No, Legion Pulse does not have creatine and in this quick article, I want to share why Mike Matthews from Legion Athletics decided to exclude creatine as one of the ingredients in Legion Pulse.
We all know, or at least we should, that creatine is one of the most essential supplements for anyone looking to gain muscle and strength. At the very least, you should be taking creatine when on a cutting phase, to maintain muscle and strength.
Creatine is one of the safest supplements that has been researched countless times. It’s tried and tested. It’s also very cheap.
If we all know this, then why is there no creatine in legion pulse?
Well, there are a couple of reasons but I’ll let Mike, the creator of Legion Pulse, to tell you about the absence of creatine:
“We don’t think a pre-workout supplement is the right place for it.
One of the reasons for this is there’s evidence that co-ingesting caffeine with creatine may negate some of its muscle and strength benefits.
We know of two studies that contradict these findings, however, demonstrating that ingesting caffeine and creatine together results in greater improvements in exercise performance.
We’ll have to see what shakes out of further research, but for now we prefer to “play it safe” by separating your caffeine and creatine intake.
Furthermore, there’s evidence that post-workout supplementation with creatine is more effective than pre-workout.
It’s for these reasons that we chose to include 5 grams of creatine in every serving of our post-workout recovery supplement Recharge and exclude it from Pulse.”
So there you have it.
Conflicting research shows that creatine that is taken with caffeine can either enhance or negate the effects of creatine.
Therefore, Mike has chosen to “play it safe.”
Besides, he has his other post-workout supplement that includes creatine in it as research has shown that post-workout creatine consumption is a lot more beneficial.
You don’t have to purchase his post-workout supplement. Creatine alone is very cheap and can be found on Amazon.
For this reason, I think it is smart to exclude creatine from Legion Pulse. It gives you a good-enough “pump” already on its own.
All in all, if you’re looking for a great pre-workout supplement, you should buy one that focuses on being just that and not something else. I think Legion Pulse fits that requirement. If you want to learn a bit more about why, check out my Legion Pulse Review. If you want to know how much caffeine is in Legion Pulse click here. Or, if you want to know which flavor is best,click here.