2. Can anyone use new CREATINE SELECT?
CREATINE SELECT is intended for use
as a dietary supplement by men and women 18 years of age and older who perform
high-intensity exercise in an effort improve their physique and performance. Premature
muscle fatigue is a constant threat to anyone who works out with weights
(resistance exercise) or performs any other kind of high-intensity exercise
such as mixed martial arts, sprinting, interval training, etc.
3.What makes new CREATINE
SELECT different from other creatine-containing supplements?
a. CrH2O: As with the original formula, new CREATINE SELECT
contains creatine monohydrate (CrH2O). This is still the world»s
most bioavailable (near 100%), proven and cost-effective form of creatine studied
to date. CrH2O continues to outperform other forms of creatine in
study after study, including CrEE, polyethylene glycosylated creatine,
creatine-magnesium chelate and effervescent creatine, among others. Many
companies have replaced CrH2O with these other forms of creatine in
their supplement formulas and made marketing claims for their superiority,
despite scientific evidence to the contrary. This ends up costing consumers
their time and money. For instance, a number of supplements contain creatine ethyl
ester (CrEE). Studies by Spillane et al. (2009) show that CrH2O not
only raises muscle total creatine levels faster than CrEE (in 6 days vs. 27
days), but it also results in lower levels of creatinine, a waste product of
creatine. Whereas CrEE raises creatinine levels above the normal range, CrH2O
does not. Subjects taking CrEE and performing resistance exercise actually
gained fat mass (body fat), while those taking CrH2O lost more than
3 lb of fat. Also, CrEE promoted extracellular water retention (edema) which
can reduce muscle definition and is associated with muscle catabolism.
b. Protection from
Premature Muscle Fatigue: Premature
muscle fatigue is a constant threat to anyone who performs high-intensity
exercise. During resistance exercise, for instance, it causes your sets to be
terminated early; that is, you reach muscular “failure” sooner. This makes
getting a good pump more difficult and otherwise impairs your ability to burn
calories and stimulate gains in muscle mass, strength, power and other
beneficial adaptations. New CREATINE SELECT has been designed to serve as your
exclusive defense against premature muscle fatigue by tackling its two
principle causes, H+ and Pi. These substances are natural by-products of energy
metabolism. The levels of H+ and Pi increase rapidly during high-intensity
exercise and are associated with reductions in muscle force, shortening
velocity and power. CrH2O, β-alanine
and electrolyte-bound phosphates combat H+ and Pi according to their own unique
mechanisms of action. Thus, by combining them into one formula, you can
experience greater results than if you took any one ingredient alone.
c. Extended Action (“Three
Winds”): Perhaps the simplest way to
think of new CREATINE SELECT is that it provides “three winds” of performance
enhancement during your workouts: Besides its rapid effects on total and lean
body mass, CrH2O provides the first performance-enhancing “wind”,
possibly lasting 3-5 sets, depending on the length of your rest intervals and
other factors. The addition of electrolyte-bound phosphates provides a “second
wind” that kicks in as the first one begins to fade. The result may be to
double your lifting capacity, if not produce even greater results, over the
range of, say, 6-12 sets. Users of new CREATINE SELECT can now enjoy a “third
wind” with the addition of β-alanine. With each of these “winds” carrying
your muscles through your workouts in overlapping succession, you can
experience a tempestuous boost in performance that more than satisfies even the
most advanced athlete throughout his or her entire workout and results in
superior gains in muscle mass, strength, power and definition in less time.
d. Immediate Insulin Sensitivity: By affecting creatine uptake, insulin sensitivity
determines how well you respond to CrH2O, among other things. To
ensure that you respond to each serving of CREATINE SELECT as favorably as
possible, Beverly»s R&D scientists added cinnamon bark extract. Cinnamon
feeding has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity immediately in healthy
humans (not just those with diabetes) and the effects persist for 12 hours.
e. "Tastes like Tang": Taste and color are as important as functionality.
