The original "No Load, No Maintenance" formula was the first one introduced as a safer alternative to powdered creatine and other performance enhancing supplements. It became an immediate hit among athletes who realized that the serum made it easier for them to exercise harder and longer. And that it helped them to get a step ahead of athletes who were using powdered or other forms of creatine.
The serum offers creatine monohydrate in stabilized liquid form. With a two year shelf-life, it will not break down to waste product creatinine. It also metabolizes faster, safer and more efficiently than powdered creatines.
Absorption and food
Because ATP Advantage Creatine Serum bypasses the digestion phase, it is absorbed by the body more efficiently. You will not have to worry about your food intake and managing your diet to reap the benefits of creatine. Powdered creatine takes 45 minutes to one hour to digest and is known to bind with food, hindering its absorption. This is why many athletes who are users of powdered creatine do not eat few hours before workout. Not consuming food before workout can cause many problems, including a lower energy level. With ATP Advantage Creatine Serum, worrying about food intake is a thing of the past.
No loading or maintenance
The purpose of the loading and maintenance phase required with powdered creatine is to saturate the muscles with creatine. When the body reaches a maximum level, and muscles are saturated, the balance is expelled in your urine. So, super-saturation with massive doses of the powder is totally useless and waste of money. Furthermore, the body has a limited capacity to absorb creatine. Hence you may absorb 40-50% of the creatine you actually take - maybe less depending on the level of natural creatine in your body.
ATP Advantage Creatine Serum needs no loading because it saturate the muscles within minutes with enough creatine for your immediate workout. The maintenance phase is not necessary either, although some serum users prefer to take it daily to boose other energy-requiring activities.
NO Dehydration, and low dosages required
Taking high dosages of creatine powder due to its poor absorption have caused many athletes to suffer severe dehydration. Taking creatine powder requires an athlete to drink extra water to counteract the dehydration caused by the powder. The problem is that powdered creatine pulls water from the body like sponge. Because you take a much lower dosage of serum you won't experience this problem with Creatine Serum. One 5 ML serving taken right before workout offers the equivalent of 2,500 mg of powdered creatine. And this small dose, which is absorbed completely into the bloodstream without wastage, is more than enough for any athlete's needs. In fact, many studies have reported that our muscles can handle only about 3 grams a day after the loading phase. It is worth noting that a normal liver makes about 2 grams of creatine each day.
Easy on kidneys and no leveling off
Due to the formation of creatinine, the waste product derived from powdered creatine, the kidneys have to work harder to flush out excess waste. Again, this is not a problem that users of ATP Advantage Creatine Serum face. Our serum is completely depleted from the body after any intense session 1-3 hour workout.
There have been many reports about creatine's "leveling off" effect. After sustained usage, creatine seems to become less effective. So, many experts call for a break, or cycling. This eases pressure on the kidneys, and then creatine can be re-introduced after a while. Cycling is not needed with the serum because there is no stain on the kidneys, and consequently no leveling off effect.
When powdered creatine was introduced in the U.S., athletes were very excited about its possibilities. However, it was discovered later from athletes who quit using creatine powder that some muscles actually shrunk. This is because the powder retains water which helps make up what are called cosmetic muscles. So, some athletes reported a loss of size and performance after their creatine use ended. Creatine Serum, on the other hand, acts on the water that inside the muscle so effectively that a small dose of the serum performs its job perfectly adequately. It builds lasting strength and improves endurance. The key is simply to keep your energy level up, and maintain muscles even after you decide to quit using any form of creatine.
Goodbye to the grit
Powdered creatine is known for its chalky gritty taste. Trying to flavor it with other powdered flavors actually adds to its chalkiness.
Other added benefits
Each formula comes stabilized in a synergetic base of vitamin B12, ginseng, royal jelly, honey, glycerine and distilled water.
Additional beneficial ingredients are also added to each formula to provide maximum benefits to all athletes of different sex and ages.