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Creatine & How It Works

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Creatine is a compound that's naturally made in our bodies to supply energy to our muscles. Chemically, it is called methylguanido-acetic acid. Creatine is formed from amino acids arginine, methioine and glycine.

Creatine is manufactured in the liver and may also be produced in the pancreas and kidneys. It is transported to the blood and taken up by muscle cells, where it is converted to creatine phoshate also called phosphocreatine. This reaction reaction involves the enzyme creatine kinase which helps bond creatine to a high energy phoshate group.

Typically the average person metabolizes about 2 grams of creatine per day, and that same amount is normally synthesized by the body. The richest source of creatine in food is in animal muscle, such as meats and fish.

Also creatine and carbs like dextrose, which is an insulin releasing carb works, very well; matter in fact 60% better than creatine by itself.

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