Tri-creatine malate is a compound made from creatine monohydrate and malic acid. The substance is so named because the compound is made from three creatine molecules attached to one molecule of malic acid.
Tri-creatine malate is a white, odorless powder.
2. What does it do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?
Creatine monohydrate, one of the substances that forms the compound Tri-creatine malate, is derived from glycine, arginine and methionine and helps to produce and circulate ATP - adenosine tri-phosphate - that is responsible for muscular contraction.1
Regular creatine supplementation has been shown to increase total body weight2, lean body mass3,4,5,6 muscle strength7,8 cardiovascular ability / endurance9,10,11 brain function12 and overall athletic performance.13,14,15,16,17,18
Not only that, but creatine monohydrate is especially effective at increasing muscle torque and explosive strength, maintaining free testosterone levels19, and preventing catabolism.20,21 It has also been shown to be a safe and effective method of improving performance and body composition.22
Malic acid is involved in the Krebs energy cycle as an intermediate substance, and helps to provide energy to the body. When malic acid and creatine monohydrate form the compound Tri-creatine malate, the resulting product is more water-soluble than regular creatine monohydrate, eliminates the possibility of gastric disruption, and is more efficient at efficaciously impacting the ATP cycle. Furthermore, Tri-creatine malate is believed to offer greater bioavailability over regular creatine monohydrate.
Users of Tri-creatine malate report substantial increases in endurance and recovery from intense exercise of appropriate duration.
3. Who needs it and are there any symptoms of deficiency?
No physiological need for Tri-creatine malate exists and thus no symptoms of deficiency exist.
Athletes and bodybuilders can benefit from Tri-creatine malate supplementation. Women and men from all age populations can derive benefit from Tri-creatine supplementation because of Tri-creatines ability to enhance quality of life as a result of its effects as listed above.
4. How much should be taken? Are there any side effects?
Strictly adhere to label recommendations.
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