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New with Creatine Chelate:
1. Delicious taste (not too
tart, not too sweet).
2. Balanced Minerals for Phenomenal
does not break down in stomach acid. This results in full delivery to
your blood stream!
Now, the formula contains the rest of the minerals:
Zinc, Calcium Potassium, Phosphorus (phosphates for ATP), plus copper,
boron, manganese, and vitamin D.
to learn more, see "What's New"
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explaining how this product works (211
kb. pdf file), click
For years now, creatine advocates have been pounding down large
doses of creatine monohydrate, and putting up with bloating, and
gastric disturbances, just to drive a little bit into their muscles.
Now you no longer have to go through all that. Creatine
chelated with magnesium doesn't break down in your stomach acid.
As you may know, up to 80% of the monohydrate of creatine can be
converted to useless creatinine in your stomach. Chelation with
magnesium prevents this and instead delivers the creatine to your
blood stream where it is transported to muscle cells.
So now that Magnesium is in the formula, does it provide a
magnesium is required in over 300 critical enzymes necessary for
metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids and is essential for the
creation of muscle protein. Deficiency can cause muscle weakness and
cramps. Magnesium also helps transport oxygen to muscle tissue,
thereby promoting strength, endurance, and relaxation. Do you
want to operate your body with deficient magnesium levels? Click
here for: comparative research on Creatine + Magnesium vs.
So far, so good. Then, in order to assist in the generation of
creatine phosphate in muscle cells (that's the goal), we provided
calcium phosphate and potassium phosphate. These phosphates are
added to the creatine to form creatine phosphate. The creatine then
gives its phosphate to ADP, making ATP (adenosine
di-phosphate into adenosine tri-phosphate
). This combination of chelated creatine with magnesium and
phosphates alone provides results way beyond
conventional creatine monohydrate products. So far, this was the
most effective creatine product to date. However, we just improved
new... Well, the more we
looked at the formula, the more we realized that, for the body to
work correctly, ALL the minerals need to be there "in
balance" if we are to get the highest benefit. Actually,
minerals are more important than many realize. For instance, most
chemical reactions in your body take place via enzymes which are
special assisting proteins. At the heart of most of these enzymes,
are minerals. Also, the minerals (electrolytes) are necessary for
the electric charges that take place in all our
"electro-chemical" body. No charge carriers (no
electricity) and the cell grinds to a halt. So minerals are of
utmost importance. You want to be at “full-power” don’t you?
Therefore, we decided to enhance the formula and provide a full
spectrum, balanced, macro-mineral product. "You got to have minerals, so let's do
Just to give you some background on how the
minerals are related to each other. Calcium, for example, is
required for muscle contraction and relaxation and it also
stimulates smooth muscle tone. Magnesium, however, blocks calcium
channels to relax vascular smooth muscle tone and increase blood
flow. Taking magnesium without calcium can result in calcium
depletion, resistance to parathyroid hormone (PTH), and resistance
to some of the effects of vitamin D, whereas taking calcium without
magnesium can result in calcium deposits in arteries and kidneys
leaving less calcium for deposit in bone, and poorly formed bone.
Background: The body will try to maintain plasma calcium
concentration by stimulating the Parathyroid gland, which then
dissolves calcium from bone, by excreting less in urine, and by
absorbing more from the small intestines. Magnesium's influence on PTH (parathyroid hormone) is a primary
influence on bone mass density. Secretion of PTH decreases with decreasing magnesium concentration. Normally, at marginally low plasma calcium concentrations PTH rises but when there are low levels of magnesium, bone responsiveness is impaired. The hypocalcemia which results from a deficiency of magnesium, causes an impairment of the calcium regulatory system and is unresponsive to calcium supplementation.
Low calcium intake also stimulates the production of fat. A study by Zemel et al, 2000 shows that a high concentration of calcitriol (the activated
hormonal form of Vitamin-D), caused by low intake of calcium and responding high concentration of PTH, causes a high concentration of free
Ca2+ in the cytosol of adipocytes (fat cells). The increase switches the cell from lipolysis to lipogenesis (fat generation).
