Whether creatine is harmful

Whether creatine is harmful

Kreatinovy additives – sports additives on the basis of creatine. In many sports they are used for increase in efficiency of intensive loadings, especially those which are connected with endurance in all its manifestations.

In the organism of animals and the person creatine is responsible for preservation of the high reserve of ATP in cages and also for the ATP pass from those places where this energy stocks up to those places where it is required. It is also revealed that creatine reduces fatigue of muscles due to neutralization of the acids which are produced at the intensive exercise stress. Side effect from intake of creatine – increase in body weight that is also positively perceived by many sporstmena, especially, body builders.

Creatine as sports additive

In spite of the fact that creatine was discovered in 1832, and its properties were rather studied by Harvard University in 1912 as sports additive it wasn't used prior to the beginning of the 90th years. After the Olympic Games-1992 in Barcelona it became known that the British athletes received additives on the basis of creatine. Right after it in 1993 in the USA the first mass kreatinovy additive shirokomasshtabno began to be produced. Despite its high price, it became quickly popular among weight-lifters, powerlifters and bodybuilders.

The number of the researches conducted by various associations of sports medicine established that kreatinovy additives in all cases improve efficiency of high-intensity anaerobic exercises (the exercises performed the large number of times to the full). In 80% of cases these additives increased the maximum (peak) force, high-speed force (the number of power exercises by speed) and power endurance. And, one control group of athletes received creatine high doses during the short period, another – low doses during the long period.

At most of athletes along with increase in power indicators also the muscle bulk of the body increased. Depending on individual qualities of athletes and duration of intake of creatine they gained from 0.5 to 5 kg of weight. However, at individuals the intake of kreatinovy additives didn't affect power indicators.

Harm of creatine

Now except increase in mass of the tel, creatine has no side effects. However, at excessively high doses of its reception the bone tissue is weakened and the renal failure develops. In the USA one case of poisoning with high doses of kreatinovy additives is registered.

Spasms and spasms, according to researches of scientists, aren't connected with intake of creatine in any way. In most cases reception even of high fur-coats of the cretin has no negative impact on the liver and kidneys.

Many researchers note that creatine accumulates liquid in the organism. However, such delay of water isn't harmful to the organism, doesn't cause hypostases and swelling of the person. It is established that consumption of caffeine in reasonable doses interferes with the liquid delay in the organism, neutralizing effect of creatine.

Creatine doesn't increase arterial blood pressure, doesn't reduce potency, doesn't load heart, doesn't cause accustoming and don't cause cancer. These are myths, the unreliable information which is often sounding at forums and in the press.

At the use of low-quality kreatinovy additives quite often leads to various fouls of digestion, expressed by the abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea. The latest sports additives on the basis of creatine can have negative impact on intestines. Intake of such additives in small doses considerably reduces their side effects, but also reduces advantage for the athlete.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team