AlzChem manufactures and offers high-quality Creatine Monohydrate made in Germany. It is manufactured in a dedicated and certified GMP plant and is IFS FOOD, kosher and halal-certified certified. In addition, it is free of any animal-based products/raw-materials and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Creatine is a natural substance produced by the body. It plays a central role in in the energy metabolism of every cell (muscles, brain, heart and immune cells) and is therefore vital for humans.
Each day about 1-3 grams of the body’s creatine store are broken down and excreted. To maintain health, this quantity has to be replenished trough food (meat and fish), food supplements and endogenous synthesis. Vegans need to synthesize all of their daily creatine demand (lacto-ovo vegetarians most of it) and have lower creatine levels, as plant-based foods do not contain any creatine. Enriching foods with Creatine Monohydrate is an easy way to offer Vegans and Vegetarians the possibility to increase their low creatine levels and to make their diet well-balnaced. Ceatine Monohydrate can be added to bars, cereals and dairy products as well as to meat and dairy alternatives based on plant protein.
Due to its important role in the energy metabolism Creatine Monohydrate is highly effective in sports nutrition, where it has been used for many years. Its positive effect on sports performance has been well documented in hundreds of scientific publications. Athletes taking creatine can achieve higher outputs and improve the quality of their workouts. It enables athletes to train with higher intensity and for longer, with shorter recovery times.
It is well known that regular physical activity can help to ensure healthy ageing. However, as muscle mass and strength decrease with age, resistance training should play a superior role in individuals' workouts. Maintaining muscle mass and strength can increase well-being and vitality in those of advanced years. The changes that occur as muscles age can also be attributed to a decreased concentration of creatine in the muscles, so this supplement supports regular training perfectly.
The benefit of using a creatine supplement during advanced years was recently acknowledged by a secondary European health claim: daily creatine consumption can enhance the effect of resistance training on muscle strength in adults over 55. This is achieved when combining regular resistance training with an intake of 3g of creatine a day.
More information is available from AlzChem's performance nutrition experts.