Creatine is a popular, legal, over-the-counter dietary supplement that athletes use in preparation for sports and during training. It is not a steroid or stimulant but has been known since the early 1900s to have ergogenic properties. It became widely available and popular in 1993. Creatine is typically used to gain weight and muscle mass and to enhance strength training. It appears to be helpful by improving performance in short bursts of intense exercise, such as bench press or sprint cycling. It ...

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