In the early era of the 20th century, the athletic performance largely depended upon the individual himself or herself. Looking ahead after a really deep retrospection, I am amazed to see the progress that the supplement industry has made over the last few decades. Thanks in particular to the scientific discoveries and the bodybuilding fraternity. Gone are those times, when acquiring supplements was a huge task in itself, this need for supplementation to improve one’s physique, performance on an overall basis has given advent to a billion dollar industry (the number would vary if we decided to convert the dollar into other currencies). I spent a good 5 years as a fitness enthusiast, completely naturally and refraining from any kind supplementation knowledge (forget thinking about using one) however, no matter how much development I made I still used to look in awe at some of the prehistoric monsters that would walk into the gym on a pretty frequent basis.
One fine day, I came to realize that in order to be able to go to the next level (my first competition) I would have to make some changes on an overall basis to progress. After having a detailed discussion with my trainer and of course a lot of contemplation, research, and evaluation both on a short term as well as a long-term level, there were quite a few things I concluded and even fewer I opted. One crucial thing, I did accept that quite a number of profits that this “Supplement Industry” was generating by actually exaggerating the claims about their products. Many of which have not been thoroughly researched and the industry itself, not very well regulated in terms of its norms.
Introduction to Platinum Creatine
Keeping the safety profile as the first option and then the ability to push more weights and increase skeletal muscle as the second I chose creatine. The other underlying factors for this decision were that Platinum creatine in particular is a widely researched product and a really popular supplement that is used for increasing muscle development, athletic performance and an overall increase in the skeletal muscle. Moreover, creatine had a pretty consistent track record, when it came to delivering the above-mentioned results. In fact, I also discovered that if anyone did muster the courage or the curiosity to walk up to me and ask the mechanism of creatine, it was really easy to explain, even to a layman.
What is Creatine?
Although Creatine is a naturally occurring product found in the skeletal muscle, Creatine has its roots way back in the early 19th century. The name has been derived from the Greek word for Flesh (Kreas). It was discovered sometime in 1832 when he extracted the compound successfully from meat. The basic component of the human cell is the Adenosine Triphosphate or ATP which is solely responsible for providing energy to the muscles and carrying out those chemical reactions that enable muscle contraction, and this is exactly where creatine comes in the picture, it donates the phosphate group and enhances the athletic performance by increased ATP synthesis during intense physical activities. Creatine also stimulates the synthesis of protein thereby facilitating an increase in lean muscle mass.
What is MuscleTech?
Muscle Tech is a brand that manufactures nutrient and bodybuilding supplements almost from 1998. Some of its best products available in the market are Anabolic Halo, Hydroxycut etc. Creatine platinum, ultra-pure micronized creatine powder is the best among that is manufactured under this brand name.
I went as per the recommended dosing of Platinum Creatine and in the first week despite opting for a loading dose; I did not witness any significant changes as such. It was around the mid to the ending of the second week that I began to notice significant changes in my lifts, I was able to add more weights, get more repetitions out of each set, however, keeping in mind the safety aspect, I also had to up my water intake to at least 4 liters a day so that, I did not get any diarrhea, prevent dehydration and any type of undue stress on my kidneys. Four weeks out, I did notice a significant improvement in my muscularity, despite the increase water intake and slight bloat that I carried, I appeared more defined and by then, my lifts had improved really well. Being a first timer, I went for 4 weeks on and 2 weeks off cycle, after which I understood that my body responded even better to a 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off cycle. If you ask me, creatine is one of the most beneficial, thoroughly researched supplements available around, which, unfortunately, happens to be one of the most misunderstood supplements as well thanks to the media, despite being around for a really long time.
Effects and Benefits
The ultra-pure micronized creatine powder is an ideal source of pure creatine that absorbs instantly in your body to give you or boost you with:
- The extra energy required for and throughout the workouts or physical activities.
- Improves your athletic performance.
- Also, stimulates protein synthesis and muscle colonization.
- Helps you attain a lean body.
How to Consume?
Platinum creatine, in particular, is very easy to consume. Mix the recommended dosage with water and the drink is ready. It is highly recommended to take creatine with a high carbohydrate drink like juice for better results.
It is recommended to take one scoop mixed with 200ml water twice a day. For better result, you can opt for any juices than water.
Some common side effects that consumption of creatine may cause are:
- Stomach pain
- Muscle cramping
But the most common side effect it can cause is dehydration; however, drinking at least very 4-5 liters of water per day will solve the problem.
Danger and Safety
Platinum creatine is very safe when compared to any other supplement or fat burner but there can be certain consequences if overdose. Intake of creatine is a serious no when in conditions like pregnancy, hypertension etc. Also, make sure to keep away from children.
Where to buy?
Platinum creatine can be purchased from any retail outlets and online (Amazon).
The product is definitely worth recommending for those who are looking forward to more muscle size and strength. Combined with proper workout and diet you are not far away from your dream.