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What is creatine?

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Creatine is a natural substance that turns into creatine phosphate in the body. Creatine phosphate helps make a substance called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP provides the energy for muscle contractions.

Your body produces some of the creatine it uses. It also comes from protein-rich foods like meat or fish.

From: An Overview of Creatine Supplements WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Kiefer on September 16, 2016

Medically Reviewed on 9/16/2016

SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Creatine."

Holland-Hall, C. , August 2007. Pediatric Clinics of North America

Lattavo, A. , August 2007. Pediatric Clinics of North America

Laos, C. . October 2006. Adolescent Medicine Clinics

Reviewed by David Kiefer on September 16, 2016

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SOURCES:

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Creatine."

Holland-Hall, C. , August 2007. Pediatric Clinics of North America

Lattavo, A. , August 2007. Pediatric Clinics of North America

Laos, C. . October 2006. Adolescent Medicine Clinics

Reviewed by David Kiefer on September 16, 2016

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