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Creatine Monohydrate

Question: Creatine Monohydrate? I've looked at a few websites to research the use of creatine and they all rave about it. I've taken it for 2 weeks now, I loaded up during the first week, taking 4 x 5g a day and now once a day. My early findings are that I am able to train harder and have put on about 4 lbs. Can you share with me your advice/findings or anything to do with Creatine Monohydrate? Anything negative/positive all appreciated. Thanks!

Answer: Hope this helps. In the human body, approximately half of the daily creatine is biosynthesized mainly in the vertebrates by the use of parts from three different amino acids - arginine, glycine, and methionine. The rest is taken in by alimentary sources mainly from fresh fish and meat. Ninety-five percent of creatine is later stored in the skeletal muscles, with the rest in the brain, heart, testes, inner ear, hair cells, and other organs and cells. Controversy Whilst creatine's effectiveness in the treatment of many muscular, neuromuscular and neuro-degenerative diseases is documented , its utility as a performance enhancing food supplement in sports has been questioned (see Creatine supplements for more information). Despite this, and perhaps because of its popularity, some have proposed that its use as a performance enhancer should be banned.

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