Creatine May Promote Healthy Ageing As Well As Building Muscle

Creatine is well known for its ability to maximise force and power endurance, it yields a visible swell in the muscle which aids growth as well as promoting the delivery of nutrients to the muscle.

On top of this, discussions at the Creatine in Health, Medicine and Sport conference back in 2010 found a positive link between creatine and healthy ageing, specifically in reducing age related sarcopenia (muscle loss). Apparently at least 10-20% of all elderly to old people have sarcopenia to such an extent that it causes them problems in their daily life. Creatine combined with a resistance training regime (doesn’t have to be heavy) was seen to benefit the elderly.

The key with creatine is to maintain your fluid intake, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) suggest a baseline requirement of 30ml fluid per kg body weight per day if you’re over 60 years of age.

NOTE: Consult your Doctor prior to commencing Creatine, especially if you have a medical condition or underlying circumstance such as renal failure for example. Always cycle creatine, more information can be found HERE.

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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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