CreAmino (guanidinoacetic acid or GAA) is the natural precursor of Creatine which facilitates recycling of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency of the cell, primarily in muscle and brain tissue.
Guanidinoacetic acid (GAA), synthesized from arginine and glycine in the kidney, is also produced naturally in the body. In the liver GAA is then converted to creatine and finally transported to the target tissues (mainly muscle cells). Therefore, CreAmino spares both Arginine and energy in the diet.
Creatine is a naturally occurring component in the animal’s body tissue and plays a major role in energy metabolism. It is estimated that about 2/3 of the daily creatine requirement is synthesized by the animal while the remainder must be supplied by the daily diet. Vegetarian diets are naturally very low in Creatine and therefore, creatine can be classified as conditionally essential nutrient.
Creatine also significantly increases water holding capacity of muscle, increasing weight gain of broilers and growing pigs.