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Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid produced in the liver that helps supply energy to cells all over the body - particularly muscle cells. It is made out of three amino acids: L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine.
Creatine is transported through the blood by an active transport system, it is then used by muscles that have high energy demands, such as the brain and skeletal muscle. In fact, around 95 percent of creatine in the human body is stored in skeletal muscle.
Creatine was first identified by the French chemist, Michel Eugène Chevreul, in 1832. The chemical is not only naturally made by the body, it can also be obtained from some foods and supplements.
Because of Creatine's ability to supply energy where it is demanded, the chemical is mainly used by athletes to increase their ability to produce energy rapidly, improving athletic performance and allowing them to train harder.
The International Olympic Committee and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) allow the usage of creatine, and it is widely used among professional athletes (such as John Elway and Sammy Sosa).
This Medical News Today information article highlights the potential benefits of creatine as well as possibleside effects.

The benefits of taking Creatine
Creatine is not only used by athletes to improve their overall performance, it may also help treat a range of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, such as arthritis, Parkinson's disease, congestive heart failure, and depression, in addition to improving cognitive ability.
Improving athletic performance
Athletes take creatine supplements to improve their
Creatine supplements are commonly used by athletes because of its effectiveness in high-intensity training.
People take creatine because it allows the body to produce more energy, and with more energy " you can lift one or two more reps or 5 more pounds" and "your muscles will get bigger and stronger," said Chad Kerksick, Ph.D., assistant...


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