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Creatine For Every Body and Every Brain: Essential for Cognition, Energy, Strength, and Longevity

An image of a brain, the left side blue with equations on a blackboard, the right side red with creative light swirls, to depict the cognitive benefits of creatine

Creatine is so ubiquitous in the bodybuilding world that it’s hard to even hear the word without picturing a guy with bulging muscles. Yes, creatine supports muscle growth, but there’s much more to the creatine story, and since creatine is one of the most well-studied supplements on the planet, we now know that it’s one of the most important nutrients to keep you healthy, strong, and smart as you get older. We also know that not just any creatine will do: the 99.9% purity of the Creapure® formula from AlzChem Labs in Germany stands far above generic creatine powders, and we’re going to talk about why that’s important for your kidneys. Let’s get into it.

Why Choose Longevity Creatine?

Longevity Creatine utilizes the Creapure® formula patented by AlzChem Labs, a state-of-the-art facility staffed by the brightest experts in the field, with a massive and growing body of evidence to support their dedication to best-in-class creatine. They have been driving advancement in chemistry since their inception in 1908 and continue to be the world leaders in pure, safe, and effective ingredients. Creapure® is a step above their bodybuilding creatine, Creavitalis®, because of the extreme level of purity in the Creapure® process. Creapure® is clinical grade and has been tested so thoroughly that many countries in the EU utilize it for IV infusions.

It's this extreme and exclusive 99.9% level of purity that protects your kidneys when taking Longevity Creatine. While traditional creatine can contain potentially kidney-damaging levels of a by-product amino acid called creatinine, Longevity Creatine featuring Creapure® goes a further step in purification to virtually eliminate creatinine, keeping even older kidneys safe from being overtaxed.

Why Is Longevity Creatine So Critical to Healthspan And Lifespan?

There are three huge reasons why we need more creatine as we get older:

Regain Your Brain

What could you do with 41% improvement in intelligence, and 21% more short term verbal memory? Deeper, more meaningful conversations, ideas with more impact, and higher performance in your career are just the start of what you can expect out of a brain fully powered by Longevity Creatine.

Creatine is central in maintaining adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels in the brain specifically, since it crosses the blood-brain barrier. Furthermore, it offers neuroprotection against oxidative stress and excitotoxins that are produced in greater amounts as we age, making it ever harder to keep your thoughts together.

If you think that losing memories and the ability to learn new skills is a normal part of aging, you’re right only in that most people are content to suffer with less and less of their brain power. Cognitive functions are lost because damage adds up and energy reserves are spent. You’re not average, and you can protect your brain, your memories, and your neuroplasticity by taking creatine daily.

Energy For Life

To slow aging, energy is the name of the game, and ATP is the star player. Every cell relies on ATP for energy to perform its functions, from muscle contractions during a workout to the firing of neurons that enable you to write a business proposal in 48 hours. However, ATP stores are limited and can deplete quickly with intense activity or mental exertion, and the recycling pathways get slower as the years pass.

Longevity Creatine jumps in by donating a phosphate group to ADP (adenosine diphosphate), converting it back into ATP, the fully charged form of energy your body can use. This not only enhances physical performance, allowing for longer, more intense workouts, but also sharpens cognition by supporting the high energy demands of the brain.

Strength Vs. Mortality

The two most important pieces of information about strength and longevity are this: first, muscle mass naturally declines with age, and second, loss of strength and muscle mass is tightly correlated with mortality from all causes. This means that maintaining your lean muscle tissue and strength are critical to staying healthy and living a long and satisfying life. Even if you’re actively training, it’s hard to keep muscle from disappearing as you get older because protein synthesis is impaired through aging.

Creatine protects against muscle and strength loss in older adults even who aren’t actively training, and results are even more impressive for those who are (which is not an excuse to get lazy). Clinical studies have shown a significant increase in muscle mass, around 2-3kg, in adults aged 50-71.

Longevity Creatine increases the availability of ATP in muscle cells, essential for muscle contraction and growth. This increased energy supply allows for more intense and prolonged exercise, which in turn stimulates muscle growth and strength. Additionally, creatine draws water into muscle cells, a process known as cell volumization, which not only increases muscle size but also stimulates protein synthesis, further contributing to muscle growth and maintenance.

Moreover, Longevity Creatine influences several signaling pathways involved in muscle growth, such as the Akt/mTOR pathway to trigger muscle protein synthesis and hypertrophy. It also reduces levels of myostatin, a protein that inhibits muscle growth, thus further promoting muscle development.

What have we learned?

If you’re not taking creatine to live longer and more powerfully, now is the time to start. And if you are, it’s time to switch to the most pure, safe, and research-backed formula. Longevity Creatine is the answer to maintaining strength, energy, and cognition with such dramatic impact on your life your friends will be begging for your secret fountain of youth.

 

References:

 

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