Indeed, it»s great that CREATINE SELECT works so well, but if you are going to
use it every day, you want it to taste and look great, too. Not satisfied with
the taste of the original formula, Beverly»s R&D scientists experimented
with different proportions of flavoring agents until they arrived at a recipe
that is so delicious, one recent user claimed that new CREATINE SELECT "tastes
Color is especially important for a powdered drink mix like CREATINE SELECT.
The most powerful formulas aren»t necessarily the most appetizing in appearance
when mixed up with water. To give the new CREATINE SELECT formula a natural
orange tone that would appeal to its users, we varied the amount of annatto
oil. Annatto oil comes from the seeds of a small shrub known as Bixa
orellana. Annatto oil is rich in carotenoids and, besides displaying
antioxidant properties, it has been shown to increase the binding of insulin to
the insulin receptor in animal studies.
f. Tested and
Reviewed for Safety & Purity: Like
the rest of Beverly»s formulas, all of the ingredients in new CREATINE SELECT
have been tested and reviewed for safety and purity. Whenever possible, we use
pharmaceutical-grade ingredients. We also strive to use the most cost-effective
ones (like CrH2O) so that you don»t have to pay unfair prices to
improve your physique and performance in the fastest possible time.
g. Only $1 per
serving: Because Beverly chose to use the most cost-effective
(and bioavailable and scientifically proven) form of creatine in the world, we
were able to make new CREATINE SELECT cost only a dollar a serving.
h. Pharmacokinetically &
Pharmacodynamically Balanced: “Pharmacokinetics”
refers to what your body does to an ingested substance (e.g. creatine, aspirin,
beta-alanine, glucose), including how it is absorbed and excreted. “Pharmacodynamics”
refers to what the substance does to your body, including any beneficial
outcomes. Because each ingredient in CREATINE SELECT has a different chemical
structure, it also has its own unique pharmacokinetic and pharmacokinetic
properties. As indicated above, for instance, CrH2O, β-alanine and electrolyte-bound phosphates combat H+ and Pi
according to their own unique mechanisms of action. Thus, by combining them
into one formula, you can enjoy a greater range of potential benefits. Each
ingredient in CREATINE SELECT has been balanced with the others for maximum
pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic impact.
i. Clinically Proven
to Work: The three main
ingredients in new CREATINE SELECT -- CrH2O, β-alanine and electrolyte-bound phosphates—have been proven to provide a variety of benefits
in clinical studies involving humans. Importantly, Beverly»s R&D scientists
have put sufficient quantities of each ingredient in CREATINE SELECT to enable
you to achieve these benefits safely and effectively.
j. Real Energy, No “Crash”: New CREATINE SELECT produces real and lasting
increases in muscle energy levels, unlike stimulants, which produce an illusion
of greater energy that quickly fades, often followed by depression and
lethargy. The CrH2O in CREATINE SELECT can raise your muscle
phosphocreatine levels by up to 40%. Phosphocreatine plays a critical role in
the regeneration of ATP during high-intensity exercise. ATP is as real as
energy gets. It is the ultimate “energy currency” for your muscle cells and
every other cell type in your body. Without ATP, muscle contraction would stop,
as would life itself. Furthermore, because CREATINE SELECT is entirely free of
caffeine and other stimulants, it is easily tolerated no matter what time of
day it is taken.
4. When can I expect to see
results while using new CREATINE SELECT?
Ingredients in new CREATINE SELECT
have been found to produce effects according to the timetables indicated below:
a. Absorption: Studies suggest
that the maximum absorption of 10 grams of CrH2O occurs within 2
hours. One serving of CREATINE SELECT contains 5 grams of CrH2O and
therefore may be expected to achieve maximum absorption even sooner.
b. Increases in muscle strength
and power: Within 5-30 days of supplementation.
c. Increases in lean (e.g.
muscle) mass: Within 6 days of supplementation.
d. Reductions in fat mass (body
fat): Within 6 days of supplementation.
e. Myonuclei per muscle fiber:
Within 4 seeks of supplementation.
f. Mean muscle fiber area:
Within 4 weeks of supplementation.
g.Insulin sensitivity: Increases
in insulin sensitivity may occur immediately following supplementation and last
up to 12 hours if not longer.
h. Mental function: Studies have
found that increases in intelligence tests scores and working memory are
possible during 6 weeks of supplementation.
