronized Creatine Monohydrate will swiftly increase our muscles' stores of Creating Phosphate, which facilitates the production of more ATP and enables the faster regeneration of ATP during strenuous exercise activity. More ATP and prompt ATP regeneration allows the athlete to lift heavier, to run faster, and to work harder and longer before fatigue sets in. Creatine supplementation will further alter and optimize several cellular processes to produce a number of additional benefits related to optimum muscle development and health. These include the increased storage of water inside the muscle cells, which does not only make the muscles fuller and bigger within a short time period, but also helps facilitate the multitude of vital biochemical reactions proceeding in our cells at all times. Through improving muscle cell hydration, Creatine supplementation also stimulates muscle protein synthesis in response to resistance training, which results in bigger, stronger, harder and fuller muscles.
KEY BENEFITS OF BIG DOG's CREATINE IMPACT GOLD ™:
- Increase strength gains
- Improves speed and power
- Improves high intensity exercise performance;
- Causes muscle-cells to store more water, which rapidly increases muscle size and enhances simulation of muscle protein synthesis in response to resistance training;
- Speeds up recovery by reducing the cell damage and inflammation which occurs during intense training;
- Improves mental performance, reduces mental fatigue and increases focus and concentration during work-outs;
- Protects against neurological diseases;
There are many different types of Creatine out there, but Creatine Monohydrate is the kind that has actually been proven to work best. BIG DOG's CREATINE IMPACT GOLD™ is even "micronized" which makes it more concentrated and more effective than non-micronized Creatine Monohydrate supplements. "Micronized" means that the particles of CREATINE IMPACT GOLD™ mix easier and stay suspended in liquid longer than other creatine supplements, but also translates into increased absorption into the muscle tissue with hardly any chance of causing potential stomach upset.
In order to quickly saturate your muscles' stores with Creatine, following an initial loading protocol of five to seven days is usually most effective; this involves ingesting one 5 g scoop of CREATINE IMPACT GOLD™ four to five times daily, each mixed in 8 to 10 ounces of water, or any other beverage of choice. You can also determine your daily dose for the loading phase by multiplying your weight in kilograms by 0.3. Ingest this amount in four to five equal doses throughout the day with plenty of liquid. When following the described loading protocol, improvements can often be noticed within 24 to 72 hours.
After completing the loading phase, muscle creatine levels can be maintained by just consuming one 5 g scoop of CREATINE IMPACT GOLD™ per day. On workout days, this 5 g serving is best taken shortly after exercise; on rest days it doesn't matter but don't miss your dose.
Following a loading protocol is, however, not important for Creatine to be effective and may not even be necessary; it is also possible to take a slower approach and just ingest one 5 g serving of CREATINE IMPACT GOLD™ per day from the beginning. The only difference is that the saturation of muscle tissue with creating will take longer, and it make take 5 to 7 days to start observing results. But both protocols will eventually provide the same effect in terms of raising muscle creatine levels.
The timing of taking your 5 g servings of CREATINE IMPACT GOLD™ is also not important; you can take them with plenty of liquids between meals, or even with meals, or before or after your work-out, or even add them to your protein shakes. Research has shown that muscle creatine levels are actually elevated best when creatine is taken with a carbohydrate beverage, or with carbohydrates and protein, rather than being taken alone. What is most important, however, is to take CREATINE IMPACT GOLD™ every day, even on your rest days, in order to maintain your muscles' tissue saturation of creatine for continued realization of creatine's remarkable benefits.