Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is the primary molecule which provides the body with energy for many functions. In order to keep a steady supply of ATP readily available for energy, we must obtain the necessary nutrients from our diet. An especially important nutrient, for this reason, is creatine or more specifically, creatine phosphate.
Creatine phosphate which can also be referred to as phosphocreatine, is one part of a cycling chemical reaction that is essential to muscle contraction. The human body typically has large pools of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) in the skeletal muscle, which is the inactive form ATP. In order for ADP to be converted to ATP it must be phosphorylated, this is where creatine phosphate comes in.
Creatine phosphate donates a phosphate group to ADP, thereby making it ATP. It can now provide energy for muscle contraction. Once muscle contraction has occurred the ATP is converted back into ADP by an enzyme called myosin ATPase and the cycle continues. Creatine phosphate is perhaps the one of the most effective forms of creatine for supplementation as it is the same form used by the body. In fact, supplementation with creatine phosphate has been found to increase the body’s concentration of this molecule by as much as 20%. So you may be wondering exactly what counts as supplementation? Typical supplementation dosage is about 20-25 grams a day for 5-7 days. The most creatine rich of foods which is beef and herring, contains only 2-4 grams per serving which is why is why many turn to creatine supplements to get an effective dose.
PrimaForce AAKG Alpha-Ketoglutarate is a potent form of the amino acid L-Arginine and plays a role in the natural production of creatine.