Over the past decade or so, creatine has fast become one of the most popular sports supplements on the market.
Following are some interesting creatine facts:
1) Creatine is a compound consisting of several amino acids - namely glycine, arginine and methionine.
2) Creatine was discovered in 1835.
3) An abundant source of creatine is red meat, but it is also found naturally in the human body.
4) Creatine is one of the most extensively researched of all the health supplements on the market.
Many people take creatine and other amino acid supplements to enhance performance. But many people do not know much about the supplement.
Some of our visitors have asked us to create a Creatine FAQ section to answer some of the most common questions....we obliged!
1. Is creatine for bodybuilders only?
This is one of our most popular questions. Although it is very popular with the bodybuilding crowd, it can be beneficial to anyone who wants to build lean muscle, reduce fat and increase strength.
In this regard it could help athletes and non-athletes alike. In addition, creatine has shown some promise in treating various health conditions and promoting overall well-being.
2. How does creatine work?
Put simply, it helps the body produce more energy by increasing ATP. ATP molecules are the body's source of energy. This enables all of the body's cells to work harder and more effectively, thus attributing to all of the benefits creatine provides.
3. What is the best source for creatine?
It's hard to say what the best source of creatine is. Many products are of poor quality, others are extremely expensive.
We believe you can reap more benefits from a comprehensive supplement that a single product supplement.
4. Are there any creatine side effects?
As with most health supplements, there are some side effects to contend with, although they are not serious. Some of the more common ones are gas, bloating and diarrhea.
Creatine is generally regarded as a safe supplement if taken in reommended dosages.
We will be adding to our Creatine FAQ as the weeks go on to provide more information for you.