Attention! I posted a follow up on the safety of nitrate and the risk of nitrite on August, 13th.
|Image 1: Photoshop or creatine nitrate,|
what works best for increased vascularity?
(Image from Vascular Bodybuilders Muscle)
So, basically, creatine nitrate (CN) is an ionic bond of creatine and nitrate, in other words, a salt. And what happens to a salt if it goes into solution? Correct: It disassociates, so that your stable creatine nitrate molecule breaks up into a creatine ion and a nitrate ion, which - at least to my knowledge - would not provide any advantage over taking nitrate and creatine at a ratio of 77:23 individually. In both cases you will get performance increases, intracellular water retention and all the other well-known benefits of creatine plus the vasolidating effects nitrates have to offer.
Did you know? Contrary to advertisement claims, a healthy gut absorbs almost 100% of the good old creatine monohydrate and the consequent creatine retention in muscle from creatine monohydrate easily outperforms that of purpotedly superior forms of creatine such as creatine-ethyl-esther (see blogpost Victorious Veteran for more information on that topic).
Creatine + Nitrate = Self-Made Creatine Nitrate ;-)
Now, that we that 100mg of creatine nitrate disassociate in your stomach to 77 mg creatine anhydrous and 23 mg nitrate, one could come up with the outrageous idea of "tinkering" his/her own "creatine nitrate" - but how would one do that?
|Image 2: Magic ingredient #1 - |
organic beetroot juice (image
If we assume that there are "only" 500mg of vitamin C (certainly the cheapest ingredient) and more creatine nitrate than di-creatine malate in the product, a possible ratio of the three ingredients would be 3:2:1 (CN:dCM:VitC), which would leave us with 1,500mg of CN per serving, this would reduce our glorious mission (the reproduction of the effects of creatine nitrate) to the quest for dietary sources of 1,155mg of creatine anhydrous and 345mg nitrate.
|Image 3: Magic ingredient #2 |
plain creatine monohydrate;
cheap and effective!
To know the true promise of "creatine nitrate", the one thing still left to do, is to put 1,312mg of creatine monohydrate (we have to compensate for the additional molecular weight that comes with the "monohydrate" vs. the creatine anhydrous) into 125ml of beetroot juice, down it and get ready for what APS describes as "full, swollen muscle bellies complimented by road map vascularity all wrapped in a tight, dry show quality package" and should look similar to what you see in image 1 ;-)
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