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Title: Common questions and misconceptions about creatine supplementation: what does the scientific evidence really show?
Authors: ANTONIO, JoseCANDOW, Darren G.FORBES, Scott C.GUALANO, BrunoJAGIM, Andrew R.KREIDER, Richard B.RAWSON, Eric S.SMITH-RYAN, Abbie E.VANDUSSELDORP, Trisha A.WILLOUGHBY, Darryn S.ZIEGENFUSS, Tim N.
Citation: JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SPORTS NUTRITION, v.18, n.1, article ID 13, 17p, 2021
Abstract: Supplementing with creatine is very popular amongst athletes and exercising individuals for improving muscle mass, performance and recovery. Accumulating evidence also suggests that creatine supplementation produces a variety of beneficial effects in older and patient populations. Furthermore, evidence-based research shows that creatine supplementation is relatively well tolerated, especially at recommended dosages (i.e. 3-5 g/day or 0.1 g/kg of body mass/day). Although there are over 500 peer-refereed publications involving creatine supplementation, it is somewhat surprising that questions regarding the efficacy and safety of creatine still remain. These include, but are not limited to: 1. Does creatine lead to water retention? 2. Is creatine an anabolic steroid? 3. Does creatine cause kidney damage/renal dysfunction? 4. Does creatine cause hair loss / baldness? 5. Does creatine lead to dehydration and muscle cramping? 6. Is creatine harmful for children and adolescents? 7. Does creatine increase fat mass? 8. Is a creatine 'loading-phase' required? 9. Is creatine beneficial for older adults? 10. Is creatine only useful for resistance / power type activities? 11. Is creatine only effective for males? 12. Are other forms of creatine similar or superior to monohydrate and is creatine stable in solutions/beverages? To answer these questions, an internationally renowned team of research experts was formed to perform an evidence-based scientific evaluation of the literature regarding creatine supplementation.
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