What You Should Know About Creatine

Creatine Monohydrate

Are you confused about what Creatine Monohydrate is? Good news, we want to help you understand this highly beneficial supplement with a quick guide! 

1. What Is Creatine?

Creatine is a molecule that occurs naturally in muscle cells. During high-intensity workouts such as lifting, creatine helps your body produce energy by producing a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). 


Imagine ATP as fuel and your body as a car. Creatine creates and recycles the fuel (ATP) for your body when it runs out. 


2. What Does Creatine Do?

Creatine improves overall performance, increases muscle mass, strength, and endurance performance. 


When it comes time to train, if your muscles have been saturated with creatine, they will use the stored creatine to provide fuel for your body - giving you the ability to maximize your output during training. 


Creatine doesn't necessarily have any acute acting benefits, though. For example - when you consume an ingredient like caffeine from a pre-workout, you start to feel the effects within minutes; your heart rate increases, your focus and energy increase, and you feel it kick in.⁣


3. Who Should Take Creatine? ⁣

If your goals include improving your overall performance, then the short answer is YOU! Creatine can increase muscle mass, strength, and endurance performance. Creatine is also one of the most effective and safest supplements you can take. ⁣


4. When to Take Creatine?

Every day (off days too)!


The goal is to saturate your muscles with creatine so that when it comes time to train, your muscles are ready to give your body more fuel!


You can accomplish this by consuming one scoop (5 grams) of our creatine every day. 


Remember, creatine doesn't have an acute benefit like caffeine, so you can take it at any time during the day. The goal is to take it consistently!


Our Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate is flavorless, meaning you can mix one serving (5 grams) with any of our other supplements, such as Strong Greens or Strong Reds, Flight pre-workout, Intra-Flight BCAAs, post-workout shake, or by itself!


5. Is Creatine Safe? 

Yes, our creatine is tested and certified by Informed Sport.


Informed Sport is a global independent supplement testing and certification program designed to test supplements for elite athletes and drug-tested personnel. It is the only global certification program that tests every single batch of product before it's released to the market.


Products are tested against the various prohibited substance lists including, but not limited to, WADA, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, PGA, LPGA, WTA, NCAA, and USADA. Testing includes over 220+ prohibited substances in Sport. 


When you see the Informed Sport quality mark, you know it has been tested to the highest of standards. With Informed Sport, you can be confident your health won't be compromised.

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Now that you have the answers to the question, what is creatine monohydrate, why not try improving your athletic performance with it?


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If you have any questions, or for assistance placing an order, email us at support@bareperformancenutrition.com or call us at 512-394-7995.


  • Hey Nick, this is more of a question than a comment, but do you take creatine while training for run? I am training for your G1M Marathon but I also do CrossFit, I have used the creatine before and it helped my performance in CrossFit, but I noticed I started to get heavier muscle mass (which is exactly what creatine is supposed to do) but it can get tricky while training for a long run. I figured I’d comment and reach out and see if you ever used creatine while training for IronMans or Leadville. Thanks Nick!

    Jaxson Iliff
  • Do I need to do a loading phase for a week when I first start taking this creatine?

    Christopher Anthony Colangelo

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