Supplement Database: Creatine

Creatine Explained

What is Creatine?

A naturally occurring compound found in meat and fish, often used as a supplement to enhance athletic performance.

Benefits of Creatine

Enhances ATP regeneration, the primary energy source for muscle contractions during high-intensity exercise; improves strength, power, and performance in activities like weightlifting and sprinting; supports muscle growth and recovery.

Drawbacks of Creatine?

May cause water retention and temporary weight gain due to increased intramuscular water content; potential for gastrointestinal discomfort or cramping in some individuals; long-term safety and effects on kidney function require further research.