Does Creatine Improve Arthritis Symptoms?

Creatine supplementation is almost turning into the Aspririn® of the supplement industry.  No, it’s not quite a complete parallel in terms of why people supplement with creatine, but new uses are often being found for this traditional sports supplement.  Either way, I guess it’s too late for the slogan, “Creatine, the wonder supplement that works…

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Creatine Supplementation Improves Memory in Vegetarians

Creatine monohydrate, a commonly used dietary supplement by athletes to improve athletic performance, has been the subject of several research studies. In addition to the studies involving creatine’s effects on athletic performance, researchers have also studies its effects on the brain itself–specifically involving effects on memory...

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CLA, Creatine, Whey Protein–Effects on Resistance Training?

Creatine (C) and whey protein (P) are already two very common dietary supplements used by athletes who engage in resistance training.  Studies suggest that both supplements are effective for increasing lean body mass during resistance training.  A recent Canadian study explored the combined effects of not only creatine and whey protein, but also in combination…

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Creatine Monohydrate – 15 Years Later and Still Going Strong…

Creatine monohydrate and Bill Phillips from EAS The topic of my sixth article in this running series on dietary supplements that may help to improve athletic performance is creatine… Thinking back to the early 1990’s, creatine monohydrate created somewhat of a paradigm shift in the marketing of dietary supplements to the bodybuilding market. From my…

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Common Dietary Supplements Used by Elite Athletes

For my 4rth article in my series of articles on dietary supplements that may help to improve athletic performance, I am going to review a recent study published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine (Erdman et al, 2007) which reviews common dietary supplements used by elite Canadian athletes. Though it is generally accepted that…

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Creatine Protein Carbohydrate Supplements?

The above photo is of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers.  Obviously, I’ve made a few updates to this article which was originally published nearly four years ago to the day. Granted, many of those who read my blog probably don’t follow the NHL let alone hockey, but there are those who’re athletes in different…

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