Tag: Creatine

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Download the Full PDF article >> Guru Performance Position Stand #5 Supplement Use in Sport

OVERVIEW

  1. Introduction
  2. The for first approach
  3. Identifying the need to supplement
  4. Considering supplementation case-by-case
  5. Supplement safety
  6. Context statement
  7. References and research
  8. Authors

 

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(1) INTRODUCTION

The use of supplements in both elite and recreational level sport has grown tremendously in recent years (Knapik et al. 2016). Opinions are clearly split as to whether supplements are a necessary component of the athlete’s diet, and the reasons for using supplements are broad. Whilst there is a time and place for supplements, we believe in a simplistic yet discerning approach to advocating them. Moreover, the choice of which supplement brand to use has become more difficult than ever due to the demand of aesthetic focussed supplements containing banned substances or manufactured in third party labs where contaminants may spoil a ‘clean’ supplement. This position stand will address topical issues surrounding supplement use in sport and provide a clear outline of the practical considerations for utilising supplements in a safe and effective way.

 

Download the Full PDF article >> Guru Performance Position Stand #5 Supplement Use in Sport

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Episode 73 of the Guru Performance ‘We Do Science’ Podcast! In this episode I (Laurent Bannock) discuss ‘Creatine for Health & Performance’ with Professor Eric Rawson, Bloomsburg University, USA. In this session we get into:

  • Overview of Creatine
  • Creatine Metabolism & Mechanisms of Action
  • Creatine and Muscle Performance
  • Creatine and Brain Function
  • Creatine for Athletic Performance & Optimal Living
  • Therapeutic Potential for Creatine Supplementation
  • Creatine Related Myths & What the Evidence Says
  • Supplementation Strategies and Caveats

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