Creatine: The Ergogenic / Anabolic Supplement


Scientific studies indicate that creatine supplementation is an effective and safe nutritional strategy to promote gains in strength and muscle mass during resistance-training. Moreover, that creatine supplementation may be an effective alternative to other less effective and/or potentially dangerous nutritional and pharmacological strategies that athletes have used in an attempt to increase strength and muscle mass during training. Consequently, creatine has become one of the most popular nutritional supplements for resistance-trained athletes and body builders. Yet despite the scientific evidence, there has been a significant amount of controversy about creatine reported in the popular media. This article will examine what we do and don’t know about creatine and whether concerns about side effects reported in the popular media have any merit. [Read more…]