bbdrinkbig.jpgThere are plenty of rumors floating around about creatine. On this page you’ll find a list of creatine facts. For more information on creatine see the creatine supplements section on MuscleandStrength.com and for a list of the best creatine supplements check out our best list.

List of Creatine Facts:

  1. Creatine is the most used supplement on the market. It’s used by a whole array of athletes from bodybuilders to cyclists, and sprinters.
  2. In the 1996 olympics over 80% of the athletes were using creatine supplements.
  3. Taking creatine pre-workout is likely to be fine, although all of the current data show that creatine is best consumed post-workout with simple carbohydrates.
  4. If creatine harsh taste, acidity, and higher cost aren’t important to you, you may want to switch from creatine monohydrate to Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE). CEE may be a viable alternative for those few people who genuinely experience bloating with creatine supplementation.
  5. Studies have shown that Creatine Ethyl Ester doesn’t get taken up by our muscles or enhance performance to a greater extent than creatine monohydrate.
  6. Creatine transport into muscle is the critical regulator of creatine performance enhancement and may be improved by simple carbohydrates, alpha-lipoic acid, exercise, and sodium.
  7. To date, all short and intermediate length studies on creatine supplementation show the safety and efficacy of this supplement.
  8. Creatine has potential in helping with various diseases, including type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  9. The nootropic effect of creatine is yet another way in which this supplement can enhance performance — mental performance.
  10. Based on the available data, you don’t need to cycle creatine, although it’s not a bad idea to do so from time to time (or use the 3g post-workout protocol).
  11. The caffeine contained in a couple cups of coffee (or cans of soda pop) a day, aren’t likely to affect the performance enhancing effects of creatine.

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navin wadhwa - 18 Sep 08 at 15:10:51

i want to get my muscle lean can i intake creatine monohydrate & want to loose 5 kg now i m 86 n 5.11ft

navin wadhwa - 18 Sep 08 at 15:12:49

my age is 24 n wt 86 n height 5.11ft i want my muscles lean n want to reduce 5 to 10 kg can i intake creatine monohydrate?

Maninder Singh - 18 Nov 08 at 05:43:36

From Where Creatine is derived for munfecturing a suppliment

Norman - 28 May 09 at 17:40:14

I am 64 years and enjoy biking, and about 3 to 5 times a year I do the 100 bile rides. Will creatine help my endurance , and if so , how much and often?