The Benefits of Creatine Supplementation for Women

June 10, 2021 by
Credit: CrossFit Games Athlete: Alessandra Pichelli

If there is one supplement that rules them all from a sports and performance perspective, it is creatine monohydrate. 

Not only is creatine one of the most extensively researched supplements on the market, but it consistently generates positive results with an exceptionally low risk-to-benefit ratio (meaning adverse reported events are low).

Creatine is a naturally occurring, organic, non-protein compound that humans and other mammals synthesize in the liver and kidneys from food they consume. The primary role of creatine in the body is to generate phosphocreatine after combining with a phosphoryl group (phosphorus and oxygen) which is then used to regenerate adenosine triphosphate (ATP) within the mitochondria. Most of the human body’s creatine and phosphocreatine stores are found in the skeletal muscle tissue with the remainder found in the blood, brain, and other tissues.

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