Direct antioxidant properties of creatine.

  title={Direct antioxidant properties of creatine.},
  author={John M Lawler and William S Barnes and Gaoyao Wu and Wook Song and Scott R Demaree},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  volume={290 1},
Creatine is the most popular supplement proposed to be an ergogenic aid. There is some evidence in the literature that creatine supplementation increases lean body mass, muscular strength, and sprint power. However, the efficacy of creatine has not been consistent, and the potential mechanisms are unresolved. While limited evidence that suggests that creatine could possess an antioxidant effect this has not been tested directly. Because oxidants such as free radicals can affect muscle fatigue… CONTINUE READING
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