Creatine is produced naturally from the amino acid glycine, in the human liver, pancreas, and kidneys. It forms creatine phosphate, an important factor in the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the source of energy for muscle contraction and many other functions in the body. It is concentrated primarily in muscle tissues, including the heart.
Creatine encourages water to enter cells, facilitating the passage of nutrients into cells and the elimination of waste products.
Supplemental use of creatine
- Increase of strength, power and short term energy.
- Increase muscle size.
- Lean weight gain.
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Creatine is found in meat, fish and poultry.
Do not use creatine if you have any liver or kidney disorder.
Dehydration can cause muscle cramps when using creatine, so adequate water intake is essential.