Creapure of Germany, the world's best creatine material supplier, has licensed ASN – Advanced Sports Nutrition to display the Creapure Logo on the NANO Creatine Products. This is proof of the high standards ASN – Advanced Sports Nutrition set in the sports nutrition industry. ASN – Advanced Sports Nutrition was the first company in the world to make a scientific break-through with NANO-Creatine; a technology which makes all other creatines a thing of the past. A technology which has revolutionized the sports industry as we know it. With so many different creatine products on the market, one creatine still shines above the rest in regards to absorbability, stability, dissolvability and performance and that is NANO Creatine, pure nanorised Creapure Creatine; measured at an exceptional small and pure 3000 mesh allowing for instant body absorption.
Behind the Science
Creatine is present in the muscular tissue of many vertebrates, including man. It is a precursor of creatine phosphate, which in turn, acts as an energy store in the muscles: creatine phosphate is a compound with high energy bonds and serves to maintain the supply of ATP necessary for muscle contractions. Muscle energy is improved and muscle endurance is greater, creating muscle. Creatine is a natural substance that is also found in many food sources as well as stored within muscle tissue. During an aerobic exercise or high intensity sports such as; weight lifting, sprinting, football, the contraction of muscle takes place without the use of oxygen. Muscle metabolize or release energy by the means of a chemical reaction of a substance called ATP (Adenosine Tri-phosphate). Stored ATP within muscle is limited to approximately 10 second supply and must be constantly re-synthesized for continuous maximum muscle contractions. Creatine is an integral part of the chemical reaction to re-synthesizing ATP. The more creatine your muscle can hold, the more fuel you have for re-synthesizing ATP and the result will be explosive muscular power, increased stamina, improved and greater intensity with less muscular fatigue.
Scientists found that our bodies can actually store more creatine in our muscle cells than we produce. Approximately 120g of creatine is found in a 70 kg male, 95% in the skeletal muscle. Total creatine exists in muscle as both free creatine (40%) and phosphocreatine (60%). It appears that supplemental creatine monohydrate increases muscle total creatine, including both free and phosphocreatine. The average human body can store in excess around 40g of total creatine (free + phosphocreatine ). Phosphocreatine is the direct precursor for your energy system while free creatine is the direct precursor for phosphocreatine. This not only has the effect of increasing the availability of creatine to be used in your energy cycle but also it increases the fluid within the muscle cell associated with the osmotic effect of increased intramuscular free creatine. This increases the muscle cell size in which more nutrients can be transported and stored within the muscle to be used for energy and protein synthesis, increasing exercise performance, recovery and muscle.
With the particles being so tiny, over 1250 times greater than a micronized process, the efficiency of absorption is increased. Because of their NANO size, they start to behave more like ions, becoming very electro-static in nature and therefore easily pass through cell membranes, allowing assimilation straight into the bloodstream.
The smaller the particles of any substance, the easier it is to be absorbed. Your skin, digestive tract and under your tongue contain membranes that are selective in what they let through. Acting like tiny filters, only the smallest of particles will be absorbed straight away. NANO Technology allows this to happen. Quicker digestion and faster utilization is a certainty with ASN’s revolutionizing NANO-Creatine. Once you have processed the creatine using NANO Technology, you create an even more pure creatine. The more pure the creatine, the less solvents and impurities it will contain.
You have probably noticed that when you mix creatine monohydrate most of the particles will sink straight to the bottom of the glass. These undissolved particles cause you to have stomach discomfort. With micronized creatine being of smaller particles, some creatine dissolves but most stays suspended and then after the particles settle to the bottom. The bio-availability of creatine has always been a concern. Even though it has a lot of health and performance enhancing benefits, the raw manufactured material is fairly large on a pharmacokinetic scale and it is not very soluble in liquid. Its solubility in room temperature water is around 1.4% and the raw material particle sizes vary from 100-500 microns in size. Because of this, oral consumption of creatine has caused adverse side effects. Scientific studies have been done on the pharmacokinetics (the study of the absorption, uptake, distribution, metabolism and excretion of substances introduced into the body) of micronised creatine powder and it was found that only 0.2-3% of the creatine ingested was absorbed over a 90 minute period. That is to say if you consume 5 grams of creatine, only a maximum of 150mg of creatine is going to be absorbed over a 90 minute period. That means there is still going to be 4.85 grams of creatine sitting in your gut. Because of this inefficiency of absorption, fluid is then drawn into your digestive system, giving you a bloated look. Because fluid has been robbed from your body and into your digestive system, certain effects may take place. Loss of fluid from muscles causes dehydration and cramps during exercise. Excess fluid in the digestive system causes stress on the intestinal tract leading to increased bowel movements and diarrhea. Because water balance has been interrupted within the body, overcompensation occurs within the rest of the body after the non-absorbed creatine has been excreted to try and rebalance fluid levels, causing excess 'puffiness' of the tissues, leading to a bloated look.
Because of the inefficiency of absorption of creatine it was devised to take it in divided doses during the day and to do this for 5 days, so at the end of the five days your body will be ‘loaded up’ with the creatine. Then thereafter a ‘maintenance’ dose was suggested to maintain saturation within your body. The unfortunate effect of this however, is that because of poor bio-availability of the creatine, most of it will end up being expelled from the body, as well as your hard earned cash.
Increase Performance: Take 1 serving 15 min before exercise.
Increase Muscle: 1 serving 15 min before and straight after exercise. A loading phase is optional.
Combine with HP-100, NANO Peptide Extract in 200ml of water and consume before and after exercise.
Nano Creatine 3g
Warnings & Contraindications
Do not take during pregnancy or while breast feeding.
Keep out of reach of children.
Not recommended for persons under 15 years of age.
Always read label and use only as directed.