Ergogenic Aid Creatine By David Bryan
History of Creatine • Has been around since the 1800’s. • Discovered by a scientist named Chevreul. • Found it while studying the muscle. • Doctor from an Institute in Sweden found that ingesting 20 grams daily for 4 days increases muscle content by 20 percent. • Creatine in Greek means flesh. • First major testing was in the US was at Texas Women’s University in 1994. • Found and distributed in stores like GNC.
Creatine • In order to become bigger and stronger, people experiment with creatine. • Creatine is a natural compound the body makes and then uses as energy. • Creatine the supplement gives you a short burst or gain of energy. • The liver produces .07 ounces of creatine a day. • It is also found in meat and fish.
Why use it? Athletes tire less quickly and allows for longer workouts Recover faster Slows down Parkinson’s disease and helps people with heart problems Increases strength for those suffering from muscular dystrophy.
Negative Effects • Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, muscle cramps, and dizziness • Unknown long term effects • Without drinking water, the body may become dehydrated. • Adding creatine to caffeine may cause a stroke.
Usage • Read the instructions on the back of the product. • Comes in pills and powders. • Loading phase • Usually per day it is recommended to take 5-10 grams • Before workout or when you wake up
Banned? • Banned in the NCAA • Everywhere else A OKAY
Conclusion • Creatine is a natural supplement that can be safe if used in the right way.
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