Creapure® is the purest form of creatine on the market and not all creatine is created equal. Products made elsewhere do not compare in quality. Creapure® ensures a continuous high quality level and every lot is analytically controlled before being shipped. It is the only creatine produced in the western hemisphere and therefore continuously produced under strict German and European standards. All steps of the manufacturing process are continually monitored and well documented, resulting in consistent, reliable and unsurpassed quality.
We tested creatine products from all around the world. The analyses of all the samples showed that Creapure® is the purest source of creatine. Regulators have been stepping up their oversight of nutrition ingredients, particularly in regards to impurities. The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) recommends that a creatine product should not exceed: • DCD levels of 50 mg/kg • DHT levels of 3 mg/kg
The average amounts of DCD and DHT found in generic creatine products significantly exceeded the levels recommended by the EFSA.
Creatinine is generally not harmful, but an indicator for the creatine purity. A low creatinine-level means you are getting a purer product and therefore more creatine per serving.
Everybody needs creatine every day, but how much do I need?
Creatine, which occurs naturally in the body, plays a crucial role in the body’s energy metabolism. If energy is needed, ATP (adenosine triphosphate = energy currency of the cell) is converted to ADP (adenosine diphosphate). Eventually, the body turns ADP back into ATP using energy derived from food, but this takes time, and muscle cells can store only enough ATP to allow a few seconds of high-intensity work. Therefore, creatine supplementation is substantial to ensure high levels of phosphocreatine.
Adults have around 80–130g of creatine in their bodies. Every day about 1–2% of this creatine is broken down and excreted, so it has to be replenished. The human body naturally produces some creatine. Intake of significant amounts of creatine from food is only possible by eating meat and meat products. However, cooking and food preparation can result in creatine loss in food. Given your daily requirement of creatine, consumption of meat and synthesis of creatine by your own body may only provide maintenance levels of creatine. The body’s need for creatine to maximize your creatine levels may be significantly greater and that is why a Creapure® creatine supplement may be right for you.
Taking 3–5 grams of Creapure® creatine monohydrate daily to replace what your body uses every day is recommended. You can personalize the rate within the range provided based on your size, muscle mass and activity level. Creapure® can be used at any time of day, but you may benefit from taking the product immediately after exercise or in the morning. A loading phase is not required.