Creatine is one of the most recommended supplements to enhance performance. It is also one of the most controversial. Numerous claims have been made about its potential dangers including dehydration, muscle cramping, kidney damage, and liver damage. This presentation will clear up the confusion surrounding what creatine is, what the research says about its efficacy and safety, and provide recommendations for its supplementation.
- Identify what creatine is and its role in the human body
- Summarize the state of the research on creatine’s efficacy as an ergogenic aid as well as its safety in various populations
- Provide research-backed recommendations on creatine dosage, timing, and type for supplementation