CREA-HCL (High-Purity Creatine)
High Quality Naturally Occurring (primarily in meat, eggs, fish) Nutrient Scientifically Shown to Improve Exercise Performance and Lean Body Mass.
Proven Nutrition’s CREA-HCL contains ultra-high purity creatine in a form that does not cause the stomach cramps, bloating or water retention typically associated with creatine monohydrate.
When used daily, the active ingredient in CREA-HCL has been scientifically shown to:
- Increase exercise capacity
- Increase muscle power output
- Improve lean body composition
- Reduce fatigue
- Increase mental alertness
Creatine supplementation has been scientifically shown to benefit both strength, cardiovascular and mental performance, particularly high intensity intervals and maximal power training by the follow mechanisms:
- Provides a rapidly available source of Phosphate for ATP production in cells, ATP is the primary cellular energy source.
- Increasing the levels of stored creatine that are made available upon exercise.
- Protects cells during times of stress
- Increases cellular hydration
- Increases the strength of cellular membranes
- Aids mental function and helps alleviate symptoms of depression.
Creatine supplementation may be particularly important for those on a limited or no-meat diet (Vegetarian and Vegan) since the primary dietary source of creatine is from meat.
Serving Size: 5 g
Ingredients: High-Purity Creatine-HCL
Other Ingredients: NONE
Directions for daily use: Mix 1 Scoop (5 g) With Your Favorite Drink. (Great additive to our CORE and BETA formulas!)
Published Research References Supporting the Ingredients in CREA-HCL
- “The effects of four weeks of creatine supplementation and high-intensity interval training on cardiorespiratory fitness: a randomized controlled trial.”, J Int Soc Sports Nutr., (2009) 6:18
- “Effect of short-term creatine supplementation on neuromuscular function.”, Med Sci Sports Exerc., (2009) 41(10):1934-41
- “Effects of four weeks of high-intensity interval training and creatine supplementation on critical power and anaerobic working capacity in college-aged men.”, J Strength Cond Res., (2009) 23(6):1663-9
- “The effects of creatine ethyl ester supplementation combined with heavy resistance training on body composition, muscle performance, and serum and muscle creatine levels.”, J Int Soc Sports Nutr., (2009) 6:6
- “Creatine supplementation improves muscular performance in older women.”, Eur J Appl Physiol., (2008) 102(2):223-31
- “The effects of creatine loading on thermoregulation and intermittent sprint exercise performance in a hot humid environment.”, J Strength Cond Res., (2007) 21(3):655-60
- “Effect of creatine and beta-alanine supplementation on performance and endocrine responses in strength/power athletes.”, Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab., (2006) 16(4):430-46
- “Creatine as a metabolic controller of skeletal muscles structure and function in strength exercises in humans.”, Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova., (2006) 92(1):113-22
- “Low dose creatine supplementation enhances sprint phase of 400 meters swimming performance.”, J Med Assoc Thai., (2004) 87 Suppl 2:S228-32
- “The effects of creatine supplementation on muscular performance and body composition responses to short-term resistance training overreaching.”, Eur J Appl Physiol., (2004) 91(5-6):628-37
- “Effect of creatine supplementation on body composition and performance: a meta-analysis.”, Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab., (2003) 13(2):198-226
- “Creatine and glycerol hyperhydration in trained subjects before exercise in the heat.”, Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab., (2007) 17(1):70-91
- “The effect of creatine supplementation upon inflammatory and muscle soreness markers after a 30km race.”, Life Sci., (2004) 75(16):1917-24
- “Creatine supplementation and cognitive performance in elderly individuals.”, Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn., (2007) 14(5):517-28
- “Effects of creatine on mental fatigue and cerebral hemoglobin oxygenation.”, Neurosci Res., (2002) 42(4):279-85
- “Creatine monohydrate in resistant depression: a preliminary study.”, Bipolar Disord., (2007) 9(7):754-8
- “Phosphocreatine interacts with phospholipids, affects membrane properties and exerts membrane-protective effects.”, PLoS One., (2012) 7(8):e43178