Kre-Alkalyn® Buffered Creatine Is Better!

By: Joel Sward

I was probably one of the first guys on the planet to take the micronutrient creatine monohydrate as a dietary supplement in the hopes it would volumize and strengthen my muscle cells and thus increase my athletic performance.

Back then, in 1995, the guys I lifted with and I just got the purest raw material creatine monohydrate we could get, mixed it with grape juice and drank it before, during and after our workouts. (Grape juice has the highest amount of glucose of any natural food source. We wanted a lot of glucose to spike our blood sugar and increase our production of insulin, which helped shuttle the creatine into our muscle cells.)

We took it because it worked. Plain and simple -- creatine did, and still does, increase athletic performance. Word caught on and soon supplement companies started coming out with creatine-based supplements geared toward athletes and fitness-minded people who worked out.

Most of these supplements simply used the principle that taking creatine with glucose was better than taking creatine alone. Some companies stressed things such as different dosages based on your weight, or they came up with strategies for taking the product with "loading" and "maintenance" phases.

Other "creatine delivery systems" utilized other nutrients, like the amino acid L-taurine to increase creatine uptake. I even remember one that lowered stomach acidity by including the herb ginger. (Man did that stuff taste like crap! But there is a good reason to lower acidity - more on that later.) Many of these supplements were and still are good products and they did help push the appeal of creatine to a more massive audience, but you could still get basically the same results with the creatine raw material and grape juice.

There was really no major advancement in creatine as a sports supplement until recent years. Two concepts have come to the forefront - 1) different delivery of creatine, and 2) a change in the manufacturing of creatine, which makes it less receptive to the damages of acidity. This is called buffered creatine. Both are advancements in creatine supplementation and when you take creatine in either of these structures you will be amazed at the difference. It's like night and day. With these compounds you only need to take a small amount (1.5 grams per day is ideal, as opposed to the 10-20 grams per day that we used to have to take!) to see massive results. You don't have to "load" anymore and you don't have to take a certain amount based on your body weight because these compounds are shuttling the maximum amount of creatine that the muscle cell can possibly hold. You don't have to do anything to buffered creatine to make it better. It is already the best it can be! You don't even have to take it with a high glucose drink.

The Kre-Alkalyn® Buffered Creatine is a calorie-free, cherry flavored drink. It comes in a 65-serving tub with each serving containing 1.5 grams of 100% pure Kre-Alkalyn® Buffered Creatine.

Here is how I take it and how I recommend that you take it. Mix one serving (one serving is one scoop and a scoop is included) with about 8 ounces of water. Carry it in a sports bottle and sip it before, during and after your workouts.

Bottom line - The Kre-Alkalyn® Buffered Creatine is the best workout drink you can possibly take before, during and after your workouts. Plus, it tastes great and is very affordable.