Creatine: Pros & Cons

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Creatine: Pros & Cons

Presented to Dr. Joel A Bloom
In Partial Fulfillment
Of the Requirements
HLT 4397-Medical Terminology

Michael Esparza

The University of Houston
College of Education
Health Program
Department of Educational Psychology
April 28, 2013
Section I:
As with any supplement, there are always going to be some pros and cons while using that supplement. This paper is designed to do just that, list the pros and cons of using creatine so you can get a better understanding as to the toll it takes on the human body. Many athletes take this supplement and there are plenty ups and downs to it. Section II:

We will begin with some of the pros of taking Creatine. Creatine promotes growth of muscle which is the main reason why so many athletes choose to take this. The bigger your muscles are, the more strength you have and the better off you’ll be at your sport. Creatine also improves protein synthesis which is a main component of you becoming stronger. Creatine also has antioxidant properties which lead to faster recoveries and less soreness after an intense workout.

Creatine has also been said to improve your serum cholesterol levels. It may also reduce your homocysteine levels, which may improve your mental and physical health. Many athletes have been quoted by saying, “Creatine has made my body feel fresher and mentally stable throughout the duration of my supplementation.”

Not only has Creatine been proven to improve your overall fitness, it has also been proven to treat certain conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, heart failure, muscular dystrophy, and many more. It shows great capabilities and research is ongoing to discover how far in depth these studies really are. Creatine has also been found to improve body mass in people suffering from neuromuscular disorders, which are characterized by muscle weakness and wasting. As for the lowering effect of cholesterol levels, people suffering from high...
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