Benefits of creatine for bodybuilders

 Benefits of Creatine For Bodybuilders

What is creatine? What are its many benefits to the body? Is it healthy or harmful? All this and more you will find the answers to in the following article.

Creatine: many benefits for your brain and muscles

Here is the most important information and important details about creatine:

What is creatine?

Creatine is a substance that consists mainly of 3 different amino acids, and these acids in particular make up approximately 1% of the total blood volume in the body.

It is worth noting that creatine is a substance naturally produced by the body and most of it is stored in the body’s muscles, and a small percentage of it is stored in the brain, while a small part of it is discharged into the daily vital processes in the body, especially those that require a large amount of energy.

There are several different types of creatine available in the market in supplement form, but it is worth noting that the US Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved any type of creatine supplement available in the market, due to the potential harms associated with these supplements.

The functions of creatine in the body

Creatine is commonly used and used specifically in motor and sports activities, and creatine helps increase muscle mass through the following:

Increase the size of cells by providing them with the necessary water and moisture.

Increase endurance during exercise.

Reducing the levels of myostatin in the body, which may slow down and reduce the processes of muscle growth and enlargement.

Improving the signals and connections between cells, which increases the effectiveness of the muscles in repairing any damage that occurs in them.

Reduce the breakdown of proteins, which increases muscle mass in the body.

Benefits of creatine

Creatine has many potential health benefits, the most important of which are:

1- Fighting Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease occurs when the level of the main neurotransmitter in the brain (dopamine) decreases, and studies have found that creatine helps to raise dopamine levels in the brain and prevent its decline, so that Parkinson's patients do weight lifting exercises gradually may help fight their Parkinson's disease.

2- Fighting diabetes

Studies have shown that taking creatine supplements may help lower blood sugar levels, especially when creatine is taken with regular exercise.

3- Reducing tiredness and fatigue

Creatine helps relieve fatigue and tiredness in general during the day, and reduce any feeling of dizziness or dizziness, and creatine supplementation helps raise energy levels in the body, especially for those who suffer from lack of sleep and insomnia.

4- Fighting neurological diseases

One of the most important catalysts for various neurological diseases is the lack of phosphocreatine levels in the brain, and creatine is one of the substances that contribute to increasing the levels of this substance in the brain, thus combating neurological diseases and slowing its progression. These neurological diseases include: Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and problems with the spinal cord and brain.

5- Muscle and cell growth

Creatine helps stimulate the production of special molecules that help cells burn calories and raise energy consumption levels in the body, especially during exercise. Creatine also stimulates the growth of new and strong muscles in the body, thus increasing muscle mass in the body in general.

6- Other benefits of creatine

Creatine has many other benefits as well, including the following:

Improve brain function and increase ability to focus.

Reducing symptoms of depression.

Increased bone density and mass.

dangers of creatine

Although creatine is considered a relatively safe substance, it may come with some potential risks and side effects that may be associated with taking creatine supplements, the most important of which are:

Weight gain due to fluid retention.

diarrhea or constipation;


Feeling of constant anxiety.

Abdominal pain.

Recommended doses of creatine

It is preferable to start taking 4 doses of creatine per day over a period of 5-7 days, and the amount of each dose is 5 grams, in the so-called storage phase, and the absorption of creatine usually improves in the muscles with eating foods rich in proteins or carbohydrates, and then only 3-5 grams are taken of creatine daily.


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