Not All Creatine Supplements Work. Here’s How to Buy One That Does.

If you can believe this, there are people out there who think that creatine is some kind of magical supplement ground down from pulverized unicorn horns.

Okay, maybe no one thinks that, but there’s still some mystery around creatine supplements. There really shouldn’t be, because creatine is found naturally in animal meat. All creatine supplements do is isolate the nutrient and serve it up as a powder, pill, or liquid.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. Before you go out shopping for a creatine supplements, it’s important to first understand what creatine actually is—and also if you need it.

(Fair warning: Things are about to get a little geeky.)

Creatine helps you build a store of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) within your muscles. Your muscles then use that ATP to perform explosive exercises more effectively.

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