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How Creatine Affects The Body

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Many people use it, but many don't know what it does.
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Hey Champ!

Creatine is the most studied supplement on the planet.

Its use dates back to 1832 and it’s one of the safest, most reliable, and most effective supplements you can use.

The benefits of using creatine are vast including increased:

  • Energy

  • Size

  • Strength

  • Speed

  • Recovery

  • Brain health

  • and more

Creatine is used by the body for a variety of processes including intense muscle contractions, and it’s most useful for high-intensity exercises that last 10-seconds or less.

This is because creatine stores are depleted quickly.

But it’s not just great for intense athletic training, it is something that people of all ages benefit from. In fact, in older adults it can help ward off age-related muscle loss, also known as ‘sarcopenia’.

And even though it's popular and highly effective…

…many people don’t know much about it, so we'll provide a basic explanation.

Creatine is made up of three amino acids that your body uses for an enormous amount of bodily processes.

These amino acids are glycine, methionine, and arginine.

Methionine is an essential amino acid that is needed for normal growth and repair of body tissues. It is the only one of these three that is an essential amino acid. This means that the body does not produce it, so it must be obtained from the diet or from supplements.

The human body can produce glycine and arginine, which means they are considered non-essential amino acids.

Although your body uses creatine for a variety of essential processes, most of the creatine in your body is stored in your muscles. This makes it a perfect energy source for short bursts of energy and intense muscular contractions.

Creatine and the role of ATP

Your muscles function through the use of ATP (adenosine-triphosphate). It is also needed for many essential cellular processes and is the principal molecule for storing and transferring energy in the cells. (1)

Adenine ATP Triphosphate Phosphate S Ribose Epercy ATP-ADP ey, from food CyCIe for cell Phosphate Adenine Diphosphate Ribose ADP

Through a nearly instant one-step chemical process, the ATP–creatine phosphate system transfers a high-energy phosphate molecule from creatine phosphate to adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to regenerate ATP. This anaerobic system can provide ATP for approximately 30 seconds for activities such as sprinting and weightlifting.

Creatine and boosted brain power

  • Athletes know that creatine supplementation can increase sports performance, but research also shows that creatine can improve working memory and general intelligence too. (2)

  • Although most of the creatine in your body is stored in the muscles, it is also stored in brain tissue.

  • And because your brain consumes roughly 20% of your body’s energy, it appears that creatine is also a perfect energy source to support intense brain activity.

So how do you get it?

1 to 2 grams of creatine per day can be obtained from meats and fish. But even if you don’t eat meat or fish, as long as you’re eating enough foods that contain the three amino acids, your body is able to synthesize creatine in the liver and the kidneys.

Methionine

Animal foods high in Methionine include tuna, salmon, shrimp, beef, and lamb. While plant sources include brazil nuts, soybeans, tofu, beans, lentils, wheat germ, and spirulina.

Glycine

Animal foods high in Glycine include tuna, salmon, shrimp, and red meat. While plant sources include spinach, watercress, lentils, legumes, fruit, asparagus, cabbage, potatoes, and sweet potatoes.

Arginine

Animal foods high in Arginine include meat such as beef, chicken, and turkey, fish such as salmon and haddock, and dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese. Plant sources include nuts and seeds such as almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds, legumes like soybeans, and chickpeas, and whole grains such as brown rice, and oats.

While the beneficial effects of creatine on the body are well known...

...not many people know how powerful it is in regards to your brain, but you can learn more about it here.

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References:

(1) https://www.nature.com/scitable/definition/atp-318/

(2) https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/08/030813070944.htm

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Many people use it, but many don't know what it does.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ N N Hey Champ! Creatine is the most studied supplement on the planet. Its use dates back to 1832 and it’s one of the safest, most reliable, and most effective supplements you can use. The benefits of using creatine are vast including increased: * Energy * Size * Strength * Speed * Recovery * Brain health * and more Creatine is used by the body for a variety of processes including intense muscle contractions, and it’s most useful for high-intensity exercises that last 10-seconds or less. This is because creatine stores are depleted quickly. But it’s not just great for intense athletic training, it is something that people of all ages benefit from. In fact, in older adults it can help ward off age-related muscle loss, also known as ‘sarcopenia’. And even though it's popular and highly effective… …many people don’t know much about it, so we'll provide a basic explanation. Creatine is made up of three amino acids that your body uses for an enormous amount of bodily processes. These amino acids are glycine, methionine, and arginine. Methionine is an essential amino acid that is needed for normal growth and repair of body tissues. It is the only one of these three that is an essential amino acid. This means that the body does not produce it, so it must be obtained from the diet or from supplements. The human body can produce glycine and arginine, which means they are considered non-essential amino acids. Although your body uses creatine for a variety of essential processes, most of the creatine in your body is stored in your muscles. This makes it a perfect energy source for short bursts of energy and intense muscular contractions. Creatine and the role of ATP Your muscles function through the use of ATP (adenosine-triphosphate). It is also needed for many essential cellular processes and is the principal molecule for storing and transferring energy in the cells. (1) Adenine ATP Triphosphate Phosphate S Ribose Epercy ATP-ADP ey, from food CyCIe for cell Phosphate Adenine Diphosphate Ribose ADP Through a nearly instant one-step chemical process, the ATP–creatine phosphate system transfers a high-energy phosphate molecule from creatine phosphate to adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to regenerate ATP. This anaerobic system can provide ATP for approximately 30 seconds for activities such as sprinting and weightlifting. Creatine and boosted brain power * Athletes know that creatine supplementation can increase sports performance, but research also shows that creatine can improve working memory and general intelligence too. (2) * Although most of the creatine in your body is stored in the muscles, it is also stored in brain tissue. * And because your brain consumes roughly 20% of your body’s energy, it appears that creatine is also a perfect energy source to support intense brain activity. So how do you get it? 1 to 2 grams of creatine per day can be obtained from meats and fish. But even if you don’t eat meat or fish, as long as you’re eating enough foods that contain the three amino acids, your body is able to synthesize creatine in the liver and the kidneys. Methionine Animal foods high in Methionine include tuna, salmon, shrimp, beef, and lamb. While plant sources include brazil nuts, soybeans, tofu, beans, lentils, wheat germ, and spirulina. Glycine Animal foods high in Glycine include tuna, salmon, shrimp, and red meat. While plant sources include spinach, watercress, lentils, legumes, fruit, asparagus, cabbage, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Arginine Animal foods high in Arginine include meat such as beef, chicken, and turkey, fish such as salmon and haddock, and dairy products like milk, yogurt, and cheese. Plant sources include nuts and seeds such as almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds, legumes like soybeans, and chickpeas, and whole grains such as brown rice, and oats. While the beneficial effects of creatine on the body are well known... ...not many people know how powerful it is in regards to your brain, but you can learn more about it here. SHOP NOW! FORGED IN E55 THE U.S.A. YA PUMP' PERFORMANCE' POWER' PH-CORRECT CREATINE MONOHYDRATE' ATP-FUSION Shop Now FORGED IN E55 THE U.5.A. Sy s QCUSED-A LTI RN FOCUSED-AF Shop Now e FORGED IN E5 THE U.5.A. Sy o' Im n Tyl FATLOSS' APPETITE CONTROL' ENERGY' SHREDDED-AF Shop Now References: (1) (2) STEEL Supplements | Instagram Steel Supplements | Facebook STEEL Supplements | YouTube @SteelSuppsUSA | Twitter ‌
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