After decades of research and clinical studies, every variation of creatine has proven its abilities to improve cellular energy production (ATP), as well as support muscular endurance, lean muscle gains, and brain function health. Creatine hydrochloride (HCL) is new to the market and gaining great popularity.
How does Creatine work?
Creatine works by assisting energy production at a cellular level. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is the powerhouse of the cell, which provides our bodies energy to move and function. When we use creatine, levels of phosphocreatine (PC) stores in skeletal muscles increase. Larger PC stores aid in more rapid production of ATP, resulting in longer durations of high intensity exercise, greater power output, and ultimately more gains.
Osmolytes like creatine influence the properties of biological fluids. More specifically, creatine attracts water into the muscle cells, increasing the cell's volume. It’s believed this voluming effect may play a role in muscle growth.
Another attribute of creatine is its ability to increase satellite cell signaling, while also reducing levels of myostatin-a protein that can slow or inhibit new muscle growth. Lower levels of myostatin and increased signaling to the cells provides greater support to repairing and growing muscle.
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Ribo Force is one of our best selling creatine and ATP production products. It's unique formula features 5g of creatine monohydrate and D-Ribose. This combination makes it an ATP powerhouse and we highly recommend it for Crossfit, endurance athletes, power lifters and body builders.
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The benefits of Innova Pharm Creatine HCL are:
- Improves muscular endurance
- Improves power output & strength
- Boosts cellular energy production (ATP)
- Enhances cell hydration and volume
- Assists in building and maintaining lean muscle mass
- Supports brain health and cognitive functions
- Minimizes levels of fatigue
- Better solubility than creatine monohydrate
- No GI distress, or bloating
- No loading phase or cycling required
- Greater muscle definition
How is Creatine HCL different from Creatine Monohydrate?
The most common form of creatine is made with the addition of a water molecule, hence monohydrate. Creatine monohydrate is known for bringing more water into the cells and works best with a loading phase, followed by a maintenance phase.
When the hydrochloride molecule is attached to creatine, it becomes 38 times more soluble and absorbs faster than monohydrate. That’s a huge difference! This increase means users can skip the loading phase and obtain the same results with little to no water retention. Both forms of creatine provide equal benefits with optimal results from consistent use.
Which form of creatine is best for me?
Presently there isn’t enough research to say with certainty that creatine HCL is the better option. There have been some studies that compared the effectiveness of creatine monohydrate vs creatine HCL that showed no significant difference between the two forms. It all comes down to how the individual’s body responds to either form of creatine.
Who can use Creatine HCL?
Both men and women can use creatine HCL with no need to cycle.
When is the best time to take Creatine HCL?
On training days, creatine HCL can be taken shortly before or after your workout. On non-training days, take one serving with a meal. The timing of taking it on non-training days is not as important. For best results, use daily. InnovaPharm contains 90, 750mg capsules.