As creatine is something that can increase muscle growth and strength, we may at times wish to use it as a supplement. Usually, as our bodies naturally produce creatine, for regular growth and muscle strength, we should not have to take additional amounts but at times, perhaps when we are participating in sporting activities, we may want to increase our muscle strength and so take creatine supplements. These supplements are particular useful to weight lifters of course as they increase the muscle strength allowing them to be able to lift heavier weights. They are also particular useful to body builders as not only do they promote muscle size but, whilst taking this supplement blood will be attracted to the muscle areas, giving them the look of being bigger than they actually are.
Although creatine is naturally produced by the body and perhaps as much as 15 of our blood is made up of creatine, it is also found in proteins. The main need for protein is because as well as containing creatine, it also contains essential amino acids which are acids, which although needed by the body for healthy growth and well-being, cannot be produced by the body itself. Having a lack of these essential oils can lead to malnutrition which of course can lead to death. Every single year over 6 million people around the world will die from malnutrition and although most of these are children from the third world, even in the developed world some people do die from it. Those people in the developed world that die from malnutrition are usually those that have a disease or are among the elderly, however, any deaths from a lack of something that is so common is a sad thing. Protein is something that we find in many of the things we eat and so that is why malnutrition is generally considered to be lack of food. As well as promoting healthy muscle growth, proteins are also used as fuel for the body when there is a shortage of carbohydrates available and so protein supplements are often taken when an increase in energy is needed, such as taking part in sporting activities. Although protein is fairly common in foods, it is usually mainly found in fish, meat and poultry products and although found in some vegetables, not all and so if you are a vegetarian, you should perhaps ensure that some of the vegetables that you do eat regularly, contain protein, something like soy but there are others.
Perhaps protein supplements are therefore used more often than creatine supplements but whichever you decide to use, ensure that it is a recommended creatine or protein supplement that you take, one that is recommended by specialists in these products. Many accredited suppliers can now be found on the internet and they will be happy to advice you as to the correct ones to take for your particular needs and will also advice you as to how much to take and how often.