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Creatine: Creatine is one of a number of nonessential amino acids, which make up the foundation and structure of protein in the body and have many important functions. The body naturally makes creatine. It is also available naturally in milk and meats and in supplements.
Adequate amounts of Creatine are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:
Excessive intake of Creatine may involve the following risks:
Creatine: An endogenous amino acid produced by vertebrate animals and occurring primarily in muscle cells. Creatine is important for energy storage; it is phosphorylated to creatine phosphate, which serves as a phosphate donor in the conversion of ADP to ATP and supplies energy necessary for muscle contraction. Dietary supplementation with creatine may improve muscle wasting associated with cancer and other chronic diseases. (NCI04)
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Creatine : amino acid that is synthesized in vertebrate tissues; in muscle tissue, creatine generally occurs as phosphocreatine, an important storage form of high energy phosphate; excreted as creatinine.
Other names for this supplements (Creatine) include:
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