Why do I need a creatine product?
When working out, your body needs energy at a
cellular level that comes from ATP, adenosine triphosphate. This
cellular currency provides the energy to release a muscular contraction
so the next one can begin. Your body breaks down ATP into ADP and
releases energy, this energy releases a contraction so the next one can
begin. Everything you eat eventually goes to making ATP. Most people
have a surplus of ADP, adenosine diphosphate. So creatine is a carrier
of phosphates so your body can combine ADP with phosphate to make ATP
(ADP + P = ATP). With creatine supplementation you can make more ATP
because you can supply more phosphates.
I’ve always heard creatine monohydrate is a ‘cheap’ form of creatine, why are you using it in TANGO?
Creatine monohydrate is actually one of the most
clinically tested ingredients and has been shown in over 1500 clinical
studies to improve muscular strength and endurance. There are other
forms of creatine that may have slightly better solubility or absorption
but creatine monohydrate still remains the most effective and proven
form of creatine on the market.
Doesn’t creatine make you retain water?
Yes. You do retain some water with creatine
supplementation but it does have a benefit. Creatine is hydrophilic,
meaning it loves water. Once inside the cell, creatine will pull
extracellular fluid inside the cell and increase the intracellular
fluid. Not only does this action help to volumize the cell but it can
also increase leverage for the muscle, helping improve size and
A lot of creatine formulas have sugar in them, I thought you needed sugar to cause an insulin spike to make creatine effective?
Insulin is the body’s most anabolic hormone, helping
shuttle glucose and other nutrients into the muscle; think of it as a
cellular delivery vehicle. Creating an insulin spike with creatine
supplementation is an effective way to deliver it to the muscle but it
is not necessary. To assist with the uptake of creatine into the muscle
we have added the amino acid Taurine which assists in the uptake of
nutrients into the muscles.
I’m currently on a cutting cycle, can I still take a creatine product like TANGO?
Yes! Creatine helps you make more ATP, which is
needed for both muscular strength and endurance. Whether you are
cutting or bulking, you still need ATP to fuel your working muscles.
Also, when cutting, you may be calorie restricted so you will make less
ATP on your own so creatine supplementation is actually crucial to
making as much ATP as possible.
How much water should I consume when taking a creatine product?
As a good rule of thumb, when taking a creatine
supplement, you should try to drink 8-10 ounces of water for every hour
that you are awake.
How should I take TANGO for best results?
For best results, take (1) scoop of TANGO immediately after your workout.
Should I take TANGO on non-training days?
It is not necessary to take TANGO on non-training
days but it won’t hurt because it will help to keep ATP stores higher.
But if you choose to take it only on training days, that is sufficient.
Do I need to load TANGO since it is a creatine product?
Creatine loading is a thing of the past. When
creation first came out it was very expensive and the supplement
companies were trying to capitalize on that and the effectiveness of
creatine by asking consumers to ‘load’ it by taking 5x the recommended
daily dose. There is no need to load creatine and with faster absorbing
creatines such as MagnaPower and Creatine HCL plus ingredients such as
Betaine that help your body make more creatine, loading is definitely
As a female, can I take TANGO? I don’t want to get bulky
Creatine is not hormonal, is simply helps your body
make more ATP which means you can contract more muscles at once or
contract the muscles over a longer period of time. You will retain some
extra water but that is only temporary while taking creatine.
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prevent any disease.