Creatine

Posted: 18 May 2013

Every man, woman, and child (without renal implications) should be supplementing with creatine monohydrate alongside their well-rounded diet. Yes, it is that important. If creatine was ever considered to become a nutrient I would have no problems with it. It’s usages in both athletic and clinical applications has shown consistent promise for the past few decades.

Not only is it the most widely studied supplement in the world, it may also be one of the most comprehensive in terms of benefits to health. The great news is that it has NO negative side effects despite what non-credible media sources have said over the years.

What is creatine?

Creatine is an ergogenic aid (performance enhancing) that is synthesized in the liver and pancreas and is derived from three amino acids: glycine, arginine, and methionine. It is part of phosphocreatine and is used anaerobically to initiate high-intensity activity. However, stored phosphocreatine suffices to support activity for only several seconds and must be resynthesized for use in similar subsequent activities. Creatine is naturally occurring in foods such as meat, fish, and milk.

So how does it benefit you? Here’s a paraphrased list:

Any of these features sound intriguing? By the way, creatine monohydrate is dirt cheap. In this review, I’ll discuss the basics of what you need to know on creatine.

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