Learn all about Creatine in this guest blog from Christian with Body360 Nutritionals.
To answer your (obvious) question, nope, creatine monohydrate isn't the new dinosaur from this summer's “Jurassic World" — but it sure does sound like it, right? Rather, it's one of those chemical compounds that is incredibly good for you and can be a substantial addition to your diet, overall health and physical performance picture. Creatine monohydrate is something that your body produces naturally, and it's also something that can also be ingested in supplement form.
What is Creatine?
Creatine is a compound that the muscles use in part to fashion the energy they need to keep functioning. It is a compound found naturally in the body and it's created by the muscles as part of the natural processes of everyday life. It can be ingested in supplemental form to improve exercise performance and increase muscle strength during your workout. There is some science behind taking creatine monohydrate. It's said to increase athletic performance in young, healthy people, however, the results are far more mixed when it comes to those over 60 years old.
So what can creatine do for you?
Fox News reports that creatine reduces muscle fatigue by providing your cells with extra energy. By ingesting supplements containing creatine, you may be able to lengthen your time in the gym or on the exercise machines.
Creatine can also be used to help out with depression, nerve and muscles diseases, eye conditions, high cholesterol, arthritis, McArdle's disease and various other ailments. As always, make sure you consult a doctor before beginning any kind of supplementation regimen, including creatine.
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