ANOTHER Little Known Role For Creatine… Who Knew!?

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It is a widely accepted rule in science and research that you must NEVER take the findings of one research paper as absolute, irrefutable fact. It is imperative that we consider the overall body of information before we come to an agreed conclusion on a subject matter. However, sometimes, if we're sensible, we can make educated assumptions...

Most research findings stem from a previous repository of accepted knowledge, meaning we can make a reasonably well substantiated claim that ‘x’ will end in ‘y’. A good example of this is Creatine and its role in the functioning of heart tissue. Creatine is used as an energy source in the creatine kinase system, which is an energy source to the heart, therefore it is not unreasonable to suggest that creatine supplementation may feed into the functioning of the heart in one way or another.

Dr Theo Wallimann explains how an ageing heart contains considerably less phosphocreatine and ATP (your bodies main energy currency), which negatively effects the energy pathways and overall efficiency of the heart. Now although research has shown that creatine supplementation has little effect on cardiac output, the ability of creatine to strengthen overall muscle tissue did improve quality of life. So indirectly then, creatine supplementation can enable people to be more active, which in turn supports the daily function of the heart and related energy systems.

 

Source

Wallimann, T, A. (2012). Creatine for the heart, bones, brain and the nervous system. Medical Sports Network. Succidia.

 

NOTE: If you have an underlying heart condition of any sort, it is prudent to contact your Doctor first before commencing a nutrition supplement regime

About the Author

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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