MYOCYTIN™ Creatine was created to improve Creatine supplementation and its benefits. The combination of Creatine, Taurine, Carbohydrates, Minerals and Glycine creates a powerful Creatine Transportation System that increases the uptake of Creatine by the muscles and enhances results.
A Comparison of Two Commercially Available Creatine Products On Performance and Selected Anthropometric Measures. (Rogerson, S. Weatherby, R.P. and Nicholson, V., 2003).
IN ONLY SIX DAYS ATHLETES INGESTING MYOCYTIN™ gained more than twice as much body mass as those consuming regular creatine. Increased upper arm girth by over 200 per cent more than regular creatine users. Improved their bench press performance significantly more than users of regular creatine.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, and it plays several crucial roles in the health of the organs, muscles and brain. In fact, Magnesium is involved in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the human body.
Some of these vital roles include:
- Energy creation: Helps convert food into energy
- Protein synthesis: formation of new proteins from amino acids
- Muscle movements: Is part of the contraction and relaxation of muscles
- Nervous system regulation
During exercise, 10-20% more Magnesium is needed by the body. Magnesium is involved in the transportation of glucose into the muscles and the clearance of lactate. Lactate, also called Lactic Acid, is the by-product of glucose being converted into energy during extraneous exercise and can build up in the muscles and cause soreness and fatigue. Therefore, Magnesium is shown to improve exercise performance by increasing energy and muscle contraction and facilitating recovery. Furthermore, Magnesium also has anti-inflammatory properties that are known to reduce chronic inflammation, boosting its recovery benefits.
Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electrical charge and are essential for cell function. These minerals support hydration and improve energy production in the body. They are also essential when it comes to stimulating muscle contraction and neuro function.
Most importantly, Creatine absorption and uptake are increased in the presence of electrolytes. Studies have found that creatine uptake can be decreased by over 50% when calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium were absent.
Glycine is a sweet-tasting amino acid and has been found to increase insulin response. Insulin is an anabolic hormone produced by the pancreas and is responsible for regulating the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Insulin, in simple terms, will act as a transporter and promote the absorption of glucose from the blood into muscle cells. This Insulin response is important to enhance the absorption of glucose and creatine into muscle cells.
Taurine also regulates Glucose metabolism and enhances muscle glucose uptake. Furthermore, Taurine has been well studied for its cell protection, protein synthesis (protein formation) and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, Taurine supplementation has been shown to reduce markers of muscle damage and oxidative stress, improve recovery and increase muscle strength and function. The result is a reduction in muscle catabolism (muscle break-down) and improved muscle anabolism (muscle construction). Taurine is also a natural stimulant and nootropic associated with improved cognitive function.
Creatine supplementation can increase muscle and lean mass, strength and power, improving performance and efficiency in sport.
Creatine, in simple terms, recycles energy, giving your muscles a boost of energy, allowing you to train harder. This process also saves the muscle from being depleted to be used as energy (Catabolism). Creatine not only slows down Catabolism (muscle degradation) but also increases Anabolism (muscle construction), being responsible for protein synthesis (formation) in the muscle. Furthermore, Creatine has also been shown to provide antioxidant properties, again acting as an anti-catabolic, as the free radicals generated from exercise can affect muscle fatigue and protein turnover.
CREATINE AS A NOOTROPIC
The Brain weighs about 2% of your overall body weight but can use up to 25% of total energy. We have supercomputers in our heads, and they require a lot of energy, just like our muscles do. So, the concept with Brain function and Creatine supplementation follows the same path. Creatine plays a vital role in brain energy homeostasis (balance) and Creatine supplementation is shown to increase the energy availability in brain cells, and, therefore, improve memory, speed of processing and mental performance in general.
Dextrose is a simple sugar that is chemically identical to Glucose. Because dextrose is a simple sugar, the body can quickly use it for energy. The consumption of simple carbohydrates/sugars with Creatine has been shown to increase the uptake of creatine by the muscle and enhance physical performance. At the same time, creatine has also been shown to play an important role in the Glucose uptake by muscle cells. This mechanism is so efficient that many studies have used Creatine supplementation to increase Glucose uptake by the muscles and reduce blood sugar levels in Type 2 Diabetes patients.
It has also been found that Creatine supplementation increases levels of Glycogen in the muscle. Glycogen is the form in which glucose (sugar) is stored in your muscles and liver. This storage provides energy for your muscles when exercising, and, once the stock is over, muscles are degraded to be used as energy. Higher glycogen stocks will increase endurance and avoid muscle breakdown. Furthermore, after a meal high in glucose, your body will either use that for energy immediately or store it. The storage can be in form of Glycogen or as fatty acids in the fat tissue. As uptake by the muscles rises, less glucose will be transformed into fat to be stored