CAS: 57-00-1 2-[carbamimidoyl(methyl)amino]acetic acid
Creatine is an organic compound produced by the human body, found mostly in muscles and also in the brain. Red meats and seafood also offer large amounts..
Creatine is most commonly used for improving athletic performance and increasing muscle mass in athletes and older adults. Creatine is also used by young, healthy people during brief high-intensity activity such as sprinting and weight lifting.
Creatine is added to food to improve muscle strength and athletic performance. In the U.S., a majority of sports nutrition supplements, which total $2.7 billion in annual sales, contain creatine.
Proven benefits of Creatine
Creatine long-term high-dose can harm kidneys. And this effect can be increased greatly when combined with a variety of medications. These include combination with: Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); aminoglycosides including amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin, Gentak, others), and tobramycin (Nebcin, others); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, others), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene); and numerous others.
Creatine can also interfere with hair growth and can even trigger hair thinning. Creatine increases the levels of Dihydro-testosterone (the male hormone derived from Testosterone, and enemy of hair) in the body, therefore occasionally resulting in hair loss.
If you experience hair loss or kidney problems, stop use of Creatine and related drugs. We highly recommend those consuming large doses of Creatine perform occasional urinalysis to insure kidney health.