First of all, I would like to thank MST for making it possible for me to log CRE 02
. I truly appreciate this.
I began my CRE-02 supplementation on Saturday, November 1st. Due to a lack of Internet access during the weekend and until Monday, I was unable to share the log here at AnabolicMinds. My apologies.
As a classic creatine-monohydrate negative responder, irrespective of the supportive studies behind creatine monohydrate
, I am always on the lookout for alternative creatine blends, especially those incorporating more advanced creatine forms. My favourite creatine is typically creatine bonded to a Krebs Cycle intermediate. As is well-known, creatine bonded to any of the Krebs Cycle intermediates (citrate, fumarate, malate, succinate, and alpha ketoglutarate), or compounds involved indirectly in the energy cycle (for instance, orotate, pyruvate, and so on) delivers improved absorption, bioavailability, and potency. Furthermore, ATP synthesis and phosphocreatine elevation are improved. Before CRE-02, my favourite creatine forms were Creatine Alpha Ketoglutarate (Cre-AKG), Tri-Creatine-Malate, and Tri-Creatine Orotate. Narrowing that dow, it was Creatine Alpha Ketoglutarate. Here is why:
Cre-AKG is a molecular bonding of creatine to the alpha-keto amino acid, alpha ketoglutarate (AKG), and is claimed by many to be one of the most effective creatines around. AKG has been traditionally molecularly bonded to minerals, amino acids, and vitamins to make them more stable, more bioavailable, and more absorbable. This is also the same principle behind Cre-AKG.
Cre-AKG is PH-stable, is as soluble as creatine malate and creatine pyruvate, and is highly bioavailable. This is because AKG in Cre-AKG serves as a transport vehicle for creatine, pulling creatine from the intestines into the blood stream (thus avoiding any GI issues as in monohydrate). On the cellular level, with the help of AKG, creatine is pulled (and pressed) into muscle cells (without the help of the usual carbohydrate transport matrix
), producing the typical creatine results without GI issues and osmotic pressure (Cre-AKG does not pull water into intestinal and muscle cells like monohydrate).
So, AKG makes creatine significantly more potent. Furthermore, AKG improves the endogenous production of of glutamine and glutamic acid, both important for muscle growth and for the immune system. AKG also binds to toxic ammonia in muscle cells, in the liver, and in the brain, thereby converting ammonia into glutamic acid, improving glutamine levels and assisting in elimination of toxic ammonia from the body. Lastly, as a Krebs Cycle intermediate, AKG improves VO2 Max and energy metabolism in muscle cells, and is consequently a potent ergogenic.
Fortunately, many of the benefits of AKG are also shared by some other Krebs Cycle Intermediates, such as malate (in CRE-02). Chelation of creatine also presents several important benefits. Success Measures
To measure the effectiveness or otherwise of CRE-02, I will focus on the following:
- Improved Strength and Endurance
- Absence of Bloating and Cramps
- Reduced Fatigue and Improved Recovery Time
- Improved Muscle Bulk Dosing
3 enteric-coated tablets CRE-02 daily (exception would be Day 1 with 2 x 3 tablets). On workout days, 60 minutes before training. Other Supplements in Stack (only CRE-02 is sponsored)
- Citruvol-XS (4 capsules with CRE-02 daily)
- Cordygen-VO2 (3 capsules pre-bed)
(2 x 3 capsules daily; one serving with CRE-02, and the other serving pre-bed)
Now, welcome to my sponsored CRE-02 log!