Health Benefits of Creatine

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2. Speeds Muscle Growth

Muscle morphology is the term to watch for when researching the effects of creatine on muscle growth. The combination of creatine and high intensity training allows the muscle cells to expand faster, which promotes muscle growth.2Cooper, Robert, et al. ‘Creatine Supplementation with Specific View to Exercise/sports Performance: an Update.’ PubMed Central (PMC),

One of the reasons athletes see fast increases in muscle size with creatine is due to water retention. Professional bodybuilders may want to discuss alternatives with their coaches, as water retention could reduce muscle definition.


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