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Seperating Worthless Creatine from Creatine that Works
|Written by Lynn Glenn|
Creatine is a supplement used by athletes, bodybuilders, and others who wish to gain muscle mass, and strength. Creatyine supplements are important because approximately 95% of the human body's total creatine is located in skeletal muscle and when building muscle the body cannot make enough creatine from the food we eat . This is why creatine supplementation can be of importance to those seeking muscle and strength gains.
Because it is widely known that creatine supplementation works so well, a huge number of companies came onto the scene to sell creatine, however many of the products that came to market were created in an unusable form.
Choosing a Creatine Product that Works
You certainly can't tell which creatine is the best by looking at all those crazy ads cramming the magazines each month. Each one sounds like it's the latest "miracle". And now with Kre-Alkalyn® EFX in the mix, you're probably even more confused.
As popular as creatine has become over the past decade or so, there has been very few if any articles explaining how creatine is actually is made. Once you understand how creatine is made, all the mystery (and the hype) surrounding these so called "new" creatines will suddenly disappear. What is meant by "new" creatine is that it's anything other than standard Creatine Monohydrate.
Separating the Real Facts from Fiction about Creatine
If there's one thing supplement users are starving for, it's credible information - especially about creatine. Let's clear the air by looking at the hard facts about what it takes to manufacture Kre-Alkalyn® EFX and other "Next Generation", "New", and "Better" creatines.
How Creatine is Made
Creatine is made in the body by combining three amino acids : Glycine, Arginine, and Methionine. Chemically, it is called "a-methyl-guanidinoacetic acid" (C4H9N3O2). Creatine is also found in red meat, but extracting large enough amounts for commercial use would be very impractical. So Synthetic Creatine was manufactured. Synthetic creatine is manufactured from two chemicals: Sarcosine (a sodium salt and derivative of acetic acid; also called methyl-glycoccol) and Cyanamide (an organic amide...not to be confused with the similar sounding poison Cyanide).
Creatine Manufacturing Facts
FACT #1: Reacting the chemicals Sarcosine with Cyanamide in a medium of water, inside a glass-lined reactor, is the only way to make synthetic creatine. Creatine must be made in a vessel called a reactor. A reactor is a large, steel glass lined vat that's specifically used for mixing chemicals.
FACT #2: All synthetic creatine is manufactured or "synthesized" the same way. The process for synthesizing creatine has been nearly the same since the 1800'...