Creatine is a chemical that is necessary for body structure. We can find Creatine in some food sources like fish, meat etc. The main use of Creatine is to increase the ability of the body especially athletes, adult, body builders etc. Many supplements and drinks in the markets are rich in Creatine. Our Skeletal muscle absorbs 5-10 grams of creatine to improve the efficiency of the body. It is very popular in western countries like America. International Olympic Committee, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has given included Creatine for sport persons. For better results, Creatine is effective when taken along with carbohydrate solution.
The benefits of Creatine can be seen soon after its consumption:-
Creatine is helpful in fighting many diseases like Parkinson’s disease, diseases of the muscles and nerves and eye diseases.
Creatine is helpful in fighting arthritis.
It is best used by athlete as it improves their performance level, increases energy and maintains body muscles. Body builders and weight lifter can benefit from it. Heart patients can also take to increase their strength.
Side effects are dehydration, increase in the size of muscles. Other side effects are high cholesterol, depression, muscle diseases etc.
The dosage of Creatine supplement depends upon the weight of the person. For some who weighs 70-75 kilos, 2-2.5 grams of supplement is required. Along with the supplement it is necessary to take ample amount of water in order to safeguard oneself from dehydration.