Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Benefits of Creatine Ethyl Ester

We've mentioned the benefits of creatine supplements several times on this site. However, we haven't yet written out a post specifically dedicated to the benefits of creatine ethyl ester yet. So, without further ado, here is why you should be taking CEE supplements.

  1. Increased energy/endurance. Creatine supplementation has been proven to increase energy and muscle endurance. More energy and endurance means you can workout longer and/or more strenuously. The end result, of course, is more added muscle and strength.
  2. Faster recover time. Another proven benefit of taking creatine is faster muscle recovery time from workouts. This means you will not feel sore as longer, your muscles rebuild faster, and you can workout more often if you choose (of course, you should still be careful not to overtrain).
  3. Faster increases in strength and muscle mass. This one is the biggie, obviously. The very reason most people look to bodybuilding supplements in the first place is to increase muscle mass and strength and, ideally, do it fast. Creatine has been shown in study after study to yeild significant increases in both strength and muscle mass, and it does it fast. Most people see noticeable results after just a few weeks (3 to 4) of taking creatine, particularly those who are taking it for the first time or for the first time in a long time. If you are new to weightlifting, you will likely see pretty incredible results fast.
  4. No creatine bloat. One of the major drawbacks to creatine monohydrate was that, while seeing great results in muscle and strength gains, the increased water retention often led to a bloated feel and even appearance. Many people complained that, though their muscles did appear bigger, they had a somewhat "soft" aspect to them due to the increased water, at least while still taking the creatine. Since creatine ethyl ester is more easily absorbed in the body, the creatine bloat is not as significant. Many people have stated that they do not experience creatine bloat at all with creatine ethyl ester.

So there you have it, just a few of the many reasons to try creatine ethyl ester as part of your workout and weightlifting regimen. Remember to always drink plenty of water while on creatine, make sure you cycle on and off, and eat a proper diet (plenty of protein!) while taking creatine. And of course, remember to workout!

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