Performance Benefits of Creatine MagnaPower®
The New Year brings new commitments for a new you – and for many people, that brings a new commitment to your health. Survey data shows that the most common New Year’s resolution for Americans is “living healthier”, with other related goals such as “losing weight” or “exercising” taking spots in the top 10. Living healthy and being physically active are great goals; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
- Regular physical activity can improve brain health
- Help manage weight
- Strengthen bones and muscles
- Improve your ability to do everyday activities
So, if you’re looking to live healthier and support your exercise performance, what steps can you take?
Creatine MagnaPower® and Exercise Performance
There is no shortage of dietary supplements available that are used to support exercise performance. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), creatine monohydrate is one of the most thoroughly studied and widely used dietary supplements to enhance exercise and sports performance. Creatine is believed to be the most effective supplement available for enhancing capacity for high-intensity exercise and lean body mass during exercise.
What if you’re an athlete over age 50 – is creatine worth a look?
Data from a recent meta-analysis shows supplementing with creatine while engaging in regular resistance exercise increased both upper and lower body strength and lean body mass among adults age 50+. Inspired by these data and others, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) granted a health claim for creatine specific to older adults: “Daily creatine consumption can enhance the effect of resistance training on muscle strength in adults over the age of 55”.
How does creatine work?
Creatine supplementation increases the concentrations of both creatine and phosphocreatine in the body – two molecules involved in the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which is the molecule that your muscles rely on for the energy to perform. But ATP doesn’t work alone – it relies on the essential mineral Magnesium to help stabilize ATP to help ensure that energy is generated properly. Magnesium also has several important roles related to performance, including supporting energy metabolism, supporting muscle and nerve function, and supporting protein synthesis.
Is there a way to use this interaction to help your performance? Creatine MagnaPower® is a cutting-edge sports nutrition ingredient in Balchem’s Albion® Minerals portfolio. Creatine MagnaPower® is a unique blend of creatine and magnesium that helps provide optimal nutrition for athletes. This specialized blend has the ability to improve cellular hydration and increase anabolic signaling in athletes, and these properties are likely what help Creatine MagnaPower® deliver significant performance benefits. Creatine MagnaPower® supplementation has been shown to improve several markers of performance – from bench press work capacity to sprinting performance in elite soccer players. When compared head-to-head, Creatine MagnaPower® delivers muscular performance benefits that simply taking Creatine Monohydrate + Magnesium does not.
So where do we start this new year?
First, get out there and start exercising. Whether it’s daily walks, yoga, golf, or getting into weight training. And once you’re ready to start supporting your gains in the gym, consider adding a creatine + magnesium supplement to your diet.
Interested in learning more about Creatine MagnaPower® or other nutritional solutions for athletes? Contact the team at Balchem and let us help you!
These statements have not been evaluated by Federal Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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