InnovaPharm Creatine HCL
Creatine has stood the test of time. It has been studied hundreds of times and shown to enhance energy (ATP) production, lean mass gains, muscle endurance, resistance to fatigue and brain function.†
WHAT ABOUT CREATINE MONOHYDRATE?
Look, we’re huge fans of creatine monohydrate, and we think it’s one of the best supplements (if not the best) in the history of sports nutrition. Creatine is well-researched, effective, and safe for a wide variety of populations. We even include a full 5 grams of creatine monohydrate in every serving of Riboforce ATP®!†
But, the reality is that some individuals seem to respond more favorably to creatine hydrochloride than creatine monohydrate. As such, we wanted to provide our loyal customers with a creatine option that is equally as effective as monohydrate but with better bioavailability and less possibility of stomach upset.†
BUT, HOW DOES IT WORK?
For starters, creatine increases the phosphocreatine (PC) stores in skeletal muscles. Greater PC stores help muscles produce ATP more rapidly allowing for longer durations of high intensity effort, which ultimately increases total work output producing more gains!†
Creatine also acts as an osmolyte, which means it draws water into muscle cells, causing a cell volumization effect. Researchers believe this volumizing effect may play a role in muscle growth.†
Additionally, creatine is also noted to increase satellite cell signaling, which supports muscle repair and new muscle growth.†
Supplementing with creatine may even help reduce levels of myostatin -- a protein that can slow or inhibit new muscle growth. Limiting myostatin activity, therefore, increases growth potential.†