Creatamax Extreme

tickCreatine based product
tickMuscle Builder
tickAids recovery
tickStrength enhancer
tickBoosts energy
How does it work?
Creatamax Extreme is a new generation creatine complex, containing a blend of pharmaceutical grade creatine monohydrate, powerful performance nutrients and the exciting new fenugreek extract 4-hydroxyisoleucine. Creatine is used in muscle tissue for the production of phosphocreatine, an important factor in the formation of ATP, the source of energy for muscle contraction and many other functions in the body. Creatine supplements have become increasingly popular with people wanting rapid gains in muscle size and strength. Through it's ability to mimic the actions of insulin, Creatamax Extreme is able to boost cellular nutrients uptake, while simultaneously reducing the quantity of dextrose previously required to spike insulin (to drive nutrients into muscle cells).

Per serving:
Creatine Monohydrate: 5 grams
L-Glutamine: 5 grams
GAA: 1 grams
Glycine: 1 grams
Potassium Bicarbonate: 500 milligrams
Sodium Bicarbonate: 500 milligrams
Albion Magnesium chelate: 50 milligrams
D-pintol: 28 milligrams
Bioperine: 5 milligrams
How does it work?
Creatine
Naturally found in the body and common foods, Creatine is intrinsic to the production of instant high intensity energy (such as sprinting and lifting weights). However, creatine stores are rapidly depleted within 10 seconds (a big factor in maximal effort fatigue). Creatine supplementation safely increases intramuscular levels of creatine and boosts performance.

Creatine supplementation has been shown in a number of studies to enhance maximal strength [2], improve sporting performance in soccer players [1], and accelerate gains in lean muscle mass [2]. For example, test subjects given Creatine for 12 weeks in combination with a weight-training programme gained 24% and 32% more strength in the bench press and squat, respectively. What's more, they also gained twice as much lean muscle, despite the fact they did no extra training [3]. These kind of results are typical for most people using Creatine. A study published in the prestigious journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise showed that just five days after using 20 grams of Creatine daily, test subjects gained an impressive 3.1 pounds of lean muscle [4].

Recent tests have highlighted the fact that many popular brands of Creatine contain large amounts of impurities, specifically Creatinine, Dicyandiamide, and Dihydrotriazine. This is due to the use of cheap, industrial-grade raw materials used in the manufacturing of Creatine. In small amounts, these substances pose no safety risk. However, recent tests from University College Chichester have revealed that many well-known brands of Creatine supplements contain large amounts of these contaminants. Routine tests show that Creatamax Extreme is free of these impurities.

Glutamine
Glutamine is a nutrient essential for muscle growth, as it's the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue. Doctors and clinicians regularly use it to treat patients with illness, injury or infection [10]. Not only does Glutamine play a vital role in building muscle, studies also show that glutamine boosts growth hormone levels, helping you burn fat faster. As little as two grams of glutamine can double growth hormone levels after just 30 minutes [9]. During periods of intense training, your can't make enough glutamine to compensate for exercise-induced losses. Anyone who exercises on a regular basis (3-4 times per week) may deplete their glutamine stores. Glutamine supplementation is extremely useful for anyone who exercises regularly, especially individuals wanting to gain muscle size and strength.

Glycocyamine (GAA)
Supplementation with Glycocyamine can ensure a more powerful effect from the use of creatine. Glycocyamine also appears to be very effective for those who see no benefits from creatine. In other words, it turns creatine "non-responders" into "responders." Scientists think this nutrient might also boost your own creatine production. Writing in the January 2003 issue of Flex magazine, Jim Wright thinks that glycocyamine might be "the most significant advance in creatine supplements since creatine monohydrate was originally introduced to the bodybuilding market." Most creatine supplements use large amounts of carbohydrate to force creatine and other nutrients into your muscles. The problem is that excess carbohydrate calories have the potential to cause fat gain. The amino acid Glycine - in very small amounts - helps to force more carbohydrate and creatine into your muscles, without filling you with excess calories [11]. This means you'll gain muscle without getting fat.

Bicarbonates
Bicarbonates are referred to as "alkaline" salts. This means they have the ability to neutralise or counteract acids. Both potassium and sodium bicarbonate can reduce acid levels in the stomach, increasing the uptake and absorption of various nutrients such as Glutamine and Creatine.

Magnesium chelate
Some experts believe that creatine combined with magnesium is a highly effective way to enhance and extend the effects of creatine on muscle size and strength. When minerals such as magnesium become surrounded by and bonded to amino acids, in a stable form, this is referred to as chelation. Chelation is a natural means for the body to transport minerals across the intestinal wall as part of digestion. Experts believe that the creatine-magnesium chelate in Creatamax Extreme helps to enhance absorption of creatine and decrease stomach discomfort. Some initial research shows it is better absorbed and tolerated than traditional creatine monohydrate. It also mixes well in water.