High calcium diets exerted a corresponding 51% inhibition of
adipocyte fatty acid synthase expression and activity and
stimulation of lipolysis by 3.4- to 5.2-fold.
From the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients
Nov, 2002 Calcium revisited
There is also no doubt that the vast majority of the population,
at most stages in their lives, are not consuming enough calcium.
This is likely to be due to a greater body demand for this mineral
at these stages and the negative influence of our modern lifestyle.
Low exercise and diet, both what we are eating and are not eating,
can negatively affect our calcium status.
Even if our plasma levels of calcium are considered to be in an
acceptable range, it is important to consider that these levels may
have been maintained at the cost of our calcium reserves in our
bones. The maintenance of our calcium reserves is essential for
health. So, do we need to supplement our diet with calcium? Research
is certainly indicating that calcium supplementation is important
for much of the population's health. However it seems that to gain
the benefit from calcium it needs to be taken with other nutrients,
as by itself it has minimal effect. The most important of these
nutrients is vitamin D, which is a required essential for calcium
absorption. Magnesium is also important for calcium level regulation
as well as being undersupplied in the diet.
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) recommends that women over
30 consume 320 mg of magnesium a day. Yet half of all women aged 31
to 70 get 230 mg or less. Half of all women over 70 get 205 mg or
less. (Those are probably underestimates, because people typically
don't report everything they eat.) The story's the same with men.
Most should consume 420 mg a day. But half of all men aged 31 to 50
get less than 330 mg. Half of all men over 70 get less than 275 mg a
Phosphates work with calcium to form bone,
but phosphates without calcium can reduce the remaining calcium's
availability and in the case of phosphoric acid (from sodas for
instance), even dissolve calcium from bone. On the other hand,
calcium binds phosphorus in the gut, and so extra phosphorus (166
mg. phosphorus per 500 mg. calcium) must be taken with calcium to maintain
the correct balance. Calcium and phosphorus are the primary minerals
WALTHAM, Mass. -- A new research study published in the June
issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition
demonstrates that osteoporosis patients should receive their calcium
in the form of calcium phosphate. The study shows that as calcium
intake increases without a corresponding increase in phosphorus,
total phosphorus absorption falls and the risk for phosphorous
deficiency rises. Phosphorus deficiency may render calcium
supplementation less effective and could actually lead to increased
Nearly 50 million American women are phosphorus deficient
(National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) Studies show that
the incidence of phosphorus deficiency increases with age. These low
intake levels could jeopardize bone-building therapies in post
menopausal, osteoporotic women. Individuals with low phosphorus
intake are at an increased risk for low bone mass and fractures.
Potassium without magnesium is poorly
absorbed. Likewise, potassium deficiency is often accompanied with
magnesium deficiency. Potassium as an electrolyte, helps maintain
your body's fluid levels, regulates blood pressure and heart
function. Research shows that increasing your potassium intake can
lower your blood pressure. Potassium plays a role in many
body functions, including fluid balance, isotonicity, and enzymatic
reactions, cardiac, smooth, and skeletal muscle contraction, renal
function, tissue and glycogen synthesis, and gastric secretion. Potassium (along with sodium) provides
the concentration gradient and electrical charge (the cell acts as a
capacitor), which then provides cellular pumps with the motive force
to do things like absorb nutrients into the cells and to propagate
electrical impulses in our nervous system. Potassium deficiency will increase acid levels in
the body, lowering the natural pH, which will have far reaching
effects. If potassium levels are down, the liver cannot operate
normally, particularly regarding transformation of glucose to
Note: we did not include sodium in the formula because of the large
variability in diet and requirement. Everyone needs sodium, but
hypertensives may already be strictly controlling this mineral, and
we wouldn't want to interfere with this. Therefore, you must be
responsible for your own sodium intake. If you perspire a lot, you
should take in some form of sodium, i.e. if you are playing sports,
take salt tabs. Also, consider this: the average American diet has a
ratio of potassium to sodium in the order of
1:2, whereas it should
be 5:1. This is 10 times out of balance. Therefore we left out the
sodium out of our formula.
