Category Archives: Creatine

Creatine Monohydrate And Membrane Stabilisation

Creatine monohydrate has a number of less well known pharmacological effects in cells. In this regard it is considered that creatine may have the ability to stabilise cell membranes. Creatine accumulates in cells where it can act as a zwitterion … Continue reading

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More on the Insulin Creatine Connection

Creatine monohydrate supplements have become popular with athletes because they can confer strength gains. Studies suggest that creatine monohydrate absorption and uptake are dependent on the function of the insulin system. In this regard insulin may be required for the … Continue reading

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Creatine Monohydrate Stimulates Protein Synthesis

The most well known explanation for the performance enhancing effect of creatine monohydrate is that it allows improvements in energy metabolism by causing accumulation of creatine in skeletal muscle, which increases the buffering capacity for ATP. However, there may be … Continue reading

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Can Creatine Monohydrate Cause Insulin Resistance?

Creatine monohydrate is a dietary supplement that can supply the body with creatine. This creatine can accumulate in skeletal muscle tissue and here can increase the formation of phosphocreatine. High skeletal muscle phosphocreatine stores may have ergogenic benefits because they … Continue reading

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Vegan Athletes: Creatine and Beta-Alanine

Veganism can be a healthy way to eat if extreme care is taken to maximise nutrient intake. The main pitfall associated with vegan diets is that because the diets are by their nature limiting diets, they may not contain a … Continue reading

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Does Creatine Cause Subcutaneous Water Retention?

Creatine monohydrate is a dietary supplement that increases the muscle content of creatine phosphate. The accumulation of creatine in muscle tissue is interesting because the resultant creatine phosphate stores may allow a more prolonged contraction cycle from the muscle, particularly … Continue reading

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How Does Creatine Work To Improve Muscle Performance?

Creatine is a compound that is found naturally in meat. This is because creatine can be found in animal muscle tissue as creatine phosphate (also called phosphocreatine). When animal muscle (meat) is consumed the creatine phosphate is absorbed and can … Continue reading

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Creatine and Insulin

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More on Creatine and Mood

Creatine supplements may have mood elevating and cognitive effects. The reason for this is the ability of creatine to increase the energy capacity of brain cells. The mood elevating and cognitive enhancing effects of creatine make it a potentially useful … Continue reading

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Creatine and Cognitive Function

Creatine is an important component of cells because it is used to buffer phosphocreatine during energy utilisation. Higher levels of creatine mean a greater buffering capacity, and this means the cell has a larger amount of energy for important processes. … Continue reading

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