Creatine is a compound that can be made in our bodies or taken as a dietary supplement. The chemical name for Creatine is methyl guanidine-acetic acid. That sure is a mouth full - which is why it is much easier to just call it creatine.
Creatine is made up of three amino acids - Arginine, Glycine and Methionine. Our liver has the ability to combine these three amino acids and make creatine. The other way we get creatine is from our diet.
Creatine Monohydrate, aka creatine, has been shrouded in controversy for the last decade. Those that support its use, often do so blindly without acknowledging possible ill side effects. Conversely, those who are against creatine use are often not well informed and formulate rash judgments. Either scenario is disconcerting. Also be aware that many creatine informational sites are no more than back doors to nutritional supplements dealers and in this respect their objectivity may be in question. There is a clear need for objective information on this issue.Although creatine's influence on physical performance has been well documented since the turn of the century, it only recently came into public view following the 1992 Olympics. With the help of creatine many British athletes excelled in the Barcelona Olympics. This is, in fact, understandable since much of the early creatine research was conducted in the UK and Sweden. Allegations of wide scale use by the Soviet block countries prior to the 1990's are still a matter debate.
Creatine is a multibillion-dollar industry and its popularity is only increasing. Creatine is commonly employed by professional and amateur athletes and is increasingly gaining popularity among high school athletes. Let's face it, creatine is here to stay! Chances are someone close to you (maybe yourself) is considering creatine at this vary moment. Otherwise you wouldn't be here - right?
The creatine field is changing so rapidly that current information is outdated in a matter of weeks. It is therefore of utmost importance to get the most recent information. The information in this site is updated frequently as to reflect the latest findings. So, visit us regularly.
Creatine is currently not considered doping by the IOC (International Olympic Committee). Additionally, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does not consider creatine a drug, but rather a nutritional supplement, and, therefore, is not subject to the same level of scrutiny as other agents used in athletics.
There is a lot of misinformation circulating about creatine. Rumors abound as to possible side effects arising from creatine use. We have heard allegations of increased aggressiveness, hair loss, stunted growth, stimulated growth, and breast formation in men resulting from creatine use. Some side effects have been substantiated in the scientific literature while other have not. Furthermore, not all of the side effects reputedly connected with creatine use are deleterious. Others, on the other hand, need to be taken seriously. Potential adverse side effects would be most critical in children and women who are pregnant or nursing.
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