(note: the ratio is more important than the amounts. So this
product, with 320 mg. of potassium and no sodium, will help correct
this ratio.) For example: the typical American diet includes 5
to 10 grams of sodium every day. Eating enough potassium to
compensate would be virtually impossible (25 to 50 g. of potassium),
so remember to cut back on extra salt whenever possible except for
making up losses.
Potassium loading is a technique similar to carb loading that
some bodybuilders use before competition in the quest for a
tighter--yet fuller--and possibly harder look. Specifically,
potassium is a cell "volumizer," meaning that it pulls
water into cells--like creatine, albeit less dramatically. As a
result, a gain in muscle water may be temporarily induced. Packing
this extra water into your muscle fibers promotes synthesis of
muscle proteins. Potassium loading may also make a bodybuilder look
slightly leaner by the shifts in extra-cellular as well as
intracellular water and electrolytes (particularly sodium) that it
elicits. Unlike sodium, potassium isn't stored under the skin.
Instead, it resides within cells and in plasma, where it draws water
out from under the skin. In this way, potassium loading could at
least theoretically improve water distribution and abdominal cuts
without causing dehydration.
Note: Potassium supplementation should be monitored closely in
patients with heart and kidney disease, gastrointestinal bleeding
disorders, and sickle cell anemia.
And what about zinc, and the zinc /
magnesium combination. If you haven't heard about this combination,
you probably aren't into bodybuilding or sports performance. That's
ok, I'll just say a little bit here about this synergistic
combination. First of all, zinc is used by many enzymes, it is
important to your immune system, and is found in highest
concentration in the pineal gland, the testes, and sperm. Zinc helps
sperm develop and is needed for ovulation and fertilization. Zinc is
of primary importance in producing testosterone and growth hormones.
Also, Zinc is required for the health of epithelial cells, which
make nitric oxide, which creates vasodilation, which delivers
nutrition to your cells and helps provide a nice "pump"
during workouts. Studies show that 68% of the general population
gets less than 2/3rds of the RDA for zinc and 39% of the population
gets less than 2/3rds of the RDA for magnesium (and the RDA's are at
minimums). Research indicates that zinc deficiency in athletes can
result in decreased blood levels of testosterone and IGF-1
(insulin-like growth factor), increased serum estrogen levels, and
compromised androgen receptor activity (activation of androgen
receptors promotes testosterone effectiveness). ZMA™, a patented,
trademarked product combines zinc monomethionine aspartate,
magnesium aspartate, and vitamin B6. However, published studies
suggest that magnesium and/or zinc alone generate similar results as
those claimed by this product. Zinc has been shown to increase
anabolic hormone levels and magnesium has been shown to increase
Manganese is required for muscle growth,
bone and cartilage formation. Manganese makes up part of a molecule
known as mucopolysaccharides, which are used to form collagen, the
strong fibrous connective material that builds this tissue, bone and
cartilage. This mesh of collagen is the framework on which calcium,
magnesium and other minerals are deposited to make bone and teeth.
Manganese is required for nervous system function. Manganese, also
called the "brain mineral," is important in the
utilization of all mental facilities/functions. Manganese has a
positive effect on the libido by increasing energy levels and the
brain's ability to receive and send messages. Manganese increases
resistance and recuperative ability and, like iron, aids in oxygen
transfer from lungs to cells. Manganese is
essential for metabolism of amino acids and carbohydrates and
stimulates glycogen storage in the liver. Manganese is used to make
several key enzymes in the body and activates others. For example,
one of the enzymes made from manganese is called superoxide
dismutase (SOD), an antioxidant facilitator. Production of sex
hormones is aided by Manganese. Manganese can help reduce menstrual
cramps and PMS. Manganese is stored half in the bones and the
remainder in the liver, pancreas, pituitary gland and kidneys.
