Clayton's Health Facts: Kre-Alkalyn.

Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.

1. What is it and where does it come from?

Kre-Alkalyn is "buffered creatine" that does not convert into creatinine prior to reaching skeletal muscle tissue. Kre-Alkalyn is a nutritional supplement that comes in powder form. It is packaged in a purple caplet that can be administered orally.

Kre-Alkalyn is manufactured by All American Pharmaceutical Corporation and is registered under United States patent 6,399,661.

2. What does it do and what scientific studies give evidence to support this?

All data to date is anecdotal. No clinical trials have been conducted on Kre-Alkalyn.

Kre-Alkalyn is believed to have the benefits of regular creatine, without the associated side-effects of creatine monohydrate use. The efficacy and safety of creatine monohydrate is well established in scientific literature and thus Kre-Alaklyn is believed to have the same ergogenic abilities and safety profile.

Manufacturer product information states that Kre-Alkalyn is processed at a higher PH level than regular creatine monohydrate. It is believed that the conversion of creatine to creatinine is a function of PH level and that conversion of creatine into the waste product creatinine can be halted by PH level manipulation during the manufacture process.

Slowing or stopping the conversion of creatine to creatinine may help the body absorb more creatine, thus lowering the dosages required for beneficial results. This can result in an economic savings for the consumer as less creatine will be required for the same results.

Anecdotal evidence for Kre-Alkalyn has been mostly positive. Many users report a decrease in water retention and the elimination of the infamous "creatine bloat." Many users also report immediate results and the elimination of the "loading" phase normally required for regular creatine monohydrate use.

3. Who needs it and are there any signs of deficiency?

Everyone can benefit from Kre-Alkalyn supplementation.

Athletes can benefit from enhanced immune system function and increased muscle mass and functional strength that may be seen from creatine use.

Seniors may benefit from creatine use because creatine can help to maintain muscle tissue. Muscle tissue protects bone mass from stress and fracture, and creatine may thus help protect muscle tissue, thereby indirectly protecting bone mass.

There are no signs of deficiency.

4. How much should be taken? Are there any side effects?

Strictly adhere to label directions.

No clinical trials have been conducted on Kre-Alkalyn and therefore no side-effects have been reported. No side-effects have been noted from anecdotal evidence.

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This page will be updated as research on Kre-Alkalyn is published.