Why Men Over 50 Should Take Creatine
The best muscle-building supplement for men over the age of 50 is creatine monohydrate. In the video below, Mike explains how creatin works and how it should be taken.
How Creatine Works:
If you’re not familiar with how creatine works here is a simple explanation. Andesine Triphosphate (ATP) fuels all muscle contraction, which is stored in the muscle cell. There is enough stored ATP in the muscle cell for about 5 to 7 seconds of intense exertion. After that, the body has to use a different energy system so it takes Creatin-Phosphate (CP), which is also stored in the muscle, and mixes it with Anderson Diphosphate (ADP) to make ATP. Creatine gives ADP the third phosphate molecule to make ATP.
What Does Creatine Do?
If you can increase your creatine stores in the muscle you can make ATP quicker and more easily which will result in more sustainable muscular strength and endurance. For example, if you could squat 225 pounds 12 times without taking it, you might be able to squat 225 pounds 14 times after just filing up your creatine stores in a few days by taking it. Another effect of having your creatine store full is that it seems to enlarge the muscle cell. There is most likely a relationship to how much water muscles can hold based partly on how much creatine is in them. The more creatine in the muscle the more water it will hold; therefore, you can gain a few pounds of water weight store in the muscle, which will make you look bigger and more muscular instantly.
Give creatine a try it really does work!
Best – Mike Cola health coach