Copper helps the body produce energy. Copper participates in many oxidative reactions that break down fats in fat tissue to produce much needed energy. Copper deficiency has been associated with high cholesterol levels. Is necessary for normal functioning of insulin. Copper deficiency is also associated with poor blood glucose control. is a component of or a cofactor for approximately 50 different enzymes. It is essential for iron absorption and transport. Therefore, copper deficiency is often linked to iron-deficiency anemia. Copper is required to build elastin and collagen which form connective tissues. Collagen is the most
prevalent protein in the body, and provides the matrix into which the other minerals are deposited to form bone. Copper is required for melanin production and deficiency can result in pale skin and hair.
Copper is a key mineral for the immune system promoting wound healing (including muscle repair). It is a strong antioxidant, attaching itself to the enzyme Superoxide dismutase (SOD). Copper also binds to a protein to form ceruloplasmin, which is an antioxidant. Copper is needed for normal functioning of the cardiovascular system.
It also protects the structure and function of the nervous system, including the brain. Copper protects nerve fiber by maintaining myelin, the insulating sheath that surrounds nerve cells. It also aids the transmission of nerve signals in the brains.
Boron is a trace mineral that has gained popularity in recent years due to research indicating that it can strengthen bones, increase testosterone levels, and boost brain
activity. Boron appears to improve mental functioning, strengthen the immune system, boost energy utilization, and affect cholesterol production. Research suggests that getting an adequate amount of boron, whether through dietary intake or boron supplements, may help to maintain strong bones by increasing the amount of calcium
and other minerals absorbed from food or supplements and lowering the amount excreted by the
body. Studies conducted in people suggested that a lack of boron can decrease mental activity and have a negative effect on hand-eye coordination, the ability to concentrate, and short-term memory. These findings seem to indicate an important role for boron in keeping the brain fit. The use of boron by body builders stems from its apparent ability to increase testosterone levels. Because testosterone is known to play an important role in the development of muscles,
it may lead to an increase in muscle development.
Vitamin-D3 is probably the
largest factor in calcium absorption (provided that it is dissolved
or "ionized" in the first place). Transport of calcium from the intestines into the circulation involves the free calcium
ions binding to the carrier called vitamin D-dependent calcium-binding protein or "calbindin" which is made in response to the metabolically active form of vitamin
D3, called cholecalciferol or "calcitriol". This diffusion of calcium using vitamin D-induced carriers increases the diffusion by 100-fold compared to free calcium ion diffusion, showing the importance of vitamin D induced carriers. Vitamin
D3 can be made in the skin under the influence of sunlight, however, research indicates that as we age, this capability diminishes.
Our Creatine and minerals are Chelated.
So what does that mean?
Well, speaking first of creatine (which isn't a
mineral), most of regular
monohydrated creatine, even the expensive German stuff, is lost in the
acid pH of the stomach. That's why you have to take so much just
to get some into your blood stream, and even then, most of it can be
lost (it is transformed into creatinine, which is similar, but not
usable by the body). Therefore, we have replaced all of our
Creatine Monohydrate with Chelated Creatine. The chelating
agent, which keeps it from breaking down, is a citric acid and
magnesium compound. It surrounds part of the creatine molecule
and protects it. The chelate is 45% creatine and 55% chelating
agent (magnesium and citric acid), and supplies 2.25 grams of creatine
and 400 mg. of magnesium. What's different is that you actually
get the 2.25 grams to the blood stream because it doesn't break down.
