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Creatine Nitrate 101: Everything You Need to Know

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Creatine Nitrate Overview

Creatine and Nitrate are two powerhouse ingredients that should be staples in your supplement routine if you’re looking for benefits like

  • Increased muscle pumps
  • Increased strength and lean muscle mass
  • Enhanced exercise performance
  • Increased power output and velocity
  • Increased high intensity exercise performance

Creatine has been a must-have supplement since the early 90s when Olympic game competitors credited it for some of their success. In recent years, Tour de France cyclists have popularized supplementing dietary nitrates as a tool for attempting to shave off precious seconds from their race times. [1,2] At Cellucor, we’re all about performance, so we include both ingredients in the form of NO3-T Creatine Nitrate in some of your favorite C4 pre-workouts. NO3-T Creatine Nitrate combines these two powerhouse ingredients into one supplement.

What is Creatine?

Creatine is an organic compound made up of amino acids. In the body creatine contributes to the production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate), the energy currency of the cells. ATP powers important functions for daily life like muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmissions, and protein synthesis. Creatine is a popular supplement amongst athletes looking to increase ATP levels and performance.

Research on creatine supplementation has shown beneficial effects on increased muscle mass, strength, power output, work capacity, sprint performance, and recovery. [3,4,5]

In their position stand on creatine, the International Society of Sports Nutrition concluded that creatine is safe and the most effective supplement available for athletes looking to increase high-intensity exercise capacity and lean body mass during training.[6]



Nitrates for Athletic Performance

Nitrates are a naturally occurring compound found in food sources like spinach, beets, and arugula. When dietary nitrates are consumed, they get reduced to nitric oxide in the body, which acts as a vasodilator in the body meaning that it widens blood vessels which can help make it easier for blood to flow. Nitrates are popular supplements among athletes looking to improve performance. Some of the proposed mechanisms that nitrates work through include increased oxygen transport and uptake in the muscles.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 72 studies on the effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on endurance performance found nitrate supplementation beneficial for improved power output, time to exhaustion, and distance traveled.[7]

A systematic review of 19 studies on the effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on human muscle power found nitrate supplementation beneficial for increasing maximal muscle power.[8]

Benefits of Creatine Nitrate Together

The 2-in-1 compound NO3-T Creatine Nitrate is a patented blend of creatine mixed with nitrates. When this ingredient is ingested, it splits into creatine and nitrate in the body and each ingredient gets absorbed separately. One study showed that supplementation of creatine nitrate for 28 days was safe.[9]

In two different studies scientists had groups supplement with different doses of creatine nitrate and measured their performance. The researchers noted improvements in bench press lifting volume, peak power, average power, and average velocity. [10,11]

In other words, creatine nitrate supplementation helped athletes perform more work, lift with more power, and lift with more speed. Explosive performance!


Where Can I Get NO3-T Creatine Nitrate?

You can find 1g of NO3-T Creatine Nitrate in some of your favorite C4 products like C4 Original, C4 Extreme, C4 Ultimate, and C4 Dynasty.

C4 Original: The original pre-workout that started it all - C4 Original was built to take your energy, endurance, pumps, and performance to the next level.




C4 Extreme: Built to unlock next level energy and results. C4 Extreme was formulated with clean, clear, and evolved formulas for explosive pre-workout performance.



C4 Ultimate: Formulated to fuel your ultimate. C4 Ultimate contains ingredient dosages for unmatched energy, powerful performance, muscular endurance, and extreme focus.



C4 Dynasty: Pre-workout is our domain, and C4 Dynasty is King, proudly overbuilt to transform your results. Engineered with 18 active ingredients, including 10 patented ingredients, in a nearly 30g serving.



Where Can I Get Creatine Monohydrate?

If you’re looking for a stim-free option to get the benefits of creatine monohydrate, try COR-Performance Creatine.


COR-Performance Creatine: Featuring the premium micronized version of Creatine Monohydrate, COR Performance Creatine delivers superior mixability and absorption, allowing you to reap the benefits of increased performance, lean muscle, and strength.


Where Else Can I Get NO3-T Nitrates?

If you’re looking for a stim-free option to get the benefits of NO3-T nitrates, try NO3 Chrome. NO3 Chrome features NO3-T Arginine Nitrate.

NO3 Chrome: NO3 Chrome supports increased nitric oxide production, increased blood flow, and powerful pumps. When it’s time to take your results to the next level, NO3 Chrome is the perfect formula to ignite the performance and look you desire.



References

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3963244/
[2] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110701101744.htm
[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3407788/
[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8228369/
[5] https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-018-0242-y
[6] https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-017-0173-z#Sec19
[7] https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-021-00450-4#Abs1
[8] https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-021-00463-z#Abs1
[9] https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-014-0060-9
[10] https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-016-0124-0#Abs1
[11] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4595304/