According to usgyms.net, Creatine is flying off the shelves with sales up 730% since 1995. But is Creatine safe? Dr. Richard Kreider of Baylor University has been studying Creatine for ten years.
Dr. Kreider: "There's been about 900 studies right now on Creatine supplementation and every study indicates that it appears to be safe."
More and more athletes are supplementing with sports nutrition products, with Creatine leading the way.
In the body, Creatine phosphate helps to fuel skeletal muscles and provides support for immediate energy production during high-intensity workouts.
Dr. Kreider: "I think that supplements are still very popular among athletes."
Dr. Kreider recommends looking for Creatine monohydrate products that have fared well in gym and lab studies. This one from GNC was clinically tested on collegiate athletes during off-season training and demonstrated increased performance in the bench press, vertical jump and 100 yard dash.
Not just for athletes anymore, Creatine is now crossing over into the cosmetics category. People are now applying creatine topically. With creams such as nivea visage multiple results all in one anti-aging treatment, it delivers instant help against the multiple effects of aging.
Since Creatine complex is found naturally in the skin, it goes to work quickly to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firm skin, refine pores and even out skin tone, in as little as two to three weeks.
Elaine D'Farley: "The hot topic in anti-aging today is cellular function so any ingredients like creatine that provide enhanced performance to cells are going to be key ingredients in skin care."
Multiple results also makes skin appear younger and healthier. Nearly 90 million Americans have tried to reduce the signs of aging, reports the National Consumers League.