Creatine : Yet ANOTHER Health Claim Approved By EFSA!

Yep, if you’ve read my blogs in the past you’ll know that I am a BIG fan of creatine, particularly creatine monohydrate! If you already know about creatine or have used it yourself then this probably won’t come as much of a surprise. The vast majority of people that take creatine notice a profound improvement in strength and power endurance!

This is going to be a reasonably short post but it’s one I felt compelled to write because of the magnitude of this finding. EFSA, or the European Food Safety Authority are the governing body in Europe who gives the thumbs up or thumbs down on a nutrition product or supplement. Until last week advertisers weren’t authorised by EFSA to claim that creatine could be used by those over the age of 55 to enhance the effect of resistance training on muscle strength.

Quite a significant statement right? Especially when considering the condition that effects many over 55 years of age known as age related muscle sarcopaenia i.e. the gradual decline in muscle mass as you age.

No one wants to lose gains right!? The loss of muscle mass can inhibit your capacity to perform physical activity, reduce strength AND make you look less athletic. As we age physical activity becomes ever more important for the body and mind, so it makes sense to try anything you can to offset and limit natural muscle wastage. I’ve always said it, CREATINE is your friend as you age, and it just so happens that EFSA agree with me.

Of course, do exercise caution and consult your Doctor prior to consuming a nutrition supplements, especially if you have an underlying medical condition.




Nutraingredients, (2016). EFSA thumbs up for creatine & muscle strength in older adults. Retrieved 7th March, 2016, from

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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