Growling Dog Micronised Creatine by Musashi is a simple, 2-ingredient Creatine supplement that increases power output and lean body mass.
Musashi is an Australian brand, established in 1987. The company was named after the Japanese philosopher and swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi to reflect the company’s commitment to providing sports nutrition for the whole body and mind.
Creatine is an organic acid that occurs naturally in foods such as meat and eggs, in small amounts.
Creatine Monohydrate is the most proven and cost-effective form of Creatine. It increases the production of energy (ATP) in muscle which increases both power output (1) and to some extent, endurance (2).
Fructose is included to provide an insulin spike, which helps to transport Creatine into the muscles.
But larger amounts than the fructose provided are required for this (3), so the small amount of fructose here is unlikely to be of much help.
Who Takes It?
Any athlete wishing to increase their performance may benefit from Growling Dog Micronised Creatine.
How to Take
Mix 5g with water daily, and consume alongside a high-carb meal.
A “loading” phase of 20g per day, spread out into 5g doses may be beneficial over the first week of supplementation.
Creatine increases water retention in the muscles, meaning you may gain some water weight. A sudden increase in bodyweight of around 2-3kg is common.
Stomach cramping can occur if Creatine is taken with insufficient water.
If too much Creatine is supplemented at once, it may cause nausea or diarrhoea.
- No-nonsense formula, only effective ingredients are included
- No flavouring, aside from some sweetening from fructose
- The fructose component isn’t large enough to have the desired effect
Musashi has a simple, solid product with Growling Dog Micronised Creatine.
The fructose component may not help, but Creatine is best taken with a larger meal anyway.
While Musashi is a highly respected Australian company, there has been some criticism of its high prices.