This delivers approximately 100% of the creatine (45% of the
molecule or 0.45 x 5,000 mg. = 2,250 mg.) to your muscles, whereas,
assuming 80% losses do to cyclization of monohydrate in stomach acid, you get only 5000
mg. - 4000 mg. (80% turned to creatinine) = 1000 mg. to your bloodstream. Therefore, our Creatine Chelate delivers
over twice as much creatine to your blood and muscles (2.25 g. compared to
1.0 g.) Phenomenal, but there are
even more benefits. Magnesium is absolutely necessary to both produce ATP
and to release its energy. This formula puts the magnesium right
where you want it, in the blood stream with the creatine. Since ATP
and Magnesium are central to the ATP energy
currency of the body and the production of energy, you’ll get a
higher metabolic capacity plus greater strength and endurance, every time. It's
a natural fit.
Therefore, this product
provides over twice the blood level of creatine. You don't have to
drink it with sugar (or dextrose) to spike your insulin (which also tells your body
to store the sugar as fat and plays havoc with your blood chemistry)
to help "drive" it into your muscles either.
And to top it off, magnesium is absolutely necessary to both produce ATP
and to release its energy. This formula puts the magnesium right
where you want it, in the blood stream with the creatine. Since ATP
and Magnesium are central to the ATP energy
currency of the body and the production of energy, you’ll get a
higher metabolic capacity plus greater strength and endurance, every time.
Chelated Minerals and Absorption and
Perhaps you have read that
you "shouldn't take calcium with magnesium or zinc", or
"zinc interferes with copper", etc., and that these
combinations should be avoided. This is incorrect for two reasons.
First, yes, minerals can compete for absorption, but that's even more
the reason to combine them because otherwise, you could get an imbalance
(for example; taking calcium supplements without phosphate can lead to
phosphate deficiency due to calcium binding the remaining dietary
phosphate in the gut). Second, competition and absorption problems are
not generally incurred when the minerals are derived from food. This
is one of the primary benefits of taking chelated versions of the
minerals, as they more closely resemble the way minerals are contained
in foods. They are easily solubilized and absorbed.
thing to avoid however, is taking minerals with certain grains,
vegetables or oil seeds, because the phytic and oxalic acids can bind
the minerals making them unavailable for absorption.
Oxalic acid occurs naturally in quite a large number of plants. The human body also synthesizes oxalic acid from ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Oxalic acid may combine with calcium, iron, sodium, magnesium, or potassium to form less soluble salts known as oxalates. Oxalates also occur naturally in plants.
Some experts suggest that foods containing oxalates should not be eaten in large amounts and not eaten in conjunction with mineral supplements, since they bind to the mineral and render them unavailable for absorption. However, oxalic acid in plants occurs primarily as mineral oxalates, not as free oxalic acid, which means they have already bound to the minerals in the plant, especially calcium. Therefore, some of the minerals in these plants may not be
bioavailable due to their combination as an "oxalate", not
that these plants will sequester the minerals in your supplement. However, it is probably prudent that these foods not be eaten with mineral supplements
anyway to be on the safe side. There probably are small amounts of free oxalic acid in
some of these plants.
Foods containing oxalates may be consumed in moderation. However, if you suffer from kidney disease, kidney stones, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout, it is usually recommended that you avoid foods that are high in oxalates or oxalic acid. Plant foods with high concentrations of oxalic acid (over 200 ppm) include (but are not limited to): lamb's-quarter, buckwheat, star fruit, black pepper, purslane, poppy seeds, rhubarb, tea, spinach, plantains, cocoa and chocolate, ginger, almonds, cashews, garden sorrel, mustard greens, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, soybeans, tomatillos, beets and beet greens, oats, pumpkin, cabbage, green beans, mango, eggplant, tomatoes, lentils, and parsnips.
foods include whole grains and unfermented soy products such as tofu
and soymilk. Here again, the phytic acid is already in
combination with minerals already in the plant and would not be
available to combine with the minerals in your supplement. But just as
with plants containing oxalates, plants with phytates probably contain
some amount of phytic acid and this would be available to combine with
your mineral supplements.
And what about
I'm glad you asked. As I
was pointing out above, chelated minerals are easily solubilized.
