CreaRev™

$59.99

HIGH BIO-AVAILABILITY CREATINE MATRIX

  • Creates superior solubility and absorption of creatine in the muscles*
  • Minimizes GI distress and bloating*
  • Avoid a loading phase
  • Supports gains in muscular size, strength, and power*
  • Increases lean mass*

 

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CREAREV™ is our raw powder form, high bio-availability creatine matrix. CREAREV combines creatine monohydrate, the most studied and effective ergogenic aid ever, with Creatine MagnaPower and Creatine HCL in order to:

• Create superior solubility and absorption of creatine in the muscles
• Minimize GI distress and bloating
• Avoid a loading phase
• Support gains in muscular size, strength, and power
• Increase lean mass

Time tested and research proven, creatine supplementation has been reported to improve maximal power/strength (5–15%), work performed during sets of maximal effort muscle contractions (5–15%), single-effort sprint performance (1–5%), and work performed during repetitive sprint performance (5–15%). CREAREV™ combines the benefits of three different types of creatine in one convenient powder form to help improve overall performance.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredient Profile

Creatine Monohydrate:

Creatine is an amino acid (broken down protein) derived compound produced in the body that serves as the primary fuel source (ATP) for short duration, high intensity activities such as sprinting and weight lifting.  Creatine is stored primarily in muscle tissue, and it is used for rephosphorylating ADP into ATP. This means that when our muscles use up our energy stores, creatine helps to replenish those stores in a fairly rapid manner.  Approximately 2 grams of creatine are found in individuals that do not supplement and maintain a diet including animal based proteins.  Those who do supplement can increase their body’s internal creatine pool by 10 to 40% depending on diet and total lean muscle mass.

As a whole creatine is arguably the most extensively researched and effective supplement available today.  Over 500 studies exist of the ergogenic benefits of creatine supplementation with over 70% of these studies producing significant improvements in performance without any detrimental side effects.

Natural sources of creatine include meat, eggs, fish, and milk but you would have to consume ~20 steaks/day in order to fully saturate creatine stores; while 5 grams a day of creatine monohydrate for 20 days will accomplish the same goal.

Potential Benefits:

  • Improves maximal strength
  • Increases anaerobic power
  • Increases fat free mass
  • Improves muscular endurance
  • Helps keep you hydrated in extreme outdoor conditions
  • May have cognitive and overall brain health benefits
  • Has been evaluated as a potential therapeutic agent in a variety of medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Creatine Magnapower

Creatine Magnapower is simply creatine bonded to a magnesium. This is thought to increase the solubility and absorption of the creatine.

Potential Benefits:

  • Creates a higher level of absorption and utilization than creatine monohydrate
  • Greater bioavailability of creatine and magnesium
  • Ergogenic activity is enhanced when magnesium creatine chelate is consumed
  • Greater increase in intracellular water, an indicator of greater protein synthesis

Creatine HCL

Creatine HCL is thought to be more soluble than creatine monohydrate and in theory should absorb better; requiring a lower dose to achieve the same ergogenic benefits as creatine monohydrate.

Research on Creatine

The ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition) position stand on creatine monohydrate (CM) found that short-term CM supplementation has been reported to improve maximal power/strength (5–15%), work performed during sets of maximal effort muscle contractions (5–15%), single-effort sprint performance (1–5%), and work performed during repetitive sprint performance (5–15%). Long-term CM supplementation appears to enhance the overall quality of training, leading to 5 to 15% greater gains in strength and performance.

FAQs

Q: How should I take CREAREV?
A: Mix 1 scoop of CREAREV in 8-10 ounces of water or flavored beverage immediately post workout.

Q: What other MuscleSport raw products can I stack with CREAREV?
A: To promote optimal muscle recovery and glycogen resynthesis we recommend stacking CREAREV with our highly branched cyclic dextrin, l-glutamine, and IBCAA 2:1:1 and consuming immediately post workout.

