EHPlabs | Crea-8 - Pure Creatine MonohydrateRegular price $54.95
CREA-8 is one of the most heavily researched supplements, perfect for anyone wanting to improve their strength, increase lean muscle mass and optimise recovery. Be empowered, reach your goals and take your fitness to the next level with CREA-8!
Creatine is known as the most effective and safe muscle building supplement worldwide. A number of comprehensive evidence-based studies suggest that it leads to increases in fat free mass, anaerobic strength and power.
CREA-8 is a pure creatine monohydrate, which is a combination of three different amino acids: glycine, arginine and methionine. Creatine is a naturally occurring, non-protein amino acid and is predominantly found in skeletal muscle. Approximately two thirds of intramuscular creatine is phosphocreatine, with the remaining being free creatine. The key function of creatine is to help create adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which provides the muscles with energy.
If you’re serious about optimising your performance, recovery and reaching the physique of your dreams, CREA-8 is the supplement for you!
INCREASES PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVES STRENGTH
Phosphocreatine is a key molecule aiding in the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is broken down during exercise to produce energy. ATP is used faster than it is reproduced, limiting the ability to perform at maximum intensity during exercise. Supplementation of creatine has shown to increase phosphocreatine stores, resulting in increased ATP energy production to fuel the muscles during high-intensity exercise ¹.
These adaptations allow for increased exercise performance and training quality over a series of sets, leading to greater gains in strength and muscle mass.
Previous studies have shown supplementation led to increased maximal strength for back squat and bench press exercises ².
Participants experienced a significant one-repetition maximum (1RM) increase of 11.5% in their back squat and 1RM bench press of 13%, following 10 weeks of creatine monohydrate supplementation. The evidence of current literature indicates that creatine supplementation of at least 5 weeks can increase back squat maximal strength across various populations ranging from recreational to competitive athletes.
INCREASES FAT FREE MASS
Creatine is the most effective supplement for increasing lean muscle body weight and muscle mass by enhancing cell volume, which is a stimulus for protein synthesis. A comprehensive review demonstrated that creatine supplementation led to an increase in muscle mass in comparison to those performing the same training regimen without creatine ³.
Creatine supplementation may also help lower cholesterol and reduce fat accumulation in the liver. It has been reported that even a low-dose creatine (0.1 g/kg/day) increased lean tissue mass and upper body strength while decreasing markers of muscle protein degradation and bone resorption. Scientific findings also suggest that supplementation can help prevent sarcopenia and bone loss in older individuals. Participants who supplemented with creatine experienced greater muscle mass gains, strength and functional capacity ⁴.
OPTIMISES RECOVERY AND REDUCES RISK OF INJURY
Evidence shows that creatine not only improves exercise performance, but plays a vital role in improved recovery and injury prevention. It has been found that creatine loading prior to exercise promoted greater glycogen restoration in comparison to carbohydrate loading alone. Since glycogen replenishment promotes recovery and prevents overtraining during intense exercise periods, supplementation may be of particular benefit for those who tolerate heavy training loads and deplete large amounts of glycogen. Creatine users have also shown to experience less cramping, non-contact injury, muscle tightness and strains compared to those not supplementing with creatine ⁴.
IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION
A significant amount of ATP is required by the brain, especially when performing difficult tasks. Creatine has shown to play an important role in brain health by increasing dopamine levels and mitochondrial function. Previous findings have shown that supplementation of 5g creatine monohydrate over a 6 week period had a significant positive effect on working memory and intelligence ⁵.
The benefits are clear, order a tub now and see the results for yourself!
Consume 3 grams of CREA-8 with 8 Ounces (240 ml) of water or mix with OxyWhey Lean Wellness Protein.
During loading phase (1 week), consume 10 grams of CREA-8 pre and post workout with 8 ounces (240 ml) water.
Creatine requires a 1 week loading phase for maximum effectiveness. This means you should take it in higher doses for the first week to optimize levels in your muscles so that you can perform at your best.