Creatine Ethyl Ester otherwise known as CEE from The Protein Works™ is considered by many experts to be a more efficient absorbing variant of the world’s most popular strength enhancing supplement, creatine monohydrate. Essentially, Creatine Ethyl Ester is creatine with an ester molecule attached. Esters are organic compounds that help shuttle the creatine across lipid membranes of the gut and directly into the bloodstream for direct transport to your muscle cells. This prevents the creatine from being destroyed in the gut and drives more creatine directly into muscle tissue where it is used to increase muscle size and strength.
Creatine Monohydrate is the most commonly used form of creatine on the market today, and the most heavily researched. However, some people fail to respond to this type of creatine and they can experience uncomfortable bloating or an upset stomach. Creatine Ethyl Ester HCL is a more bio-available source of creatine, making it less hydrophilic. This leads to an increased delivery of creatine to the muscles and lower required dosage levels, which in turn helps ease bloating.
Creatine Ethyl Ester HCL is a fat soluble form of creatine . It stores as a phosphate in the muscle cells for ATP to regenerate, allowing for fast muscle recovery during workouts. Ultimately, CEE is the perfect creatine supplement for those "non-responders" to creatine monohydrate, with no cramping, bloating or water retention.
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The Expert's View of CREATINE ETHYL ESTER
"It was found at the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut that creatine supplementation "increases acute weightlifting performance and training volume, which may allow for greater overload and adaptations to training." Put more simply this means creatine supplementation was found to increase the strength, speed and size of the muscles. Researchers concluded "in summary, the predominance of research indicates that creatine supplementation represents a safe, effective, and legal method to enhance muscle size and strength responses to resistance training."
Research: Scientific basis and practical aspects of creatine supplementation for athletes (Jeff Volek and Eric Rawson, 2004).
Serving Size: 3g (one heaped medium scoop)
For optimal results, take one heaped scoop (3g) one hour prior to training. On non training days, take one heaped scoop (3g) the same time of day as your training days. After continued use for 4-6 weeks, stop taking for 1-2 weeks, then repeat cycle.
Add the desired amount of water or juice to your TPW™ Master Blender. Add one heaped scoop (3g) shake well and consume. By using juice, it will make this product more palatable.
Q. What is Creatine Ethyl Ester HCL (CEE)?
A. Creatine Ethyl Ester HCL is creatine monohydrate which has had an added ethyl ester compound added to it.
Q. What does CEE actually do?
A. CEE enhances the uptake of creatine and eliminates the bloating and dehydration side effects that some users experience through using regular creatine monohydrate
Q. When should I take CEE?
A. Ideally take CEE for a period of 4 weeks, then stop for 1-2 weeks. CEE requires taking a smaller dose compared to regular creatine monohydrate, so take 3g 1 hour prior to your training and the same amount on non training days.
Q. What does CEE taste like?
A. CEE does have a strong distinctive taste, so we always recommend mixing with a flavoured juice to make it more palatable.
Q. Why do I need to take CEE?
A. Using CEE has all the benefits of regular creatine monohydrate, with the added benefits of increased absorption time, and no bloating. CEE can help improve lean body mass, strength gains and maximise power output during training.
Q. Is all CEE the same, regardless of which brand it is?
A. As a customer, we believe it is not only your right to demand the best, but also that you know you're getting the best. It is very true to say that not all proteins are created equal! We are committed to transparency and openness in all our products and that is why we provide a Product Profile which gives a complete overview of the product's background including our approval, location of manufacture and money back guarantee applicability.
Q. Will I gain weight from using CEE?
A. No, CEE has a ZERO calorific value.
Q. Are there any health benefits associated with taking CEE?
A. CEE has direct antioxidant properties and neuro-protective effects.
Q. How can I tell if the CEE I use is a good quality protein?
A. Look for the Certificate of Analysis to ensure the quality is what is claimed.
Q. Is CEE suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. It is suitable for vegetarians, but not for vegans.
Q. What is the difference between powdered and tablet forms of Creatine Monohydrate?
A. Powdered creatine is absorbed more rapidly by the bloodstream compared to that of a pill. Pills tend to have coatings on them so this slows down the absorption rate.
Q. Can I take CEE with other supplements?
A. Yes. It is fine to take CEE with other supplements. It has been recommended to maximize the uptake of Creatine to the muscle cells that it is taken with a simple sugar like dextrose. It has also been suggested that if you take CEE, then to limit your intake of caffeine where possible.
Q. Can I take too much CEE?
A. It is recommended to follow the usage guidelines, and to have a break after using for 4-6 weeks.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking CEE?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects. In fact CEE does NOT give any bloating associated with regular creatine monohydrate.
Q. What effects should I expect from taking CEE alongside my training regime?
A. Results vary depending on your diet, nutrition, training and individual body type. For an average individual, it can help increase lean muscle mass, and increase strength and power during your workouts.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using CEE?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes / Endurance athletes / Those on a controlled weight loss diet / Those new to weight training / People involved in team sports.
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