Kreatin & Kreatinin (Creatine) Supplements
Kreatin or Kreatinin are alternate names for Creatine.; a supplement that is often taken by bodybuilders and athletes. The supplement allows individuals to train for longer and so increase the effectiveness of their workouts.
Kreatin is an amino acid (amino acids are the basis for the formation of protein) produced in our body by the kidneys and liver from the diet through meat and animal products. Kreatin (Kreatin monohydrate) is a colorless, crystalline and used by muscle tissue for the production of phosphoKreatin, an important factor in the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the source of energy for muscle contraction and many other functions in our body.
How Kreatin works in our body?
In the body, Kreatin is changed into a molecule called “phosphoKreatin” which serves as a storage reservoir for quick energy. PhosphoKreatin is especially important in tissues such as the voluntary muscles and the nervous system, which periodically require large amounts of energy.
Why is that athletes consume Kreatin?
Studies have shown that Kreatin can improve the performance of athletes in activities that require quick bursts of energy, as in the race for the Sprints, and can help athletes recover more quickly those same explosions.
Kreatin is, however, more suitable for bodybuilders because it helps to increase muscle mass rather than muscle endurance, and is therefore less suited for athletes participating in endurance sports. However, the increase in muscle mass may be due to fluid retention and not increased the tissue.
I want to start taking Kreatin – is it safe?
The vast majority of users do not observe any side effect caused by the consumption of Kreatin. However, there were few anecdotal reports of kidney damage linked to Kreatin use. However this is not backed up by medical studies. No consistent toxicity has been reported in studies conducted on Kreatin supplementation. It was however reported dehydration as a problem while taking Kreatin consumption.