Compared to non-vegetarians, vegans and vegetarians show reduced creatine levels. For supporting the energy metabolism especially in vegans and vegetarians, dietary creatine intake is essential.
More and more, nutrition, sustainability, animal welfare and environmental protection are interlinked. Thus, the individual's nutritional style plays an important role more than ever. Not only for personal well-being and health, but also for the general welfare, the environment and animal health. As a result, the number of vegetarians, vegans and so-called flexitarians (people who still consume meat and dairy but are seeking to reduce their consumption levels) is increasing.
For a balanced diet, this group of consumers is looking for plant-based alternatives and enriched/functional foods. This is where creatine comes into play.
Creatine is a natural substance found in the human body and plays a critical role in the storage and transport of energy in every single cell of the body.
The highest creatine content is found in muscles and in the brain, where huge amounts of energy are needed. A sufficiently high creatine storage in the muscle cells increases both the performance and the endurance of the muscles. The same applies to our brain, as it requires about 20% of the body's total energy consumption. In addition, creatine is relevant for the proper function of the immune system.
Each day about 2-3 g of the body's creatine store is broken down and excreted. This amount of creatine is "replenished": either directly through food (meat and fish) or through the body's own synthesis.
Vegans need to synthesise all – and lacto-ovo vegetarians most – of their daily creatine requirements, as plant-based foods do not contain any creatine.
Creatine monohydrate can be added to bars, cereals, and dairy products (especially yogurt or whey drinks), as well as to meat substitutes and vegetable protein-based milk alternatives. Creatine monohydrate makes these products more nutritious and offers vegans and vegetarians an optimal creatine supply.
When selecting creatine monohydrate for food production, highest quality and purity are a prerequisite. Here, Creapure® offers the gold standard: pure, safe and "made in Germany".
Creapure® is an excellent ingredient in functional foods: for new ways, new target groups and a sustainable nutrition system.
Creapure® provides support for a healthy, active life and general well-being - especially for vegans and vegetarians.
AlzChem offers the dietary supplement creatine under the brand name Creapure®. Creatine, which appears naturally in the body, is one of the most researched and safest dietary supplements. It supports athletes in various sports in building muscle, improving performance and recovery. Creapure® is pure creatine monohydrate and is produced to the highest quality standards by AlzChem in Germany. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has officially confirmed the positive effect of creatine.