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About Creatine

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Creatine occurs naturally in the human body, and assists in supplying energy to muscles. Half of the creatine stored in the human body comes from the food we eat, primarily red meat. Creatine is also produced by the liver, pancreas, and kidneys. It has been shown that vegetarians have noticeably lower levels of creatine.

In the body, creatine enters muscle tissue and is transformed into phosphocreatine.

Research indicates that creatine supplementation produces modest, but noticeable strength increases. Creatine also aids in muscle recovery, and boosts energy and performance during exercise. Because of its ability to hold addition water in muscle, known as cell volumnization, creatine can lead to an increase in lean muscle mass.

Creatine has also been shown to be a promising ally in combating Lou Gehrig’s disease as well as Huntington’s disease. Research is ongoing, but positive.

Creatine supplementation by healthy individuals is considered safe. Studies have been unable to reveal any adverse short term or long term side effects. With that said, certain precautions must be taken when choosing to supplement with creatine. Water intake is of vital importance.

Some noticeable, non-adverse side effects of creatine supplementation include cramps, muscle spasms, pulled muscles, stomach cramps and/or diarrhea.

Forms of creatine include:

  • Creatine Monohydrate
  • Creatine Anhydrous
  • Creatine Citrate
  • Creatine Phosphate
  • Creatine Malate
  • Creatine Tartrate
  • Magnesium Creatine
  • Creatine Glutamine Taurine
  • Creatine HMB
  • Creatine Ester
  • Effervescent Creatine
  • Creatine Titrate
  • Liquid Creatine
  • Creatine Gum
  • Timed-Release Creatine

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