Creatine is a molecule produced in the body. It stores high-energy phosphate groups in the form of phosphocreatine, which releases energy to aid cellular function during stress.
Creatine’s biggest ergogenic effect is in repeated high intensity efforts with short recovery, such as resistance training and sprinting. Increased training quality = increases in strength and load = increased hypertrophy. Research has shown an increase in recovery ability, anabolic signalling and satellite proliferation all amplifies training induced adaptations.
We are also seeing benefits to endurance athletes with increased muscular endurance, lactate threshold occurring at a higher intensity, increased time to exhaustion, increased glycogen storage, and the fall of blood glucose is reduced during exercise.