Maximuscle Creatamax Extreme
NEW Creatamax Extreme
Pete says: Creatamax Extreme is the new improved Creatine/Glutamine product
previously known as Maximuscle Creatamax 8000GL. At time of writing Maximuscle
haven't added this product to their web-site, so we have the old Creatamax 8000GL
image and the Creatamax 8000 details, but from what we can make out, the main
difference is the addition of new fenugreek extract 4-hydroxyisoleucine and
a few other bits, all of which Maximuscle claim enable an even greater uptake
of nutrients through Insulin mimicking without the need to increase the amount
of simple sugar.
Creatamax 8000GL has always been an extremely popular product, and being bought
on the market at the same price, the NEW Maximuscle Creatamax Extreme
is sure to be a winner as has every generation of Creatamax from the original
Creatamax 3000 through Creatamax 4000, 6000, 7000ES and 8000GL. I'll certainly
be giving it a go in the near future. In the meantime, Here's the info from
What Creatamax Extreme?
Creatamax Extreme is a new generation creatine complex, containing a blend
of pharmaceutical grade creatine monohydrate, powerful performance nutrients
and the exciting new fenugreek extract 4-hydroxyisoleucine. Creatine is used
in muscle tissue for the production of phosphocreatine, an important factor
in the formation of ATP, the source of energy for muscle contraction and many
other functions in the body. Creatine supplements have become increasingly popular
with people wanting rapid gains in muscle size and strength. Through it's ability
to mimic the actions of insulin, Creatamax Extreme is able to boost cellular
nutrients uptake, while simultaneously reducing the quantity of dextrose previously
required to spike insulin (to drive nutrients into muscle cells).
What's in it?
Creatine Monohydrate: 5 grams
L-Glutamine: 5 grams
GAA: 1 grams
Glycine: 1 grams
Potassium Bicarbonate: 500 milligrams
Sodium Bicarbonate: 500 milligrams
Albion Magnesium chelate: 50 milligrams
D-pintol: 28 milligrams
Bioperine: 5 milligrams
Naturally found in the body and common foods, Creatine is intrinsic to the production
of instant high intensity energy (such as sprinting and lifting weights). However,
creatine stores are rapidly depleted within 10 seconds (a big factor in maximal
effort fatigue). Creatine supplementation safely increases intra muscular levels
of creatine and boosts performance.
Glutamine is a nutrient essential for muscle growth, as it's the most abundant
amino acid in muscle tissue.
Supplementation with Glycocyamine can ensure a more powerful effect from the
use of creatine. Glycocyamine also appears to be very effective for those who
see no benefits from creatine. In other words, it turns creatine "non-responders"
into "responders." Scientists think this nutrient might also boost
your own creatine production. Writing in the January 2003 issue of Flex magazine,
Jim Wright thinks that glycocyamine might be "the most significant advance
in creatine supplements since creatine monohydrate was originally introduced
to the bodybuilding market." Most creatine supplements use large amounts
of carbohydrate to force creatine and other nutrients into your muscles. The
problem is that excess carbohydrate calories have the potential to cause fat
gain. The amino acid Glycine - in very small amounts - helps to force more carbohydrate
and creatine into your muscles, without filling you with excess calories .
This means you'll gain muscle without getting fat.
Bicarbonates are referred to as "alkaline" salts. This means they
have the ability to neutralise or counteract acids. Both potassium and sodium
bicarbonate can reduce acid levels in the stomach, increasing the uptake and
absorption of various nutrients such as Glutamine and Creatine.
Some experts believe that creatine combined with magnesium is a highly effective
way to enhance and extend the effects of creatine on muscle size and strength.
When minerals such as magnesium become surrounded by and bonded to amino acids,
in a stable form, this is referred to as chelation. Chelation is a natural means
for the body to transport minerals across the intestinal wall as part of digestion.
Experts believe that the creatine-magnesium chelate in Creatamax Extreme helps
to enhance absorption of creatine and decrease stomach discomfort. Some initial
research shows it is better absorbed and tolerated than traditional creatine
monohydrate. It also mixes well in water.
D-pinitol is a form of pinitol, a naturally-occurring compound found in certain
plants, trees and foods, such as soy. Studies show that it has insulin-like
effects, driving creatine and other nutrients into muscle cells. The effects
of Pinitol have been described by noted experts such as Dr. Daniel Gwartney,
M.D. Gwartney points out that "... of all the proposed so-called insulin
mimickers and insulin co-factors, pinitol is the one with the most promise."
The effectiveness of Pinitol has been known by top US experts for some time,
and it has been awarded two U.S. Patents (#5,550,166 and #5,827,896). D-pinitol
is very popular with people who want to use creatine, but don't want the extra
calories and sugar contained in many creatine-based supplements. In a trial
completed at Arkansas State University , researchers examined whether co-ingestion
of D-pinitol with creatine affects whole body creatine retention.The results
show that D-Pinitol increases whole body creatine retention to the same extent
as high levels of carbohydrate or carbohydrate and protein .
BioperineŽ is a standardized piperine extract obtained from the fruits of the
black pepper and/or long pepper plants. It has little effect on weight loss,
lean muscle gain or sporting performance. Rather, the main effect of BioperineŽ
is to enhance the bioavailability of various nutrients consumed with it.
The amino acid 4-hydroxyisoleucine contained in Creatamax Extreme takes creatine
supplementation to new levels, due to it's insulinotropic properties. A recent
study by Dr. Ruby and colleagues at the University of Montana analysed the effects
of 4-hydroxyisoleucine compared to a glucose beverage on rates of post-exercise
muscle glycogen re-synthesis in trained male cyclists . The study found
that the combination of 4-hydroxyleucine and carbohydrate consumption, promoted
a 63 percent greater rate of post-exercise glycogen re-synthesis compared to
carbs alone. However, 4-hydroxyleucine was shown to enhance glycogen re-synthesis
without raising insulin levels (compared to carbs alone). This means that the
benefits which in the past have relied on carbohydrate mediated insulin production
(including creatine uptake and glycogen storage) may now be attained with fewer
carbs and lower insulin levels. Essentially, 4-hydroxyisoleucine may promote
greater creatine uptake, greater muscle glycogen re-fuelling, and preferentially
store nutrients in muscle cells rather than as fat.