Category Archives: Creatine

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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Creatine Monohydrate: A Novel Antidepressant?

Creatine monohydrate is a popular supplement amongst athletes. This relates to the ability of creatine monohydrate to accumulate in muscle, where it increases the buffering capacity of the phosphocreatine stores, and this results in a longer duration of contraction until … Continue reading

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The Detrimental Metabolic Effects of Creatine

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Creatine and Fat Gain

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Creatine and Mood

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More Roles For Creatine? What About Homocysteine Regulation?

Creatine is a popular dietary supplement. Creatine monohydrate supplements, usually taken as a powder, increase skeletal muscle stores of creatine, and this in turn increases the total cellular capacity to resynthesise phosphocreatine during intense short duration exercise. Creatine is synthesised … Continue reading

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Creatine From Meat

Creatine phosphate is a nitrogenous acid that accumulates in tissues and acts as a buffer against ATP depletion. As ATP is used to provide energy, the creatine phosphate releases phosphate to resynthesise ATP from ADP. Creatine is synthesised naturally in … Continue reading

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Glycine

Glycine is the simplest amino acid in human nutrition. The variable group on glycine is composed of just a hydrogen atom and as such L-glycine is the only amino acid in human nutrition that does not demonstrate chirality. Glycine is … Continue reading

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