D-pinitol
D-pinitol is a form of pinitol, a naturally-occurring compound found in certain plants, trees and foods, such as soy. Studies show that it has insulin-like effects, driving creatine and other nutrients into muscle cells. The effects of Pinitol have been described by noted experts such as Dr. Daniel Gwartney, M.D. Gwartney points out that "... of all the proposed so-called insulin mimickers and insulin co-factors, pinitol is the one with the most promise." The effectiveness of Pinitol has been known by top US experts for some time, and it has been awarded two U.S. Patents (#5,550,166 and #5,827,896). D-pinitol is very popular with people who want to use creatine, but don't want the extra calories and sugar contained in many creatine-based supplements. In a trial completed at Arkansas State University , researchers examined whether co-ingestion of D-pinitol with creatine affects whole body creatine retention.The results show that D-Pinitol increases whole body creatine retention to the same extent as high levels of carbohydrate or carbohydrate and protein [13].

Bioperine®
Bioperine® is a standardized piperine extract obtained from the fruits of the black pepper and/or long pepper plants. It has little effect on weight loss, lean muscle gain or sporting performance. Rather, the main effect of Bioperine® is to enhance the bioavailability of various nutrients consumed with it.

4-hydroxyisoleucine
The amino acid 4-hydroxyisoleucine contained in Creatamax Extreme takes creatine supplementation to new levels, due to it's insulinotropic properties. A recent study by Dr. Ruby and colleagues at the University of Montana analysed the effects of 4-hydroxyisoleucine compared to a glucose beverage on rates of post-exercise muscle glycogen re-synthesis in trained male cyclists [15]. The study found that the combination of 4-hydroxyleucine and carbohydrate consumption, promoted a 63 percent greater rate of post-exercise glycogen re-synthesis compared to carbs alone. However, 4-hydroxyleucine was shown to enhance glycogen re-synthesis without raising insulin levels (compared to carbs alone). This means that the benefits which in the past have relied on carbohydrate mediated insulin production (including creatine uptake and glycogen storage) may now be attained with fewer carbs and lower insulin levels. Essentially, 4-hydroxyisoleucine may promote greater creatine uptake, greater muscle glycogen re-fuelling, and preferentially store nutrients in muscle cells rather than as fat.

How do I use it?
To saturate muscle cells with optimal amounts of creatine, a loading period is required. Loading: Mix one level scoop (33g) with 350-400ml of water, and consume within 5 minutes. Take 3 scoops daily. 1.5 scoops in the morning and another 1.5 scoops after training or in the afternoon. Marathon runners, cyclists, or anyone wanting endurance and not bulk, should take just 1 scoop daily, with no loading phase.
What results can I expect?
Creatamax Extreme is ideal for all serious athletes and trainers, and can be used to promote muscle growth, size, power and strength, or to enhance endurance performance. Creatamax Extreme leads to rapid weight gain. Many users gain several pounds in weight after just 5-6 days. Most controlled studies show that 20 grams per day of creatine monohydrate taken for five to six days improves performance and delays muscle fatigue during short-duration, high-intensity exercise such as sprinting or weight lifting. In a 12-week trial by Jeff Volek and a research team from Pennsylvania State University, creatine users ended up stronger in both the squat and bench press compared with subjects using a "dummy" supplement. They also gained twice as much muscle [3].

1. Mujika, I., Padilla, S., Ibanez, J., Izquierdo, M., & Gorostiaga, E. (2000). Creatine supplementation and sprint performance in soccer players. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 32, 518-525
2. Vandenberghe, K., Goris, M., Van Hecke, P., Van Leemputte, M., Vangerven, L., & Hespel, P. (1997). Long-term creatine intake is beneficial to muscle performance during resistance training. Journal of Applied Physiology, 83, 2055-2063
3. Volek J.S., Duncan, N.D., Mazzetti, S.A., Staron, R.S., Putukian, M., Gomez, A.L, Pearson, D.R, Fink, W.J., & Kraemer WJ. (1999). Performance and muscle fiber adaptations to creatine supplementation and heavy resistance training. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 31, 1147-1156
4. Mihic, S., MacDonald, J.R., McKenzie, S., & Tarnopolsky, M.A. (2000). Acute creatine loading increase fat-free mass, but does not affect blood pressure, plasma creatinine, or CK activity in men and women. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 32, 291-296
5. Becque MD, Lochmann JD, Melrose DR. (2000). Effects of oral creatine supplementation on muscular strength and body composition. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32, 654-658
6. Greenhaff, P.L. (1995). Creatine and its application as an ergogenic aid. International Journal of Sports Nutrition, 5, 94-101
7. Preen, D., Dawson, B., Goodman, C., Lawrence, S., & Beilby, J. (2001). Effect of creatine loading on long-term sprint exercise performance and metabolism. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33, 814-821
8. Mujika, I., Padilla, S., Ibanez, J., Izquierdo, M., & Gorostiaga, E. (2000). Creatine supplementation and sprint performance in soccer players. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 32, 518-525
9. Welbourne, T.C. (1995). Increased plasma bicarbonate and growth hormone after an oral glutamine. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61, 1058-1061
10. Rennie, M.J., MacLennan, P.A., Hundal, H.S., Weryk, B., Smith, K., Taylor, P.M., Egan, C., & Watt, P.W. (1989). Skeletal muscle glutamine transport, intramuscular glutamine concentration, and muscle-protein turnover. Metabolism, 38, 47-51
11. Gannon MC, Nuttall JA, Nuttall FQ. (2002). The metabolic response to ingested glycine. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 76, 1302-1307

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