In the late 1990’s, a ground breaking development in the dietary and sports supplements industry became available to premium formulators. NIR technology provides a state-of-the-art procedure with unsurpassed accuracy to evaluate ingredient quality. At Muscle And Sports Science, this impressive technology is at the core of our quality assurance program.
NIR technology is also incorporated into the patented InfraProven Certification for herbal health supplements. All MASS brand herbal extract formulations must meet this stringent certification – which provides iron-clad assurance that our herbal supplements are, without question, pure, unadulterated and 100% of botanical origin.
NIR technology and Creatine Supplements Testing…
With this new technology in hand, major brands of various creatine supplements were put to the test. As might be expected, in a dry powder state the product assays ranged from excellent, to below average, to atrocious when viewing actual creatine content verses label claim.
However, when these same creatine supplements were then tested after activation with fluid, a disturbing discovery was made. It was found that almost immediately after adding water to creatine monohydrate that the majority of it rapidly converted to the toxic by-product creatinine. This held true no matter how “unique” the formulation was claimed to be, or the purity of it’s assayed dry creatine content.
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Note: In the past, some companies pointed to the virtual lack of creatinine in their powders, calling them “creatinine free”. What was not considered is that the tests were conducted with dry creatine monohydrate. Once fluid was introduced, creatinine conversion occured, without fail.
A number of negative side-effects can arise from increased creatinine levels, among them; stomach cramps and bloating, diarrhea, indemia, water retention, dehydration, headaches, liver and kidney problems and creatinine poisoning. These side-effects are caused by the body’s internal self-defense mechanism reacting to save itself from the ingested toxins by diluting it with water.
KRE-ALKALYN® Creatine – Awarded U.S. Patent #6,399,661
Armed with the creatine facts above, Jeff Golini and the Bioceutical Research team went to work to address the toxic conversion of creatine monohydrate. Eighteen months later, the finishing touches were made and a U.S. Patent application filed for the successful and novel method of keeping creatine monohydrate stable and completely free of toxic conversion.
With this new patent process the main problem with all existing creatine supplements, the inability to deliver concentrated amounts of creatine without toxic conversion, was solved.
Why buffered is better, in more ways than one
Since Kre-Alkalyn Buffered Creatine is free of unwanted creatinine conversion following liquid activation. It puts an end to the days of having to saturate your body with huge 10-20 gram amounts of creatine monohydrate in cycles to get the desired strength, endurance and muscle building effects. More concisely, KRE-ALKALYN is pH correct Creatine. No loading or cycling off and on is required. Kre-Alkalyn allows you to safely consume creatine to it’s full and most potent effect with only a fraction of previous dosages.