What is the Best Creatine Supplement? — The Fit Father Project

Out of all the performance enhancing supplements, creatine is the one that stands to benefit almost everyone.  This article covers the basics and benefits of using creatine, how to properly use it, and the best creatine for your specific needs.

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What is Creatine?

The cells in our muscles require a number of different compounds to operate.

meat best sources of creatineOne of the more important substances is something called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP).

ATP provides energy to the muscle cells, allowing them to contract and function properly.

Creatine is an organic compound that is similar to amino acids.

Your body can produce creatine using the amino acids glycine and arginine.

When creatine is present in the body, it turns into creatine phosphate, which takes part in the production of ATP.

Creatine is naturally found in all meats. It is most abundant in wild game, red meat, pork, poultry, and fish.

Creatine is also present in eggs, dairy, and shellfish, but in lower amounts.

How Does Creatine Work?

Having a steady supply of creatine available increases the production of ATP in your body, which enhances the performance of muscles in a number of ways.

The benefits of creatine are most noticeable when used in conjunction with explosive exercises or intense workouts.

Using your muscles for short bursts of power will cause them to consume abnormal amounts of ATP. Taking a creatine supplement ensures you have plenty of ATP available when it is needed the most.

Creatine also floods your muscle cells with water, making them look fuller and more bulky, but more importantly, the additional water helps the muscles function properly and increases the availability of energy.

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