Creatine tends to get a bad wrap because some regard it as a steroid. But creatine is not a steroid - it helps make up a fuel source found in our food and also made by our bodies.
Strength and power athletes, and those following resistance training programs stand to reap the benefits from creatine supplementation, especially those currently following vegetarian diets.
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As with any supplement, it's important to make sure your diet is in check first. Supplements are the icing on the cake - not the batter!
Before taking any supplement, ask yourself:
- Is there evidence to support that this supplement may be beneficial for me in my specific activity/sport?
- Is the supplement safe and legal? (*only buy products that are Third-Party Tested!)
- Can I afford it? (If not, you're better off spending money on food which 100% supports your goals)