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Creatine has been made popular by athletes, as they constantly strive to achieve peak performance, but it can help protect seniors too…
Creatine is naturally found in all organs and muscles in the body as phosphocreatine. This is the molecule responsible for the transforming adenosine diphosphate (ADP), into adenosine triphosphate (ATP). The body then uses the breakdown of ATP to release energy that is used to power all of our body processes, including muscle contraction. Creatine supplementation has been found to increase muscle strength, power and size while also improving cognitive health and bone density.
The more creatine that is available, the faster the ATP conversion occurs and the more work a muscle can do. Creatine also draws water into muscle cells making them plump up and appear larger. Studies show creatine also increases muscle strength and endurance thus enhancing athletic performance. Medically, creatine can rebuild lean tissue after periods of convalescence, muscle wasting illnesses or the natural decline in muscle tissue that occurs with age. Ultimately, creatine supplementation prior to exercise is an easy way to help boost your muscle mass and athletic performance. It is not considered doping in the professional athletic community, and is allowed by the International Olympic Committee and in professional sports.
Pain and Myopathy
Myopathies are conditions of the skeletal muscle that lead to muscular weakness, atrophy, and exercise intolerance. Supplementation with creatine over several months has been shown to improve muscle function and exercise capacity in those with myopathy. It has also been found to help prevent pain after exercise and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). Thus, creatine can also help prevent exercise-induced pain in healthy individuals as well.
One study found that supplementation with creatine in a loading (large) dose for 7 days, followed by 14 days of normal supplementation caused a 40% increase in conversion of testosterone in the body to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Since DHT is the more active form of testosterone, this may be how creatine boosts muscles. This could also have a beneficial effect on men suffering from low testosterone and andropause.
Antioxidant and Cardiovascular Health
In addition to its ability to increase the energy supply to the heart muscle itself, supplementation with creatine has also been found to reduce oxidative damage in the body after strenuous exercise. It helps protect against DNA and lipid damage in the blood, which makes creatine able to help protect against cardiovascular disease.
In addition to its cardiovascular and muscular benefits, creatine has also been found to be extremely beneficial in seniors. It has been found to improve cognitive function in the elderly, and to help boost bone density as well. Thus, creatine supplementation can help improve the quality of life and reduce the disease risk in elderly populations.
Supplementation with creatine has been shown to help slow the progression of early Parkinson’s Disease.