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4 Things Athletes Should Know About Creatine

Creatine is a naturally found in poultry, red meat, and fish. Available in powder, liquid, and pill form, it’s also one of the most popular and widely-used sports supplements on the market. Why? Because creatine is safe and effective, and produces impressive results. But before you take it, you should know a little bit more about it …

#1. Creatine Can Boost Strength Gains

When combined with a rigorous training regimen, creatine has been shown to help build more lean muscle mass. A data review of creatine benefits and safety performed in 1999 found that that creatine was best utilized in high-intensity, short-duration exercises opposed to endurance activities. A separate review of 22 studies in 2003 found that those who used creatine were roughly eight percent stronger than subjects receiving a placebo.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14636102

#2. Water Weight Gain Is Normal

Since creatine pulls water into the muscle it can cause you to A) appear bigger and B) put on water-weight. Of course, once you stop taking the creatine supplement the water-weight will subside. Despite appearing smaller once that happens, the added lean muscle mass and strength gains you may have acquired will remain.

#3. Creatine Is Safe For Sport

You won’t find creatine on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) list of banned substances. And that’s why you’ll find it in P4’s Pre Game Formula. Teaming up with ingredients like CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine®, arginine, and tyrosine, Pre Game Formula is an NSF Certified sports supplement — which means it’s banned-substance-free — and, to put it bluntly, is essentially a delicious and clean form of rocket fuel before workouts.

#4. Creatine Can Help You Elevate Your Game

If you’re looking for a magic pill, powder, or potion to catapult you into an elite fitness status, we have bad news for you — it doesn’t exist. To rise above the competition you have to dedicate yourself to train harder and smarter than those who oppose you. Yes, workout supplements, like Pre Game Formula, Energy Formula, and Recovery Push Formula can certainly enable you to elevate your game, but it’s on you to push yourself and find ways to turn your weaknesses into strengths.

That said, creatine supplies you with more energy, which can translate into more strength and power. And when has possessing more energy, strength, and power ever held someone back from excelling in a game or in the gym? Answer: never.