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Supplementing Creatine

  • By Vishwanthar on Nutrition

  • February 26, 2013

Creatine is synthesized within the body from the precursor amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine. The liver, pancreas, and kidneys combine the above mentioned amino acids to form creatine. In other words, your body already produces creatine naturally. Moreover, creatine is also found naturally in meat and fish.

Allow me to explain the importance of creatine in the body. Creatine is converted into creatine phosphate or phosphocreatine and stored in the muscles and used for energy. During high-intensity, short duration exercise, such as lifting weights or sprinting, phosphocreatine is converted into ATP, a major source of energy within the human body.

Creatine supplements are popular among bodybuilders and competitive athletes. Why not? Any supplement that would enhance the athletic ability and lean muscle-mass is of special consideration. The question, however, is how is creatine supplements proposed to work? Does it really work?

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