Creatine supplements are used by athletes, bodybuilders, wrestlers, sprinters & other who just want to gain muscle mass. The body produces some of the creatine it uses, other sources come from protein rich foods such as meat or fish.
Creatine has the ability to increase muscle stores of PCr (phosphocreaine), potentially increasing the muscles ability to resynthesize the ATP from ADP to meet increased energy demands. Did you just say “What the?”
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Extensive research has shown that oral creatine supplementation at a rate of 5 – 20 grams per day appears to be very safe & largely devoid of adverse side effects, while still being effective in improving the physiological response to resistance exercise, increasing the maximal force production of muscles.
A supplementation of creatine is not recommended for people with kidney or liver disease or diabetes. Others who should avoid taking it are children under 18 and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.