What are its benefits?
Creatine helps to build muscles, and it works with a beneficial bacteria that maintains the mucosal lining of the intestines, thought to reduce “leaky gut” syndrome.
What is it?
Creatine is a molecule that the body can naturally produce – though we make less as we age. In the body, creatine is made primarily in the kidneys (and completed in the liver) by three amino acids: glycine, arginine, and methionine. The amino acids are converted into creatine phosphate and phosphocreatine which are then stored in the skeletal muscles and used for energy.
Creatine is synthetically produced by reacting sarcosine, a sodium salt, and cyanamide, a white organic amide compound. (Although these two chemicals are not fit for human consumption individually, when combined they react to form a compound that is completely safe for human intake.)
- First of all, sarcosine and cyanamide are combined in a steel reactor. Inside the reactor, these chemicals are heated under pressure to form creatine in crystal form. The crystallized creatine particles are further passed through the centrifugal process to remove any unwanted residual particles.
- To improve the dissolvability and absorption rate, crystalline creatine is passed through the milling process. The final result is fine creatine monohydrate powder which is packed and sold.