Boost Creatine Absorption with Electrolytes (Here's More)

Creatine: An Essential Nutrient Beyond Just Exercise and Sports Performance

Creatine: An Essential Nutrient Beyond Just Exercise and Sports Performance

A growing body of research suggests creatine is an essential nutrient for adults of all ages and even children.

Creatine is a naturally occurring compound that helps facilitate energy production in a host of organs, especially:  muscle, heart and brain. 

Vegans, vegetarians and people who don’t eat red meat should consider supplementing with creatine—especially around exercise—as studies show exercise increases creatine uptake in the muscle by 20% or more.

Even more, research shows electrolytes aid in the uptake and utilization of creatine.

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Creatine in Foods: Chicken VS Beef

The average non-athletic person requires 2 gram of creatine per day. Roughly half of that amount is synthesized endogenously in the liver and kidney, and the other is obtained from an omnivorous diet. 

A recent study by Elbir et al found beef contains roughly twice as much creatine per weight as chicken. Plants contain no creatine. 

Key Time Stamps:

0:20 Electrolytes help enhance the absorption of creatine through the sodium citrate creatine transport protein.

01:40 Creatine is conditionally essential for cognitive function, overall health, and heart health.

02:00 Vegans and vegetarians do not get sufficient creatine and may want to consider supplementation.

Studies Mentioned:

Candow, D. G. et al. Creatine O’Clock: Does Timing of Ingestion Really Influence Muscle Mass and Performance? Frontiers Sports Active Living 4, 893714 (2022).

Ostojic, S. M. Creatine as a food supplement for the general population. J Funct Food 83, 104568 (2021).

Elbir, Z. & Oz, F. Determination of creatine, creatinine, free amino acid and heterocyclic aromatic amine contents of plain beef and chicken juices. J Food Sci Technology 58, 3293–3302 (2021).

Ostojic, S. M. & Forbes, S. C. Perspective: Creatine, a Conditionally Essential Nutrient: Building the Case. Adv Nutr 13, 34–37 (2021).
Hummer, E., Suprak, D. N., Buddhadev, H. H., Brilla, L. & Juan, J. G. S. Creatine electrolyte supplement improves anaerobic power and strength: a randomized double-blind control study. J Int Soc Sport Nutr 16, 24 (2019).