While creatine can be found in many of the foods we consume, you’d need to eat those foods in a fairly high volume along with daily in order to reap the full benefits. Instead, many look for a creatine monohydrate supplement to support their creatine intake and help them move closer to their health, fitness, and physique goals.
We’ve been asked many times why there’s creatine monohydrate in PV-7 and what the purpose is behind it. To answer that, we need to take a deeper dive into exactly what creatine monohydrate is and what it’s capable of so that you can gain a full picture of why adding it to our PV-7 pre-workout makes sense.
Disclaimer: It is recommended that you speak with your doctor before including any new supplements into your regimen, including creatine monohydrate.
What is Creatine Monohydrate?
Creatine monohydrate is a popular dietary supplement athletes and bodybuilders use to enhance athletic performance and increase muscle mass. It is a form of creatine, which is a naturally occurring compound found in the body that is involved in energy metabolism. Creatine monohydrate is a white, odorless, and tasteless powder.
It’s for that reason that you see so many “unflavored” creatine monohydrate powders on the market. It’s also why we can include it in PV-7 to enhance your workouts without messing with flavor systems to mask the creatine flavor.
When taken as a supplement, creatine monohydrate can increase the amount of creatine stored in the muscles, which in turn can help increase the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the primary energy source for muscle contractions during high-intensity exercise, such as anaerobic exercise or resistance training. This can lead to improvements in strength and power while supporting an increase in muscle growth and size.
How Much Research Has Been Done on Creatine Monohydrate?
Creatine monohydrate is one of the most extensively researched supplements in the sports nutrition industry. Research on creatine supplementation dates back to the early 1900s, with the majority of the studies being conducted over the past few decades.
As of September 2021, a search on PubMed, a database of biomedical literature maintained by the National Library of Medicine, returned over 6,500 articles related to creatine, indicating a significant amount of research has been done on the subject.
This research has investigated various aspects of creatine monohydrate supplementation, including its effects on muscle mass and strength, athletic performance, cognitive function, and various health conditions.
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Overall, the research suggests that creatine monohydrate is a safe and effective supplement for improving athletic performance and increasing muscle mass and strength in healthy individuals.
What Are the Benefits of Including Creatine Monohydrate in PV-7?
Now for the meat and potatoes of why you probably click on this article. Let’s take a look at the many benefits of creatine monohydrate so that you can understand why it is an important component of the PV-7 formula and how it plays a role in enhancing your workouts.
Creatine monohydrate has several potential benefits for athletes and bodybuilders, including:
1. Increased muscle mass
Creatine monohydrate has been shown to increase muscle size and strength, particularly when combined with resistance training.
2. Improved athletic performance
Creatine monohydrate can increase the production of ATP, which can help improve high-intensity exercise performance, such as sprinting and weightlifting.
3. Faster muscle recovery
Creatine monohydrate may help reduce muscle damage and inflammation, leading to faster recovery after exercise.
4. Increased muscle endurance
Creatine monohydrate has been shown to increase muscle endurance, allowing athletes to perform more repetitions or exercise for longer periods of time.
5. Neuroprotective effects
Creatine monohydrate has been shown to have neuroprotective effects and may help protect against age-related cognitive decline.
6. Improved bone health
Creatine monohydrate may help improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Amplify Your Workouts and Maximize Your Pumps
If you talk to anyone who uses PV-7, the first thing they will tell you is how insane the pump is. Not only does PV-7 taste amazing, but the precise matrix of ingredients in very specific dosages creates the perfect storm to amplify your workouts and take your results to new heights.
While creatine monohydrate is only one crucial piece of the PV-7 puzzle, after reading this article, it should shed some light on why this ingredient is added to the formula and the powerful properties it brings. The only thing left to do is go pick up a tub for yourself to amplify your workouts and maximize your pumps. Click here to choose your favorite flavor!
Author: Matt Weik
Matt Weik, owner of Weik Fitness, LLC, is a well-respected fitness expert/author with a global following. His work has been featured all over the globe as well as having published more than a dozen books. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, personal trainer, and sports nutritionist. Find out more at www.weikfitness.com.