Creatine and Concussions: The Positive Side

Creatine and Concussions: The Positive Side

Creatine has been shown to enhance performance in sports that require short bursts of energy (including ice hockey, sprinting, soccer, weight lifting). The question arises: Is creatine harmful? According to Eric Rawson, PhD of Bloomsburg University in PA and speaker at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting (June 1-4, 2011, Denver) creatine is safe. Although critics have tried to implicate creatine in athletic events that resulted in death, other factors were involved, such as excessive exercise in extreme heat.   

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