Creatine: The World’s Most Misunderstood Supplement

August 9, 2022 By Eric Olson
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What does the research say about….

The idea for Consensus came from wanting instant answers to the question: ‘what does the science actually say about x, y, and z?”

Now that our product is live and someone with my attention span can actually access peer-reviewed insights on-demand, I will be sharing interesting things that I learned using Consensus.

This week we are asking, what does the research say about…. Creatine?

The World’s Most Misunderstood Supplement

Creatine is a naturally occurring molecule in the human body produced from amino acids. It is typically consumed from red meat, seafood, and chicken and the majority of the creatine in our body exists in our muscles.

Creatine is best known as an exercise supplement due to its ability to enhance muscle growth and physical output.

However, despite its popularity as an exogenous supplement, many mistakenly overrate its potential side effects and undersell just how many benefits it has been shown to have.

Creatine has been shown in the research to:


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