Most people would have heard about creatine at their doctor’s place or must have seen advertisements on television or in magazines for “creatine supplements”. These creatine supplements are supplements that provide the body with powdered creatine that is produced in the laboratory on an industrial scale and is later sold to athletes and bodybuilders who require the extra does or creatine so that they can last longer out in the field and in the gym and do not need to rest after extremely short periods of time in order to keep their energy levels up and in order o ensure that they do not go overboard.
But, what exactly is creatine? First of all, creatine is an aminoacidi (the English/Dutch translation for Amino Acid), an aminoacidiramificati (the English/Dutch translation for branch-chained amino acid), to be more specific. Creatine is basically a naturally occurring molecule (meaning that it is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and does not need any artificial help from any medicine or supplements to be produced by the organs in the body such as the liver, kidneys and other organs that contain the necessary amino-transferase enzyme that is required in order to synthesize the three amino acids methionine, glycine and arginine to produce creatine) in the body located primarily in skeletal muscle tissue. Although most of the creatine found in the body is contained in skeletal muscles, it must first be metabolized by the liver, kidneys and some other organs and then transported to the skeletal muscles where it can be used and stored for further use.
Now, most of you would be wondering what the purpose of creatine is. Well,, the main purpose of creatine is to help convert ADP molecules into ATP molecules so that they can once again be broken down and can release energy which will be beneficial for the body.
The sole end product of creatine is called creatinine. Creatine is constantly being degraded to creatinine on a daily basis so that the body can use it. So, the main difference between creatineand its productcreatinine is that creatinine is the end product of creatine that is ultimately passed through the kidneys and excreted through the body’surine along with all other waste products that have been converted into fluid form. In fact, the turnover rate of creatine to creatinine is around 2 g/day in a 70 kg person according to most studies and most people that have researched about creatine.