Category Archives: Creatine

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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Guide To Taking Creatine Monohydrate

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The Cognitive Effects of Creatine

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Three Supplements For Resistance Training

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Creatine Monohydrate: Fast Gains

Few dietary supplements are able to claim ‘drug-like’ improvements in body composition or athletic performance. However, evidence shows that creatine monohydrate offers the potential for rapid gains in strength and lean mass in a relatively short time period. Supplementation with … Continue reading

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Creatine and Fatty Liver in Rats

Animal studies have limited relevance to human nutrition, but sometimes a study appears that is of sufficient interest to warrant discussion. One such paper published in the Journal of Nutrition is 20111, involved creatine supplementation to rats with non-alcoholic fatty … Continue reading

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