Non-chelated minerals, like calcium carbonate (coral calcium or
"rock") for instance, requires a lot of acid to get the
molecules to go into solution (not settle to the bottom). You either
supply the acid in the drink mix, or rely on the stomach to supply the
acid. Since all the minerals we added are in chelated form, the
formula required much less acid to solubilize them. Less acid means
less tart. So now, the formula is very pleasing, slightly tart grape
flavor. There is a little bit of sediment, but the little bit left
will be taken care of by the stomach acid.
Here to learn more about Chelated Creatine.
Fully Absorbable Creatine Chelate doesn't
break down in stomach acid.
Increases ability to produce ATP.
5 g's Chelated Creatine & 1 g. Phosphates per Serving.
Also provides Chelated Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium,
Manganese, Zinc, Copper, Boron, and Vitamin D3.
Increases Metabolic Potential.
Keeps fat cells in Lipolysis (burn mode).
Increase overall Strength.
Support Lean Muscle Mass and Bone Density.
Increases Cell Volumization.
No Sugars, No Artificial Sweeteners or Flavors.
Delicious Natural Grape Flavor.
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Creatine and/or D-Ribose.
Use: Mix one level scoop in 8 oz. of water. On training days, take
one half hour before workout. On non-training days, take at bedtime.
Up to two doses may be taken per day at least 6 hours apart. Take on
empty stomach or with protein.
|One Scoop (12.7 g.)
Servings per Container
|30 (one month's supply)
|Total Carbohydrates (all soluble
|Creatine Magnesium Chelate
|Magnesium (from Creatine chelate)
|Calcium (as Ca-phosphate &
|Potassium (as K-phosphate).
|Phosphorus (from K and Ca
|Manganese (as Mn-Glycinate)
|Copper (as Cu-Glycinate)
Creatine magnesium chelate, CALCIUM ASPARTATE, CALCIUM PHOSPHATE,
POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, ZINC ASPARTATE, MANGANESE GLYCINATE, COPPER
GLYCINATE, BORON CITRATE ASPARTATE GLYCINATE, VITAMIN D3, CITRIC
ACID TARTARIC ACID, ACACIA GUM**, XANTHAN GUM**, NATURAL GRAPE
FLAVOR & COLOR, STEVIA EXTRACT.
** Gum Acacia (Gum Arabic) and Gum Xanthan are Pro-Biotics and
natural suspension agents. Synergy Nutrition is the only creatine
and ribose products which offer these digestive aids. Pro-Biotics support
intestinal bacteria which, among other things, generate Biotin, a coenzyme
essential to metabolism.
Nutrition Creatine-Chelate formula is the most effective Creatine
supplement on the market today. With
it Chelation to prevent breakdown in stomach acid, it's minerals to
provide creatine phosphate in the muscle and provide balanced
electrolytes, down to its pre-biotics to promote healthy intestinal flora, which
produce biotin, a necessary metabolic coenzyme, you cannot get a more
effective creatine today. Also, Synergy Nutrition's
Creatine Chelate contains no harmful components and has a great natural grape
flavor, absolutely NO sugars, artificial sweeteners, or fillers. Only
the best for our customers.
Further Mineral and Chelation Reading:
Healthy & Natural Journal - Minding the Minerals.mht
Calcium - an emerging element in weight management - mounting evidence.mht
Calcium to Magnesium Ratio.mht
CHELATES AND CHLOROPHYLL.mht
Oral magnesium supplementation improves insulin sensitivity and metabolic control in type 2 diabetic subjects.mht
Saturday Evening Post THE BENEFITS OF MAGNESIUM--THE DIABETES CONNECTION.mht
THE MAGNESIUM WEB SITE.mht
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients Calcium revisited.mht
Reference Intakes for Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Vitamin D, and
Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Please note: This information is not intended to diagnose,
or prescribe any form of treatment. The statements in this information have not been
evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products herein are not intended to
treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and are meant solely for Health Education purposes
alone. If you are suffering from any illness or medical complaint, always first seek the
advice of your physician.
Creatine Chelate, Energy & Metabolic Formula, Muscle Supplement,