Creatine supplementation significantly increases the benefit of strength training for older, healthy adults, a new study has found.
The new research, published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health, is the work of a team from a university in Iran.
The researchers used creatine monohydrate, the most well researched of the forms of the nutrient, according to a position paper from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).
Creatine is a nitrogenous organic compound first isolated from human muscle tissue more than a century ago.
It became popular as an ergogenic training aid the early 1990s. The ingredient had the misfortune, so to speak, of coming into prominence as a sports nutrition ingredient around the same time as anabolic steroids. As a result, according to the ISSN document, several myths cropped up about creatine’s effects and purported risks that really pertain more to