The Benefits of Creatine and Nitric Oxide in Developing Muscle Mass

When it comes to effective muscle growth, various elements are required to properly supply muscle fiber with the energy, oxygen and nutrients needed to build and repair. Creatine and Nitric Oxide are two of those important elements which, if taken in sufficient amounts, will boost both the productivity and enlargement of muscle fibers.


Creatine, a nitrogenous organic acid made from amino acids, is created naturally in humans and animals. It works to supply energy to the body’s cells, but particularly to those of skeletal muscle where a full 95% of the body’s Creatine can be found.

Creatine is made from L-methionine, L-arginine and glycine. Nearly half of these amino acids necessary for supplying the body with Creatine come from mainly meat products. High protein diets provide a good source for these amino acids and, thus, supply the body with more energy needed for bodybuilding, weightlifting and other athletic and fitness workouts.

Those who are very physically active often get larger doses of Creatine through supplements. By doing so, you can ingest 2 to 3 times the amount of Creatine acquired through a normal high protein diet. This boost of Creatine floods those parts of your system which require a great deal of energy during a workout, such as muscles and the brain. As a result, you get a rush of energy that helps you to focus on your exercise program and pump more weight for a longer period.

Nitric Oxide

Nitric Oxide, or NO, is created within the body by an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase. Nitric Oxide causes the smooth muscle cells, which make up arterial walls, to dilate. This allows for greater blood flow, which results in more oxygen and nutrients into the receiving cells. It also keeps red blood cells from sticking to vessel walls that can produce clogging and hardening of the arteries.

Exercise automatically increases the body’s levels of Nitric Oxide, which is why a regular exercise program is recommended for good health. Heart disease, strokes, poor circulation and other ailments connected to the circulatory system can be avoided through regular exercise, which increases Nitric Oxide production.

Bodybuilders, weightlifters and those involved in athletics or fitness routines can also increase their Nitric Oxide levels through supplemental products. By taking these supplements just before going to the gym, practice, or game, you greatly increase the enlargement of your blood vessel walls, allowing greater amounts of blood into your muscle fibers and body’s organs. A larger blood supply to your muscles means more oxygen, energy, and vital nutrients are delivered to the working muscles. You get super pumps that help you to lift more weight more rapidly without as many breaks in between exercises. This all equates into the accumulation of greater muscle mass in a shorter amount of time.

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