Who Knew That Creatine Did THIS Too! Another Reason To Take Creatine...

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Creatine is known to support muscle growth, increase power and power endurance, as well as increasing muscle resilience. However, recent evidence has suggested that creatine might also improve bone mineral density and support cartilage formation.

The enzyme Creatine kinase is key to cellular energy processes needed for the formation of bone. Creatine kinase is also needed for cartilage formation, so it completely stands to reason that creatine could help in these processes. It should be noted that the studies have not been finalised in humans, but the results and current body of knowledge is strongly indicating that creatine may have a significant, cost effective part to play in bone health too!

If you want a creatine, you need look no further than creatine monohydrate, and a great example is Reflex Nutrition Creapure and PhD Nutrition Micronised Creatine.


Source

Wallimann, T. A. (2014). Medical Sports Network. The mechanism and diverse application areas of creatine. Succidia.  

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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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