Creatine monohydrate is a supplemental form of creatine, which occurs naturally within the body for use in supplying energy, particularly to muscle.

Health considerations

Creatine supplementation is popular in athletes wishing to increase muscle mass. It has been shown to improve muscle output and performance. Long term creatine supplementation is considered safe and is not associated with kidney damage or serious dysfunction when taken in reasonable amounts.

Keep in mind

Pure creatine supplements are considered safe, however dietary supplements may not be strictly regulated and contain other ingredients with unproven effects.

May be found in

Sports supplements


Sports Medicine
Mayo Clinic
The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Food Chemistry

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