Creatine’s proven muscle building and strength benefits have made it one of bodybuilding’s top sports supplements. MuscleMeds new CREATINE DECANATE provides a dose of purified, micronized creatine monohydrate via the scientifically advanced DecaDrive Technology for enhanced anabolic muscle building, increased muscular power, reduced soreness and improved recovery.*
Creatine is one of the most studied ergogenic aids available today for bodybuilders and athletes. First introduced to the supplement industry two decades ago, this compound exhibits significant muscle building and performance benefits. From a biological perspective, creatine plays a major role in the ATP-PC energy system involved in muscle contractions (also known as the Phosphogen System). This compound allows approximately 12 seconds of maximum muscular effort.
In the simplest terms, ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) provides muscular contraction “fuel” when a phosphate is cleaved off from its structure. This cleaving creates energy within the muscle cells, but creates a new compound (ADP – adenosine di-phosphate) that is inert and must be “reloaded” with a phosphocreatine (PC) in order to again create ATP (and have new energy potential). Basically, the more creatine that is available within the muscles, the greater the potential for regeneration of ATP and the better the opportunity for more muscular contractions before failure.* And hence, improved muscular growth potential. In addition, creatine transport into the cells is accompanied by water. This increases muscle protein synthesis and also enhances the “pump” feeling during and after resistance training.*
Research suggests that creatine can promote gains in muscle mass, muscle fiber size and hypertrophy (growth), improved strength gains, increased power (by about 15%) and greater work performance during maximal effort contractions (again by about 15%).* On the performance side, creatine use has been suggested to increase 1 rep maximum lifts, increased peak force and power, greater repetition performance before failure and ability to perform more sets. All these benefits can significantly improve muscle mass, size and strength for bodybuilders and athletes.*
Revolutionary decadrive delivery
The unique DecaDrive Delivery Technology involves the use of pharmaceutically designed technology using the compounds PEG (polyethylene glycol) and decanoate (as sodium caprate) to increase the amino acid infusion. PEG is a proven intestinal absorption enhancer used to increase the solubility and dissolution of amino acids, thereby promoting overall conditions for improving transcellular and paracellular routes of absorption. Decanate is also a clinically tested intestinal absorption enhancer using bio-dynamics, including increasing permeability by enlarging the tight paracellular junctions (openings), thereby allowing greater uptake in the intestines and transport of aminos into the bloodstream. AMINO DECANATE's amino acids are also micronized to reduce particle size and further optimize intestinal transport through these pathways. The end result is increased solubility, dissolution and enhanced absorption at key locations within the mitochondria for faster amino acid utilization.*
This illustration indicates the enhanced absorption of amino acids using the DecaDrive Delivery through the transcellular and paracellular pathways. As you will note, the decanoate increases the space between the tight junctions of the paracellular pathways. In addition, by reducing particle size and improving dissolution with PEG and micronization, the uptake of amino acids in the intestines is enhanced through both transcellular and paracellular routes of absorption.*