Micronized Creatine monohydrate is the most effective muscle-building, performance enhancing supplement ever. Research has proven this over and over. Now results of a study have shown that creatine monohydrate also acts as an antioxidant that protects cells against free radical damage that cause premature aging and death.
This study is the first to look at the effect of creatine monohydrate on human cell cultures exposed to a range of oxidizing agents, such as hydrogen peroxide and tert-butylhydroperoxide. At concentrations comparable to those attainable in plasma after oral supplementation, creatine exerted direct antioxidant activity in cultured mammalian cells exposed to the oxidizing agents.
Excessive production of free radicals causes oxidative stress that damage cells and cause premature aging. The data from this study suggests that creatine monohydrate acts as a direct antioxidant by scavenging free radicals. The researchers found that the presence of creatine in the cell cultures boosted the percentage survival of cells by more than 20% compared to cells exposed to oxidizing agents without creatine.
Supplementation with creatine monohydrate is shown in research to be a safe and highly effective supplement that enhances strength and muscle growth during weight training exercise. Certain organs in the body, such as the heart and brain are sensitive to oxidative damage. Therefore, regular supplementation with creatine monohydrate during exercise would not only speed muscle and strength development it would also help protect these vital organs against oxidative damage that causes premature aging.
While creatine monohydrate is the scientifically proven, most effective and powerful form of creatine for building muscle and strength, research continues to uncover exciting new applications for this incredible supplement. This is a ‘must use’ supplement for increasing physical performance and you will not find a purer, more effective creatine than Micronized Creatine from AST Sports Science.
Source: Free Radical Biology and Medicine 40;837-849, 2006.