I have talked about the importance of Creatine before.
When used correctly, it is arguably the most effective supplement available! We all know it is known for increasing lean muscle mass, improving your high intensity exercise performance, raising energy levels, speeding up recovery time, as well as disease prevention.
I think one of the biggest benefits to me is the protective effect it has on bone mass. Women and men too, begin to lose bone mass as we age. More so, each year after the age of forty. Strength training slows the process, but according to researchers at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, using Creatine can help even more!
The researchers had 18 ladies, average age of 57 whom had all been weight training for at least a year prior. They scanned/measured their bone density prior and after the study. One group was given Creatine .1g of their body weight, the other was given a placebo. All of the ladies trained three times a week, training their largest muscle groups. They all had the same training program.
At the end of the study the decrease in bone mass came to a halting stop for the ladies who were in the Creatine group, while the placebo group’s bone breakdown continued.
~Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds
~In women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many other diseases, including diabetes, myocardial infarction and breast cancer
~Osteoporosis affects an estimated 75 million people in Europe, USA and Japan
~Physical inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle as well as impaired neuromuscular function (e.g., reduced muscle strength, impaired gait and balance) are risk factors for developing fragility fractures
~Physical activity and fitness reduce risk of osteoporosis and fracture
Being proactive about your health and well being now, will slow down the aging process and keep you active longer!
I use Saturn Supplement’s Creatine Silk. It is very important to cycle your Creatine. I personally load for 7 days at 10g per day, then go into maintenance for 2 weeks at 5g per day. (If you have any kidney issues, it is not suggested that you load. Just start in a maintenance phase) I split each dose, one pre-workout and one post workout. I always mix my Creatine Silk with juice, but any simple carb will do. It is not recommended you ever go above the 20 gram dose for five days straight for whatever reason as longer-term high doses of creatine will convert to formaldehyde in the urine. Also be sure to stay hydrated. There are several websites that can help you in figuring the amount that would work best for you. CLICK HERE for some more dosing info
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References: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/creatine_supplement_facts.htm http://www.iofbonehealth.org/facts-statistics http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/creatine_confusion.htm http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25386713