ENERGY+STRESS RESISTANCE: High Vitality Creatine Powder
Do You Have the Symptoms of Age-Related Muscle Loss and Cognitive Decline?
Aging is associated with a gradual loss of muscle mass and muscle strength. In fact, muscle loss affects 10% of adults aged 50 years and above. It starts usually 40 years of age. By the time a person reaches 80, up to 50% of muscle mass is lost. (1)
In some people, loss of muscle mass may go hand-in-hand with decreased bone mass. (2) Both these conditions can seriously affect the quality of life and may increase the risk of early death.
Creatine has a long history of use in the bodybuilding world. Bodybuilders use it to increase muscle strength, improve focus, enhance exercise performance, and facilitate muscle growth.
However, the amazing benefits of creatine are not exclusive to the bodybuilders only. Adults of any age can reap those benefits.
Studies show that older adults who take a creatine supplement have sustained muscle mass and strength. (3)
Moreover, creatine has been shown to improve cognitive functions in older adults. Cognitive decline is common among older adults. It is characterized by problems with memory, decision-making, and focus.
Creatine supplementation helps your brain function optimally, especially during challenging times. For example, after long hours of sleeplessness and while performing a complex task. (4)
Fix Your Problems with Creatine Monohydrate
Our body uses creatine to produce energy for the body and brain. That way, it improves exercise performance, preserves muscle mass, and enhances cognition.
Among many other forms of creatine, the monohydrate salt is the most studied. (5) Other forms include creatine ethyl ester, hydrochloride, buffered creatine, liquid creatine, and creatine magnesium chelate.
Nonetheless, the safety and effectiveness of other forms have not been well established. (6) Thus, monohydrate salt is currently the safest and most effective form of creatine.
Mix one scoop (5 grams) of creatine powder with water or juice. Drink it once daily for healthy muscle and better mental functions. If you exercise, taking it shortly before or after a workout may yield better results.
There have been reports of liver and kidney complications in people taking higher doses of creatine for several months. (4) Thus, do not take more than the recommended doses. Consult a doctor if you have an existing liver or kidney condition.
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- The effects of creatine ethyl ester supplementation combined with heavy resistance training on body composition, muscle performance, and serum and muscle creatine levels