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.