Your Cartbodybuilding supplements cart image   Items: 0   Total: $0.00   Checkout bodybuilding supplements checkout image

Home :

Maximize Increases in Creatine with Carbohydrate

Posted in..: Research & Development
By Chad Kerksick, PhD
Oct 16, 2013
Email this article  Printer friendly page  Bookmark this article

Buy Best Creatine on Sale
Buy Best Creatine on Sale

for a chance to win
this product!
Heavy strength training places great demands on the short-term energy systems found within our body.  To maximize performance, athletes need to make dietary choices that maximize the levels of both phosphocreatine and glycogen within their muscles.  Supplementation with creatine monohydrate is extremely popular and has been supported by hundreds of published studies to increase maximal strength and anaerobic power.  Maximizing muscle glycogen is equally important as it provides fuel for many different types of intense, short-term bouts of exercise.  A classic study performed by European researchers highlighted that taking creatine with carbohydrate may increase the amount of creatine stored inside our muscles ( Green, Hultman et al. 1996 )Over a one-week loading period, one study ingested 20 grams of creatine per day while another group ingested the same amount of creatine but combined it with a large dose of carbohydrates.  Blood, urine and muscle samples were collected and significantly greater amounts of total creatine was found in the muscle when creatine ingestion was conbined with carbohydrate.  In addition, blood levels of insulin, a key hormone that helps to rebuild muscle glycogen, was significantly greater when carbohydrate was provided.  In conclusion, combining creatine with carbohydrate is an effective way to increase muscle creatine levels and support recovery of muscle glycogen.



Green, A. L., E. Hultman, et al. (1996). "Carbohydrate ingestion augments skeletal muscle creatine accumulation during creatine supplementation in humans." Am J Physiol 271(5 Pt 1): E821-826.

Disclaimer: The articles featured herein are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Specific medical advice should only be obtained from a licensed health care professional. No liability is assumed by ProSource for any information herein.

Return to Top   Report Site Errors  Click Here for Important Safety Information

More Ways to Score Deals & Discounts Site Links Store Links Content Links

Best Discounted Bodybuilding and Nutritional Supplements! - Lowest Price Bodybuilding and Nutrition Supplements!
Copyright © ProSource Performance Products, Inc. All rights reserved.
ProSource, 2231 Landmark Place, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Contact Customer Service