Essentials of Creatine in Sports and Health

  • Jeffrey R. Stout
  • Jose Antonio
  • Douglas Kalman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jeff S. Volek, Kevin D. Ballard, Cassandra E. Forsythe
    Pages 1-23
  3. Darryn S. Willoughby
    Pages 25-44
  4. Joan Eckerson
    Pages 101-126
  5. Jacques R. Poortmans, Marc Francaux
    Pages 127-172
  6. Joseph P. Weir
    Pages 173-210
  7. Mike Greenwood
    Pages 211-240
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 241-249

About this book

Introduction

A great deal of misinformation is present in popular culture regarding the effects of creatine supplementation on health and sports performance. For instance, it is not uncommon for various media outlets to claim, in spite of the lack of supporting evidence, that 'supplementing with creatine is harmful to the liver and kidneys and may cause dehydration and cramping.' In reality, creatine is intimately involved in energy metabolism, performance, and training adaptations, and, recently, several studies have uncovered its potential clinical application toward treating various neuromuscular diseases and maintaining brain function. This book unifies the sum of information on how creatine affects body composition, exercise performance, and health. Because the body of data on creatine is ample and constantly growing, a book such as this is a timely and important resource for the clinician, the coach, and the sports scientist.

Keywords

exercise health nutrition sports training

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey R. Stout
    • 1
  • Jose Antonio
    • 2
  • Douglas Kalman
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Health and Sports ScienceUniversity of OklahomaNorman
  2. 2.International Society of Sports NutritionDeerfield Beach
  3. 3.Division of Nutrition and EndocrinologyMiami Research AssociatesMiami

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59745-573-2
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-690-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-573-2
  • About this book