The creatine In recent decades, it has become one of the most popular and popular nutritional supplements for athletes. Why? Fundamentally because, as you surely know, helps the supply of energy to all the cells of our body , highlighting especially the muscles.
It consists of a derived from the amino acids arginine, methionine and glycine . Although the body makes it basically in organs such as the liver, pancreas and kidneys, it can also be obtained through foods such as meat or fish, or by purchasing nutritional supplements in stores.
It is useful for professional athletes as long as it is consumed in moderation and never in the long term, given that with this supplement we are over-hydrating the muscle cells in excess, which in the long run can be dangerous.
Between the effects of creatine in athletes most important we find:
- Add volume to growing muscles.
- It brings strength to the muscles.
- It provides water to dehydrated muscle cells during physical exercise.
- It provides greater resistance to the exercises that require more effort.
- Provides greater resistance to lactic acid.
- Improves physical recovery between series, much faster.
In addition to acquiring creatine as a nutritional sports supplement, remember that there are also foods that will provide you with creatine. It emphasizes especially the meat, that contribute around 5 grams of creatine by each kilo of meat.
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