Creatine Monohydrate is naturally produced in the human body from amino acids primarily in the kidney and liver. Approximately 95% of the human body’s total creatine is located in skeletal muscle. Creatine is manufactured from amino acids L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine.
How Does Creatine Work?
Creatine bonds with Phosphorus in the body making Creatine Phosphate (CP) which is a high energy compound used by muscles for instant energy needs. CP breaks down directly into Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP, heat energy) the body’s primary source of energy. Any fast powerful movements such as weight lifting or sprinting, for example, are fueled by CP. Skeletal muscle holds CP in high amounts depending on the level of conditioning. Muscles that perform high energy movements frequently will have, and require much larger concentrations of Creatine, free form aminos, and proteins. Holding more creatine means your body will physically be able to perform more work.