Creatine is naturally present in our body and is synthesized starting from three amino acids (glycine, arginine, methionine). Mainly known for its effectiveness in increasing muscle tone and mass, it also contributes to proper functioning of the nervous and cardiovascular systems. Creatine is widely used in sports as an ergogenic aid, although recent evidence has also characterized a very interesting antioxidant, cardioprotective and neuroprotective activity. Creatine has also been used successfully in the clinical setting, in pathologies such as muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sarcopenia, cachexia and in heart failure.
Creatine ethyl ester is absorbed directly by the muscle cells, without the need for the action of insulin and without causing swelling. It is therefore an excellent alternative for those who do not want to take too many simple carbohydrates and for those who are prone to stomach upset and swelling caused by supplementing with creatine monohydrate.