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    • Creatine Reduces Inflammation



      By Flex Staff

      CREA-WONDER!

      The effects of oral creatine (Cr) supplementation on muscle contractile performance and metabolism of skeletal muscle recently have become an area of major interest in exercise physiology. Creatine not only increases workout performance but also has recently been shown to increase muscle hypertrophy through activation of satellite cell activity and increasing mRNA IGF-1 activity. Another added benefit of creatine is that it may also reduce post-exercise inflammation and muscle damage. The term “repeated bout effect” is used to refer to the ameliorative effect of a previous resistance-training bout on the muscle damage (usually measured by creatine kinase leakage from the muscle) on a second workout.

      Researchers from Brazil have now shown that creatine can amplify the protective effect of previous workouts. They therefore recruited 18 healthy young male subjects and randomly assigned the subjects into either creatine or placebo groups. Subjects performed two resistance-training sessions, each protocol involving four sets of barbell biceps curls to concentric failure using 75% of 1RM, with three minutes of rest between sets and a controlled cadence of four seconds per rep (two seconds concentric and two seconds eccentric). Prior to the second test, the subjects consumed either 5g of creatine monohydrate with glucose four times per day or placebo supplements four times per day for six consecutive days. At the end of the study, muscle soreness was significantly increased in both groups after the first training session. After the second session, both groups displayed less soreness, however the reduction in soreness was greater in the creatine supplementation group.

      Additionally, markers of muscle damage measured (i.e., creatine kinase) were lesser after creatine supplementation; the researchers concluded that creatine provides an additive effect on blunting the rise of muscle damage markers following a repeated bout of resistance exercise. Creatine may have antioxidant properties which can have protective effects on muscle damage.

      Another added benefit of creatine is that it may also reduce post-exercise inflammation and muscle damage.

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      Comments 7 Comments
      1. schonkg's Avatar
        schonkg -
        No Article??
      1. LB_Patriot's Avatar
        LB_Patriot -
        lol
      1. mtinsideout's Avatar
        mtinsideout -
        The article is finely working now.
      1. propho's Avatar
        propho -
        Maybe I don't understand Arachadonic Acid but wouldn't this mean that creatine would work against it?
      1. Mikeyjd's Avatar
        Mikeyjd -
        Originally Posted by propho View Post
        Maybe I don't understand Arachadonic Acid but wouldn't this mean that creatine would work against it?
        The question in my mind is whether or not we want muscle damage and soreness... I hear allot of support for both ideas. Time to do some more digging.
      1. propho's Avatar
        propho -
        Originally Posted by Mikeyjd View Post
        The question in my mind is whether or not we want muscle damage and soreness... I hear allot of support for both ideas. Time to do some more digging.
        I was wondering when someone would respond.. I am pretty boggled by ArA and the more I read the more I'm confused.. tempted to just try it and get it over with.. I'm at a toss up of doing a Molecular stack of 2 bottles of ArA and Peak Beta+ or a Lecheek stack of MassHGH, AD3 PCT, Ampilean, and Hyper T2.. (yes they are completely different compounds)
      1. Mikeyjd's Avatar
        Mikeyjd -
        Originally Posted by propho View Post
        I was wondering when someone would respond.. I am pretty boggled by ArA and the more I read the more I'm confused.. tempted to just try it and get it over with.. I'm at a toss up of doing a Molecular stack of 2 bottles of ArA and Peak Beta+ or a Lecheek stack of MassHGH, AD3 PCT, Ampilean, and Hyper T2.. (yes they are completely different compounds)
        If the Molecular nutrition X-factor OG is still on sale, that's the way to go in my opinion.

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