Creatinol-O-Phosphate - COP
- Category: Sports supplements
- Creatinol-O-Phosphate in effervescent form
- Developed by Patrick Arnold
- Improves explosive force performance*
- Specially balanced for athletes*
- 50 doses
- 195 grams
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E-COP - Creatinol-O-Phosphate by Prototype Nutrition
With Creatinol-O-Phosphate, Prototype Nutrition has revived this variant to creatine by bringing it back to the market in sherbet form. Creatinol-O-Phosphate (COP) was discovered by Italian researchers already in the 60s, when they were investigating effective nutrients for people with heart problems. Further research into COP carried out during the 1960s and 1970s discovered, among other findings, that the substance has an effect on the ATP levels in the muscle through a different mechanism than creatine. This rendered COP an intriguing research subject.
Creatinol-O-Phosphate vs. Creatine
Already in the 60s and 70s researchers suspected Creatinol-O-Phosphate (COP) behaved in different ways than creatine. Creatine works by contributing to the creatine phosphate system, which supplies energy for short, intense bursts. COP is not a phosphate donor and therefore does not release phosphate groups in the muscles. In addition, unlike creatine, COP does not require a loading phase. Patrick Arnold developed this product in its pure form and as an effervescent powder especially intended for the serious athlete, with the substance being rendered more absorbable. Moreover, the amount has been carefully established, because according to Arnold it is of elementary importance to take the correct amount of COP. Stir one scoop into about 1/2 cup of water, stir for a few seconds until it starts to fizz and drink immediately. Repeat this twice a day, preferably after a meal.
The discovery of creatine
Creatine is a natural substance discovered in 1832 by chemist Michel-Eugene Chevrel when he was looking for interesting ingredients in meat. He managed to extract the substance from the muscles and named his discovery after the Greek word for 'meat': kreas. The substance was later found in the flesh of many animals. Creatine is involved in the energy supply to the muscles and is synthesized by the liver and pancreas from various amino acids. It was not until 1992 that creatine came on the market as supplement, initially mainly aimed at serious and professional athletes. From that time it has been used en masse by this target group as well as entry-level sports fanatics.
- Optimally developed on the basis of the latest scientific insights by organic chemist Patrick Arnold
- Contains Creatinol-O-Phosphate in effervescent powder form, a special form of creatine that does not require a loading phase
- Creatine stimulates muscle growth and improves performance during explosive efforts
- Specially balanced and optimally developed for strength and endurance athletes as well as for people with an active lifestyle
- Contains 50 daily doses per 195 grams jar
How does creatine work?
Creatine improves the performance during explosive efforts, because the substance is involved in the transport of energy to the body cells. When your body produces energy, for example when a muscle contracts, your body uses adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This is accompanied by the splitting off of one of the creatine phosphates. In this way, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) turns into adenosine diphosphate (ADP), a substance that the body can no longer use for energy supply. To solve this problem, your body takes a phosphate molecule from the body's stock of creatine phosphate, so that new ATP can be formed. Taking creatine through supplementation replenishes your creatine phosphate reservoir, allowing you to make longer use of this system in your body during intensive training.
How to use creatine
Creatine has been popular in the sports world for years, partly because its use has been found to be safe and effective by EFSA, the independent European authority on food safety. Many athletes, especially strength training practitioners, like to use creatine as a supplement because it ensures that their muscles tire less quickly and thus they can train longer and more vigorously. Creatine thus stimulates muscle growth and helps improve performance during explosive power bursts. The amount of creatine recommended for athletes differs, as the substance has a different effect in each body and depends, among other factors, on the amount of muscles already naturally present in the body. Vegetarians are also more likely to notice effects than do people who do eat meat or fish, as the latter get more of the substance through these foods. Finally, the ratio between what are called fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscles also determines the effects creatine has in a body.
KetoSports is known as the company doing pioneering work in the field of exogenous ketones. Under the leadership of American organic chemist Patrick Arnold - known as the 'father of prohormones' owing to his earlier discoveries - a unique product line has been developed based on Arnold’s research, with exogenous ketones as the main ingredient. It all started when the University of Florida asked Arnold in late 2010 to synthesize beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) so that it could be used in research studies. The chemist succeeded in the task and Arnold became impressed by the experiments done with the substance. It prompted him to extend his own research and he discovered new applications for the use of the substance. His first result was a product consisting of a compound of BHB with sodium and calcium. KetoSports now stands for a high-quality line of various products with exogenous ketones, of which KetoCaNa, KetoForce and KetoBlit have gained particular fame among enthusiastic users.
* Creatine improves performance during explosive power bursts and is specially balanced for athletes
Take one dose twice a day after meals. Mix one scoop with water and stir well until effervescence has ceased and the foam has disappeared. Drink immediately after mixing.
2 grams Creatinol-O-Phosphate †. † Recommended Daily Intake not established.
Sodium bicarbonate, malic acid, citric acid, aspartame and acesulfame-k (sweeteners), silica.