Creatine Supplements

For the past fifteen years or so, creatine has been the best selling single supplement on the market.  Compared with other supplements on the market it has acquired something of a reputation as a wonder supplement – safe, effective, legal, and inexpensive.  So does it live up to the hype?

The first thing to understand about creatine is what it is.  Creatine is an amino acid – amino acids are the building blocks that make up proteins, essential for the growth of muscle cells.  Creatine has been the subject of literally hundreds of research studies, and they all concur – regular supplementation with creatine during training will help to promote significant gains in sprint performance, strength, and lean body mass.

So who uses creatine?  The obvious group are bodybuilders – the whole point of their training is to increase the size of their muscles – so if you are a bodybuilder or simply someone who lifts heavy weights regularly, using this supplement will definitely help you to add muscle mass more rapidly.

However, bodybuilders aren’t the only ones who can benefit from using this supplement.  Research has show benefits to sports as diverse as basketball, soccer, hockey, swimming and running. The reason it is so effective for such a cross-section of sports is due mostly to the way in which it works.  Rather than actually building muscle tissue – like anabolic steroids – it works by helping you to push harder during your workouts.  Because you can work harder before reaching a point of fatigue, you are able to make greater gains whether you are pushing weights or sprinting.

The typical dose of creatine is 2 to 5 grams a day, taken thirty minutes to an hour before your workout – this gives it time to be absorbed into the bloodstream.  Most people cycle on and off of creatine, for example three weeks on and one week off.  This ensures that your body still produces its own supplies of creatine, and doesn't rely on the supplement alone.

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