A literature review of androstenedione, creatine, chromium, ephedra, and protein and amino acid supplements for enhancing athletic performance concluded that creatine may be marginally beneficial to professional athletes, but not to others. [J Clin Gastroenterol 2002;35(4): pp.299-306]
Creatine Monohydrate can help with the following
The use of creatine monohydrate improved body pain, strength, and physical fibromyalgia impact scores in a study of 19 patients with fibromyalgia. There was no improvement in fatigue or total fibromyalgia impact scores. Patients were given 20gm per day for 5 days which was reduced to 5gm per day thereafter. [European Congress of Rheumatology, June12-15, 2002, Stockholm, Sweden]
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Chromium is a mineral that becomes a part of the glucose tolerance factor (GTF). Chromium aids in insulin utilization and blood sugar control. By controlling blood sugar, chromium helps prevent the damage caused by glucose, which is called glycation. Chromium helps maintain normal cholesterol levels and improves high-density lipoprotein levels. Chromium is also important in building muscle and reducing obesity.
Compounds composed of hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen present in the body and in foods that form complex combinations of amino acids. Protein is essential for life and is used for growth and repair. Foods that supply the body with protein include animal products, grains, legumes, and vegetables. Proteins from animal sources contain the essential amino acids. Proteins are changed to amino acids in the body.
An organic acid containing nitrogen chemical building blocks that aid in the production of protein in the body. Eight of the twenty-two known amino acids are considered "essential," and must be obtained from dietary sources because the body can not synthesize them.