Effects of creatine on thermoregulatory responses while exercising in the heat.

@article{Mendel2005EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of creatine on thermoregulatory responses while exercising in the heat.},
  author={Ronald W Mendel and Mark D Blegen and Chris Cheatham and Jose Antonio and Tim N. Ziegenfuss},
  journal={Nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={301-7}
}
OBJECTIVE We hypothesized that creatine supplementation would interfere with normal body fluid shifts that occur during exercise in a hot environment due to its osmotic effect intracellularly. This study examined the effects of acute creatine loading (20 g/d for 5 d) on the thermoregulatory response of the body during a bout of exercise at 39 degrees C. METHODS Subjects (15 men and 1 woman) performed a cycle test of maximum oxygen consumption to determine the proper work rate for the heat… CONTINUE READING