Q: I heard creatine can cause kidney problems and cause cramping. Is that true?
A: Absolutely not. Creatine is the most studied and effective supplement ever…period. Over 500 studies have been done on creatine and none have shown to cause any adverse side effects. However, you should expect to see big improvements in strength, power, and endurance after taking creatine.

References

Creatine Monohydrate
1. Chanutin A: The fate of creatine when administered to man. Journal of Biological Chemistry 1926, 67:29-41.
2. hultman E, J. Bergstrom, L. L. Spriet, and K. Soderlund.: Energy Metabolism and Fatigue. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 1990.
3. Earnest CP, Snell PG, Rodriguez R, Almada AL, Mitchell TL: The effect of creatine monohydrate ingestion on anaerobic power indices, muscular strength and body composition. Acta physiologica Scandinavica 1995, 153:207-209.
4. Becque MD, Lochmann JD, Melrose DR: Effects of oral creatine supplementation on muscular strength and body composition. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 2000, 32:654-658.
5. Kreider RB, Ferreira M, Wilson M, Grindstaff P, Plisk S, Reinardy J, Cantler E, Almada AL: Effects of creatine supplementation on body composition, strength, and sprint performance. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 1998, 30:73-82.
6. Vandenberghe K, Goris M, Van Hecke P, Van Leemputte M, Vangerven L, Hespel P: Long-term creatine intake is beneficial to muscle performance during resistance training. Journal of applied physiology 1997, 83:2055-2063.
7. Hoffman J, Ratamess N, Kang J, Mangine G, Faigenbaum A, Stout J: Effect of creatine and beta-alanine supplementation on performance and endocrine responses in strength/power athletes. International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism 2006, 16:430-446.
8. Saremi A, Gharakhanloo R, Sharghi S, Gharaati MR, Larijani B, Omidfar K: Effects of oral creatine and resistance training on serum myostatin and GASP-1. Molecular and cellular endocrinology 2010, 317:25-30.
9. Buford TW, Kreider RB, Stout JR, Greenwood M, Campbell B, Spano M, Ziegenfuss T, Lopez H, Landis J, Antonio J: International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: creatine supplementation and exercise. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2007, 4:6.
10. VOGEL RA, Webster MJ, ERDMANN LD, CLARK RD: Creatine supplementation: Effect on supramaximal exercise performance at two levels of acute hypohydration. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 2000, 14:214-219.
11. Antonio J, Ciccone V: The effects of pre versus post workout supplementation of creatine monohydrate on body composition and strength. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2013, 10:36.
12. Cribb PJ, Williams AD, Hayes A: A creatine-protein-carbohydrate supplement enhances responses to resistance training. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 2007, 39:1960-1968.

Creatine MagnaPower
1. Wheelwright, D. C., & Ashmead, S. D. (2000). U.S. Patent No. 6,114,379. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
2. Brilla, L. R., Giroux, M. S., Taylor, A., & Knutzen, K. M. (2003). Magnesium-creatine supplementation effects on body water. Metabolism, 52(9), 1136-1140.
3. Baldwin, D., Robinson, P. K., Zierler, K. L., & Lilienthal Jr, J. L. (1952). Interrelations of magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and creatine in skeletal muscle of man. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 31(9), 850.
4. Morrison, J. F., O’Sullivan, W. J., & Ogston, A. G. (1961). Kinetic studies of the activation of creatine phosphoryltransferase by magnesium. Biochimica et biophysica acta, 52(1), 82-96.

Creatine HCL
1. 1. Miller, D. W., Vennerstrom, J. L., & Faulkner, M. C. (2009). U.S. Patent No. 7,608,641. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
2. Miller, D. W. (2009). Oral Bioavailability of Creatine Supplements: Is There Room for Improvement?. In Annual Meeting of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
3. Dash, A. K., Miller, D. W., Huai‐Yan, H., Carnazzo, J., & Stout, J. R. (2001). Evaluation of creatine transport using Caco‐2 monolayers as an in vitro model for intestinal absorption. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 90(10), 1593-1598.

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