5. Can I stack new CREATINE
SELECT with UP-LIFT?
Yes. One of
the reasons that UP-LIFT is creatine-free is so that it can be stacked with
other supplements containing creatine, such as CREATINE SELECT. Users of both
products may experience a synergy between their respective ingredients that
results in even greater workout performance and gains in muscle mass, strength,
power and reductions in fat mass.
6. If I don»t perform
resistance exercise, can I still benefit from using new CREATINE SELECT?
SELECT is capable of providing you with benefits (e.g. increases in total body
mass, mental function) whether or not you currently exercise. However, you can
expect far greater benefits when using it as a supplement to a
calorically-appropriate diet and a regular program of exercise. Because
resistance exercise is more efficient at stimulating muscle protein synthesis,
you can expect greater gains in muscle mass, strength, shape, tone and definition
when using CREATINE SELECT while performing this type of exercise.
7. What are the benefits of
supplementing my diet with new CREATINE SELECT over the short and long term?
New CREATINE SELECT contains
ingredients that published scientific studies suggest may safely promote (where
↑ = "increase” and ↓ = "decrease")*:
plasma creatine (>15-fold)
muscle creatine and phosphocreatine (up to 40%)
muscle carnosine (up to 40%)
plasma and erythrocyte phosphate
delay of muscle failure
sensations of fatigue
muscle shortening velocity
muscle mean and peak power
anaerobic work capacity (up to 3x more than with creatine alone)
total lifting volume (>25%)
lifting repetitions (>20%)
lean body mass (1-2 lb)
muscle cross-sectional area (size) (within 6 days)
fat mass (body fat) (within 6 days)
maximal oxygen uptake
muscle cell hydration
insulin sensitivity (immediate effects)
blood glucose control
positive mood (anti-depressive action)
8. Is new CREATINE SELECT safe
for people with medical conditions?
studies, CrH2O has been given to healthy subjects as well as
subjects suffering from a variety of medical conditions. Nevertheless, it is
advised that you discuss CREATINE SELECT with your medical doctor before using
if you have a medical condition, or if you are currently unaware of your health
9.Is new CREATINE SELECT
safe if you are trying to become pregnant, or are currently pregnant or nursing?
SELECT with your medical doctor before using if you are trying to become
pregnant, or are currently pregnant or nursing.
10. Can CREATINE SELECT be used during preparation for a
bodybuilding competition? What about a fitness or figure competition?
Bodybuilders, fitness and figure competitors need to hold onto as much of their
muscle mass as possible while burning fat. This is one of the potential
benefits of using CREATINE SELECT. Many Beverly customers stack CREATINE
SELECT with 7-KETO MUSCLEAN and LEAN OUT in order to increase calorie
burning, enhance fat loss and prevent the retention of water under the skin.
customer service team for help in developing your ideal bodybuilding or shaping
stack. Contact information is provided below.
11. I’m not a “spring chicken” anymore. I just turned
52. What kind of benefits can new CREATINE SELECT provide me with?
The ability to
gain muscle mass, strength and endurance, reduce fat mass, and improve
cognitive function are things of interest to the young and old. Particularly as
we age, we find it difficult to preserve muscle mass and functionality. The same
can be said for our mental state. Ingredients found in CREATINE SELECT have
been found to reverse these signs of aging. For a full list of potential
benefits, see question 7, above.
12. Where is new CREATINE SELECT made?
SELECT was formulated and tested by Beverly»s R&D scientists at the
Beverly International Nutrition head office in Cold Spring, Kentucky. Each
ingredient has been selected based on studies published in publicly-accessible
databases such as those made available by the National Center for Biotechnology