There are so many different substances out there and many of which have been disapproved and questioned as for their safety, legitimacy, and decency for the athletes that are using them.
Now that steroids have been banned from all competitive sports and the enactment of random drug tests have been put into place in most sports, not all but most athletes ranging from professional to would be professionals are wanting that power that power they think they need. The most recent power that athletes have discovered and that power is finding itself in the locker rooms of athletes is creatine. Even though it is legal, creatine has its ups and downs. In this paper I will be able to tell you what makes creatine such a hot topic not only in sports but also amongst the health industry.
I want you to understand why people choose to use creatine, but I first had to do the research as to what creatine really is.
["Creatine is naturally synthesized in the human body from amino acids primarily in the kidney and liver and transported in the blood for use by muscles. Approximately 95% of the body's total creatine content is located in skeletal muscle.
Creatine was discovered in the 1800s as an organic constituent of meat. In the 1970s, Soviet scientists reported that oral creatine supplements may improve athletic performance during brief, intense activities such as sprints. Creatine gained popularity in the 1990s as a "natural" way to enhance athletic performance and build lean body mass. It was reported that skeletal muscle total creatine content increases with oral creatine supplementation, although response is variable. Factors that may account for this variation are carbohydrate intake, physical activity, training status, and muscle fiber type. The finding that carbohydrates enhance muscle creatine uptake increased the market for creatine multi-ingredient sports drinks"]
["In fact, meat and fish are the richest natural sources of creatine. Carnivores therefore, receive their creatine directly via dietary channels. Conversely, herbivores (and strict vegetarians), since they abstain from consuming these sources of creatine, are solely reliant on their body's natural ability to synthesis creatine from basic components. Omnivores, on the other hand, have at their disposal both avenues from which to fulfill their daily creatine requirement.