Acute creatine loading enhances human growth hormone secretion.

  title={Acute creatine loading enhances human growth hormone secretion.},
  author={J M Schedel and Hirofumi Tanaka and Akira Kiyonaga and Munehiro Shindo and Yves Schutz},
  journal={The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness},
  volume={40 4},
BACKGROUND The main objective of this study was to explore the effect of acute creatine (Cr) ingestion on the secretion of human growth hormone (GH). METHODS In a comparative cross-sectional study, 6 healthy male subjects ingested in resting conditions a single dose of 20 g creatine (Cr-test) vs a control (c-test). During 6 hours the Cr, creatinine and GH concentrations in blood serum were measured after Cr ingestion (Cr-test). RESULTS During the Cr-test, all subjects showed a significant… CONTINUE READING
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