All About Creatine

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic compound that is chemically known as methylguanidino acetic acid. The name Creatine comes from the Greek Language “Kreas”, meaning “Flesh”. Creatine was discovered in 1832 by scientist Michel Chevreul. The body is able to produce half its requirements of Creatine, whereas the other half comes from the diet. It is thought we naturally contain 2g of Creatine per kilogram of muscle.

Creatine was made popular by 1992 GB Olympic Champions Linford Christie and Sally Gunnel who reportedly took Creatine on the run up to the Olympics. According to declaration reports over 80% of athletes at the 1996 Olympic Games had used Creatine.

Here are a few health benefits of Creatine :

  • Studies have shown that Creatine consumption positively correlated with power output, and ability to put on lean weight. Short term use of Creatine is thought to improve power by up to 15%.
  • A 2001 study found that chidden as young as 10 were regularly consuming Creatine. However, they argued that drinking Creatine is much healthier than drinking a sugar sweetened beverage (cola/ lemonade) and Creatine is a natural product.
  • Creatine is used to bulk muscle and help to build muscle. Creatine is hydrophilic so draws water into the muscles causing them to bulk. To put on muscle mass and not just water weight you must combine Creatine with exercise.

Creatine can be found in food such as meat, fish and dairy. These foods contain amino acids arginine, glycine and methionine needed to create Creatine.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. I am familiar with arginine because it boosts male potency. I thought that creatine was being monitored by authorities for possible abuses. Ya know I am going to get me some as I have lost 25 lbs due to my diabetes. Maybe it can bulk me up some.🙏🐕♒️💪🤠🙌

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    1. GS says:

      Increasing Skeletal Muscle Strength increases insulin sensitivity and Reverses Diabetes. Improvement in muscle strength will decrease levels of sugar and fat in the blood even when body weight has not gone down.

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      1. You are so correct! Thank you 🙏

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  2. kinge says:

    I’ve learned something new today, very interesting

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    1. GS says:

      Studies show that creatine may improve exercise performance and can help a body recover from intense exercise. Professional and amateur athletes at all levels have been known to rely on creatine supplements to aid their workout routines.

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      1. kinge says:

        I can imagine how essential creatine is. Again, thank you for sharing

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      2. GS says:

        Most welcome.

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  3. Kumar Harsh says:

    Excellent information

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. Glad you found it useful. Research proves that a creatine loading phase can maximize your muscle stores within one week or less. This strategy involves taking 20 grams of creatine daily for 5–7 days to saturate your muscles rapidly, followed by 2–10 grams daily to maintain high levels.

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      1. Kumar Harsh says:

        Oh okay. But i had read somewhere that to properly digest creatine we have to take 5-6 litres of water everyday. And what should be the timing of the intake, before workout or after it? Also, will BCAAS help alongwith it? I am currently taking only whey protein after my workout.

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      2. GS says:

        2-3 litres is sufficient.

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  4. Yes 2-3 litre of water is enough

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  5. Great post!

    If I may add, high-intensity training is characterized by the need for large quantities of adenosine triphosphate molecules (ATP), as well as having quick access to them. Supplementing with creatine essentially allows for the faster regeneration of ATP, and this is precisely why the supplement reliably increases strength and power, particularly during short and intense activities.

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    1. GS says:

      Creatine is thought to improve strength, increase lean muscle mass, and help the muscles recover more quickly during exercise. This muscular boost may help athletes achieve bursts of speed and energy, especially during short bouts of high-intensity activities such as weight lifting or sprinting.

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  6. Ashen Dissanayke says:

    I think that all this talk about creatine been bad for liver is rubbish. However in the label it says drink 8 glasses of water everuday

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    1. GS says:

      There are researches which say that
      Creatine administration is known to decrease the consumption of Sadenosyl methionine and also reduce the homocysteine production in liver, diminishing fat accumulation and resulting in beneficial effects in fatty liver and non-alcoholic liver disease.

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