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Creatine and Vegetarians

Postby Canuck Singh » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:50 am

The results of a recent study suggest that creatine supplementation may provide vegetarians with even greater benefits than non-vegetarians during bodybuilding training.

Researchers at the Department of Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada recently published the first study to compare the effects of creatine supplementation in vegetarians to non-vegetarian weight lifters. In this investigation, the creatine dose was calculated by weight and the dosage protocol was 20 grams a day for 7 days followed by 49 days of 5 grams a day (for a 176 pound participant).

Although all the weight lifters given creatine showed better lean mass gains, the vegetarians who supplemented with creatine experienced significantly greater increases in muscle creatine stores. The increase in muscle creatine concentrations resulted in greater gains in lean body mass, and total work performed during training.

Micronized creatine is an awesome supplement for any athlete. However, the results of this study suggest that vegetarian athletes may obtain the greatest benefits from this supplement during resistance training.

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 35(11):1946 – 1955, 2003.
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Re: Creatine and Vegetarians

Postby singha » Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:42 pm

it sounds interesting. I have been thinking to start creatine soon, but what does it really do? does it increase your muscles in size, or does it just give you more strenght? i have seen little skinny guys who benchpress 80 kiloes even though their chest is as flat as a roti...
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Re: Creatine and Vegetarians

Postby SteveAllen » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:10 am

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