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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Creatine Roundtable
The benefits of creatine supplementation are enough to make this the most researched supplement!

The benefits of creatine supplementation are enough to make this the most researched supplement!

After reading Creatine Roundtable – Part 1: What’s The Deal? and then tickling your brain in Creatine Roundtable – Part 2: Forms Of Creatine, we can now move onto the meat of the trilogy – the benefits of creatine supplementation.

As you can see by clicking this chart to your left, Creatine supplementation is quite beneficial, to say the least. It’s not all hype. Creatine does the trick… and it does it well!

Let’s talk about the beneficial effects of Creatine without getting sidetracked about the background and the science aspects… Continue Reading…

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Creatine Roundtable
Get acquainted with creatine to know the different forms, and the numerous benefits.

Get acquainted with creatine to know the different forms, and the numerous benefits.

It may be safe to say that Creatine is the most studied product in the bodybuilding world. This series of articles will help explain everything you need to know about creatine. Let’s go!

Creatine is not an amino acid, however. Creatine in the human body comes from the amino acids alanine, glycine, and methionine.

We found an article called: Can Creatine Really Improve Exercise Performance from BodyBuilding.com. This article explains how creatine benefits performance, among other things, pretty damn well.

Creatine is found in skeletal muscle in the form of creatine phosphate, and its main mode of action is to provide an inorganic phosphate to resynthesize ATP during high intensity activities, typically lasting 10 seconds or less (i.e. sprinting, high intensity weight lifting). However, as more research has been done, it appears that creatine may have benefits for other types of exercise as well. For completeness, I’d mention that creatine has even shown benefit in the treatment of certain disease states, but that topic is beyond the scope of this article.

Creatine is the Perfect Supplement for Weight Lifting

The above mentioned article explains Creatine pretty well, and exactly where it’s found and what it does. It’s pretty black and white: Continue Reading…