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Creatine Monohydrate (1 lb)
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What is Creatine Monohydrate? How to take Creatine Monohydrate? What to stack it with? What are the Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate? Read the nutritional information below.
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What is Creatine Monohydrate?

Creatine Monohydrate or Creapure Creatine Monohydrate is a natural substance found mainly in the skeletal muscle cells of the human body. Made up of three amino acids l-methionine, l-arginine, and l-glycine it is produced in the liver and to a small degree in the kidneys. It is used in the body to provide energy to all the cells in the body especially the muscle cells by increasing the amount of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) available. This ATP that is created is used to fuel all muscle contractions in the body via the Phosphocreatine Synthesis cycle. Although creatine monohydrate is not an essential nutrient, it is very necessary to intense training and physical strength. Creatine is used widely by athletes and resistance trainers to increase strength, power, endurance and explosive strength. Creatine is naturally occurring in foods such as beef but supplementing with exogenous creatine monohydrate is a much easier and more efficient way to increase creatine stores to induce more muscle growth and much more intense training. Creatine is among the most popular and effective supplements available and is very important to anyone looking to improve physical performance.

How to take Creatine Monohydrate?

For the best creatine monohydrate effectiveness one must first do a Loading Phase with creatine before moving into the maintenance phase to allow creatine saturation to get up to maximum levels and the supplement to realized more quickly.

The Loading Phase (Day 1-7): Consume 20 grams (4 rounded teaspoons) of creatine monohydrate per day. This is best split into 2-4 doses to prevent stomach discomfort.

The Maintenance Phase (Day 7- On): A dose of simply 5grams (1 rounded teaspoon) immediately post workout on training days, or before bed time on rest days is best.

What to stack it with?

Creatine monohydrate is most effective when stacked with some type of glucose based sugar to transport it into the muscle cells. Using carbohydrate supplements such as dextrose, maltodextrin, or waxy maize at a dose of 30g of carbohydrate-5g creatine is optimal. This will provide a shuttle to push creatine into the muscle cells with more efficiency.

Creatine monohydrate also stacks very well with L-Glutamine and BCAAs, (5g creatine + 5g L-glutamine + 10g BCAA + *optional 30g dextrose).

That combination when taken post workout is an excellent stack to promote the biggest increases in muscle growth and recovery.

What are the Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate?

Muscle Building: Creatine Monohydrate is very effective at building muscle by allowing more intense training. Due to the strength, power, endurance, and increased muscle size of creatine via cell volumization it will allow one to train heavier for more reps. Creatine has also been shown to improve muscle recovery and stimulate growth by providing the amino acids necessary for muscles to repair and grow.

Fat Loss: Not applicable

General Health: Not applicable


Warnings

Gastrointestinal upset can result from large doses of creatine thus resulting in slight nausea and/or diarrhea. If this occurs, doses should be spread out throughout the day and taken with meals.

Caution: Not intended for children, pregnant, or breastfeeding women. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you have health conditions. Store in a cool dry place away from children. Do not use if seal is broken.

Allergen warnings

Allergy Statement: Manufactured in a facility that processes milk, soy, eggs, peanuts, wheat, tree nuts, sulphites, sesame and seafood.

Packaging: This product is packaged in a black Mylar bag with a zip seal for your convenience and is heat sealed and air tight for your protection and to ensure freshness and shelf life (as shown in the image above).

Disclaimer: The above description does not constitute medical advice and is for informational purposes only and has not been evaluated by Health Canada, CFIA, or FDA. Please consult a properly licensed medical professional before consuming nutritional supplements. This product is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.

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Questions and Answers

Q: are there any cycling phases that should be followed with this product?
Asked by:  - 2/25/2014
A: Hi Randeep, a loading phase is not needed for creatine, however, it allows for quicker saturation. The most efficient way to take creatine monohydrate is to heat up water or juice, add the creatine monohydrate after it is heated and stir the creatine until it has been dissolved and wait until the liquid is at a drinkable temperature.
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Creatine Monohydrate (1 lb) Reviews

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It's hard to review the effectiveness of creatine. For the past 2 years I've been taking reputable popular brands and I did notice a slight muscle increase. But the prices are insane. That's why I went with the creatine from Canadianprotein. Since starting taking the creatine mono I did not see any decrease in strength or size and I fell as energetic during workout as when taking the popular expensive creatine brands.
Reviewed by: Alex Parent from Ottawa. on 8/11/2014
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5 Stars Review Feedback
Great deal!!
Reviewed by: cresley coochanah from montreal. on 6/22/2014
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5 Stars Review Great product
I researched and Creatine Monohydrate is the best form to take, unfortunately, it upsets my stomach a bit. I need to experiment with taking it at different times and with different mixes because if I take it too close to a workout, the queasy stomach is a problem. I do think it's helped my workouts, I just have to experiment with the timing.
Reviewed by: Melissa Castle from Charlottetown, PE. on 1/31/2014
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5 Stars Review Creatine, Plain & Simple... and at a great price!
Best price I could find per gram for basic creatine mono. CM has more studies backing its claimed effects & benefits so you can't go wrong with this. Only drawback is the lack of a 5g scoop however, to anyone wondering a tbsp is ~5g.
Reviewed by: J from New Brunswick. on 6/4/2013
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5 Stars Review Great product. Works as advertised!
I experienced water retention while using this creatine product and my lifts have seen a much needed improvement.
Reviewed by: Quinton Bonnett from Southern Ontario. on 5/29/2013
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5 Stars Review Good stuff
It came as advertised and in a timely manner. It's hard to quantify the quality or effectiveness of any supplement, but I can say that both my wife and I have been steadily progressing in our lifts and weight gains while taking this product.
Reviewed by: Mike from Nova Scotia. on 5/23/2013
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4 Stars Review Great
Good stuff. easy to mix into heated water. No complaints. Price is great too!!
Reviewed by: Sheldon from Alberta. on 4/12/2013
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5 Stars Review Great
Great stuff for a really good price. Mixes just like an other creating and helps give you an extra boost during your workouts.
Reviewed by: Thomas Olech from Hamilton. on 11/8/2012
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5 Stars Review Good Product
What can you say about creatine monohydrate? I like being able to order by the pound but found it odd that instead of 1 - 2 lb bag it came in 2 - 1 lb bags. Not a big deal.
Reviewed by: Kevin Ashby from Ontario. on 9/30/2012
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4 Stars Review Creatine Monohydrate
Great price and an overall good supplement for those that want that extra fuel for muscle repair.
Reviewed by: aaron from London, Ont. on 7/7/2011
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