Creatine Monohydrate Powder
Creatine is as close to a home run as you can get in sports nutrition. This natural amino acid reliably increases muscle size, strength and stamina. Classic Creatine contains creatine monohydrate, the most scientifically proven form available. What’s more, each serving contains BioFit™ probiotic - which helps gut flora and aids quicker ingredient absorption.
• For all fitness levels
• Helpful for so-called 'hard gainers'
• Helps break a training plateau
• Mixes easily with water and flavored shakes
• Unflavored powder - 60 servings
Earn up to
35 OSL Points
Your muscle cells contain tiny proteins, known as transporters, that pull creatine inside the cell. Once these become saturated with creatine, they need a few hours to process it. We suggest waiting at least 4 hours before taking another serving.
Creatine requires adequate water to produce maximum results. We advise mixing each 5 g scoop with at least 10-12oz of water or any other drink like a protein shake.
Eating carbohydrates ('carbs') enhances the uptake of creatine by your muscles. This is because it stimulates the release of insulin, which in turn stimulates the creatine transporters in your muscle cells. Carbs that digest quickly (ex: breakfast cereals, white rice and potatoes) work best.
Creatine Monohydrate (5,000 mg)
This is the gold standard of creatine and increases strength as well as explosive endurance by acting as an energy reserve to fuel muscular performance and development.
BioFit™ Bacillus Coagulans (10 mg)
Probiotics which help gut flora and aid in quicker ingredient absorption.
ALLERGEN WARNING: This product was produced in a FDA inspected cGMP facility that also processes ingredients containing eggs, milk, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans, shellfish and fish.
WARNING: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Do not take if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can take Classic Creatine before or after your workouts, whichever you prefer. For maximum results, take it right after eating a carbohydrate-containing meal or snack and with 10-12 oz of water.
If your goal in taking creatine is to make your muscles bigger and stronger, than you’ll need to perform resistance exercise (i.e. lift weights) regularly to achieve satisfying results. Conversely, if you intend on taking a break from lifting for an extended period of time -say, several weeks or months- then you might as well stop taking creatine. You can resume once you get back in the gym. In fact, taking Classic Creatine after a break from working out will help you recoup any losses in muscle size and performance faster.
If you stop supplementing with creatine, you will eventually lose the gains it produced. (How long this takes depends on numerous factors.) This is natural. It’s similar to if you were to stop eating. Eventually you would run out of (i.e. use up) the energy provided to your body by the food you ate. Eventually, therefore, you would have to resume eating.
Creatine is creatine, but it can be taken in different forms. For instance, creatine monohydrate is the most scientifically proven form of creatine. Other forms of creatine, e.g. creatine ethyl ester, have been shown to not work as well and produce undesirable effects such as water weight gain. And then there’s the issue of purity. Classic Creatine is purity tested by a third party to make sure that it does not contain unacceptable levels of impurities such as creatinine or heavy metals. Finally -and this may be the most important aspect of all- especially when you’re buying something that you will be ingesting, you want to buy it from a brand that is not only third-party tested but also trusted by experts in the field. OSL has more physique legends, including Mr. Olympias, on its team than any other brand. These real-world experts know what works, and they’ve come to use and trust Classic Creatine and other OSL products to help them maintain and enhance their physiques time and time again. So Keep it Old School!
Great question. Despite all the attention this subject gets, when it comes to creatine, there’s no anecdotal nor scientific proof that “cycling” (i.e. taking a periodic break from a supplement before resuming its use) offers any benefits, or has any downsides, for that matter. There’s also no evidence to date that there’s any harm in taking a maintenance dose (e.g. 3-5 g) of creatine every day without a break. Everyone’s body is different. Listen to yours. If, after taking creatine for a few months you feel like taking a break, go ahead and do so. When you feel like getting back on it, get back on it. As discussed above (question 2), remember that once you stop taking creatine, its level inside your muscles will gradually drop, causing you to lose the gains you made from it. No biggie. This just means when you get back on it, you’ll recoup those gains. If you train hard, you may blast right past them!
Here are three more things you should know about creatine to get maximum results: First, it has been suggested that the maximum amount of creatine your muscles can absorb at once is roughly around 5 g. Your muscle cells contain tiny proteins, known as transporters, that pull creatine inside the cell. Once these become saturated with creatine, they need a few hours to process it before they can take on another 5 g dose. For this reason, we suggest allowing at least 4 hours between doses. Second, creatine requires adequate water to produce maximum results. We advise drinking 10-12 oz with each 5 g dose. Finally, eating carbohydrate (“carbs”) enhances the uptake of creatine by your muscles. This is because it stimulates the release of insulin, which in turn stimulates the creatine transporters in your muscle cells. A simple way to take advantage of this is to take each dose of creatine right after eating a carbohydrate-containing meal or snack. Carbs that digest quickly work best. Examples include breakfast cereals (e.g. corn flakes), white rice and potatoes.
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