TMR Health: MuscleSport CXS Revolution Creatine

What is Creatine CXS? MuscleSport Creatine CXS is a blend of several types of creatine, including creatine gluconate, which is comprised of creatine bonded to glucose. This combination improves creatines intestinal absorption because it’s absorbed in a manner similar to regular glucose, a fast-digesting carb. The glucose also allows the creatine to dissolve well when mixed in water and helps it enter muscle cells by increasing insulin release.

Creatine MagnaPower provides more active creatine to the bloodstream for subsequent incorporation into the cells of the muscle. Chelate provides magnesium, which is involved in more energy producing systems than creatine, plus creatine requires magnesium for its energy producing cycle. High doses of creatine are not required, since the chelate is not susceptible to acidic cyclization. Gastric disturbances are eliminated since only doses approximately 20% of what would be needed with creatine monohydrate are required.

Kre-Alkalyn is a buffered form of creatine that has been PH balanced. It offers improved absorption, requires lower dosing and leads to less water retention in users.

Creatinol-O-Phosphate is actually not creatine although it is similar in molecular structure. It acts more as an intracellular buffer somewhat similar to carnosine. This is important for hard training athletes as it increases anaerobic glycolysis in the presence of lactic acid. Basically it will allow an athlete to train longer and harder by delaying fatigue and allowing for more muscle fiber recruitment.

Creatine CXS Product Benefits

1) Creatine helps muscle cells grow by increasing the amount of insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) a hormone crucial for muscle growth. New research has found that when subjects boost their muscle creatine levels via supplementation, they also increase genetic expression of IGF-1. So it appears that creatine may enhance muscle growth by influencing critical genes in cells that regulate this growth.

2) Another way creatine affects muscle gains is through cell volumization. When creatine enters muscle cells, it pulls water into the cell with it. When a muscle is fully loaded with creatine, such as when you supplement with it, its cells fill with water like a balloon. This increases their size immediately and leads to long-term expansion in muscle size due to the stretch placed on the cells. The stretch also turns on growth processes that boost the amount of muscle protein produced.

3) ATP is the energy currency of every cell. This energy is used to fuel countless processes in the human body, including muscle contractions. When CP donates its phosphate to form ATP, it’s done rapidly to supply immediate energy during periods of intense exercise, like weightlifting. In other words, creatine increases strength because more creatine equals more CP in the muscle and, in turn, more ATP available for muscle contractions. Therefore, you have more energy at the end of a set, allowing you to perform more reps or lift a heavier weight.