Ok guys here goes..
Now this is from the good Dr.'s own words, it’s a brief description of his creatine formula which has been readily copied quite a bit by other companies since it came out…
I am unable to afford his supplements, but try my best to duplicate closely this product at least.
So, to quote: "Creatine Advantage maximizes and enhances the anabolic and energy enhancing effects of creatine. It's the most advanced, and copied, creatine formula on the market today.
While creatine monohydrate has been shown to enhance athletic performance, and to increase strength and muscle mass, these effects are enhanced by stacking creatine with other ingredients......
Added amino acids and dipeptides and other essential boosters allow an increase in the absorption and utilization of creatine and increase the volumizing, anticatabolic and anabolic effect of the formula. The added energy ingredients and precursors make "Creatine Advantage" the ultimate creatine and energy mix, one that will maximize muscle mass and performance.
Unlike many other “advanced” creatine products, Creatine Advantage is based on real science and my expertise instead of hype and false promises.
Now here's the good stuff...
"It has a low carbohydrate based insulin boosting system (glutamine in the form of glutamine peptides-more stable in liquid form and more effective than free glutamine)and compounds to increase insulin sensitivity (chromium, taurine-which also has significant antioxidant and protective effects, stimulates growth hoemone secretion and increases cell volume, and alpha lipoic acid-which is also an excellent antioxidant) and thus make the insulin more effective.
It also contains all the necessary products for the synthesis of both high energy phosphate compounds creatine phosphate and ATP, and for the efficient salvage of ATP after it’s been metabolically degraded, including:
- The inorganic phosphorus and phosphates-also important for normalizing and regulating thyroid hormone.
On top of that Creatine Advantage also contains:
1.Glutamine peptides, which have anabolic (increases protein synthesis and muscle mass) and anticatabolic (decrease muscle breakdown) effects, above those normally associated with glutamine, as the peptides themselves have some physiological effects. Also the peptide form is better absorbed than free glutamine that is not peptide bonded.
As well, the glutamine in the glutamine peptides:
Regulates protein synthesis.
2.Increases both aerobic and anaerobic energy systems.
Has beneficial effects on the immune system.
Aids in the prevention and treatment of the overtraining syndrome.
Nutrients to facilitate the glycolytic and TCA cycle energy processes:
Biotin- a cofactor in many energy reactions involving glycogenolytic, glycolytic, TCA and anapleurotic enzymes.
Magnesium- which has also been shown to increase energy systems, insulin sensitivity, protein synthesis and serum testosterone, GH and IGF-l levels.
Calcium- which has been shown to facilitate muscle contraction and decreasing fatigue.
Potassium- the transport that is linked to aerobic glycolysis.
An advanced cell bolumizing (resulting in increases in protein synthesis and an anabolic effect) formula containing:
Creatine (which has significant volumizing effects).
WHEW........ok so you can see where he appears to validate the properties of glutamine peptides for aiding in anabolic and anti-catabolic properties. Anyway, I know it's long, but I wanted to get another perspective from a credible person to debate big Dave a bit...nothing personal Dave..lol.
So now what do we think?
Change anyones mind? I changed my own line of thinking about it, that’s what I have is the glutamine peptides, and I will no longer seperate the two, as apparently they work in tandem quite nicely.