Creatine plays a crucial role in the production of cellular energy by making ATP, a molecule needed by all cells in your body. Creatine, an organic acid naturally produced in the body from other amino acids, is found in foods such as meats, eggs, and fish, and is commonly deficient in heavily exercising individuals, the elderly, and people who eat a primarily plant-based diet. With increases in exercise or as a result of muscle damage, your physiological need for creatine is increased.
Creatine supplementation has been shown to support increased work capacity and power output of the muscle while promoting physical endurance and lean body mass gains. Outside of the athletic population, creatine has also been shown to lessen muscle breakdown and even to support cognitive function, especially in aging populations.
The creatine in Thorne is derived from Creapure, which is a micronized form of creatine monohydrate that’s colorless and odorless. This form of creatine has highly enhanced solubility, so it mixes well with water, juice, smoothies or other Thorne Performance Nutrition products such as Catalytes or Aminos.
Usage recommendations: take approximately 5g of creatine per day, preferably 30-60 minutes pre-workout or in the morning on an empty stomach. There is absolutely no need for a complex loading cycle!
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