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Old 12-05-2011, 05:55 AM   #1
Darryl Shaw
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Default Analysis of the efficacy, safety, and regulatory status of novel forms of creatine.

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Analysis of the efficacy, safety, and regulatory status of novel forms of creatine.

Abstract.


Creatine has become one of the most popular dietary supplements in the sports nutrition market. The form of creatine that has been most extensively studied and commonly used in dietary supplements is creatine monohydrate (CM). Studies have consistently indicated that CM supplementation increases muscle creatine and phosphocreatine concentrations by approximately 15–40%, enhances anaerobic exercise capacity, and increases training volume leading to greater gains in strength, power, and muscle mass. A number of potential therapeutic benefits have also been suggested in various clinical populations. Studies have indicated that CM is not degraded during normal digestion and that nearly 99% of orally ingested CM is either taken up by muscle or excreted in urine. Further, no medically significant side effects have been reported in literature. Nevertheless, supplement manufacturers have continually introduced newer forms of creatine into the marketplace. These newer forms have been purported to have better physical and chemical properties, bioavailability, efficacy, and/or safety profiles than CM. However, there is little to no evidence that any of the newer forms of creatine are more effective and/or safer than CM whether ingested alone and/or in combination with other nutrients. In addition, whereas the safety, efficacy, and regulatory status of CM is clearly defined in almost all global markets; the safety, efficacy, and regulatory status of other forms of creatine present in today’s marketplace as a dietary or food supplement is less clear.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...8/?tool=pubmed

See also:

AIS Sports Nutrition Factsheet - Creatine.

International Society of Sports Nutrition Position Stand: Creatine Supplementation and Exercise.

Creatine supplementation with specific view to exercise/sports performance: an update.
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