All pre-workout supplements on market today include creatine or some form of it. Creatine is nitrogenous organic acid and is important to supply energy to all cells in the body, predominantly muscle tissue by increasing formulation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Creatine occurs naturally in the body, it was first discovered by Michael Chevreul in skeletal muscles in 1832. It’s well known now, that approximately 93-95% of the creatine in human body are located in skeletal muscles.
Creatine influence on physical performance has been known since the beginning of the 20th century, after study done in Harvard University in 1912 by Otto Folin. But first noticeable use of creatine as the dietary supplement to increase athletic performance is linked to 100 m gold medalist of Barcelona Olympics in 1992 Mr. Linford Christie, who reportedly used it during his preparation to the Olympics.
Advent of creatine to the market happened in 1993 when EAS (experimental and applied science) introduced the compound under the name Phosphagen. There are quite a few studies published during the last two decades that clearly shows the benefits of creatine for the anaerobic type of activities such as sprint, weight-lifting and al the sports which would require short high intensity efforts. Creatine has no significant effect on aerobic endurance.
There was no breakthroughs in pre-workout supplementation since and all pre-workout supplements used now it’s usually combination of creatine monohydrate in difference forms and dosage combined usually with vitamin B complex (mostly B-6 and B-12) with some amino acids are added, also caffeine or other mild stimulant. Some of such pre-workouts on a market do have extreme quantities of each component which potentially might be damaging for health.
Our Green apple pre-workout is not a breakthrough in this category of supplements, but very reliable and well balanced supplementation, this should give some extra energy for anaerobic exercised with no afterward feeling of “low energy” Please enjoy the very distinctive taste of it as well.