Creatine, also known as β-methyl guanidino acetic acid, is a chemical compound that occurs naturally in animals, primarily muscles, tendons, the brain or testes. Creatine is a supplement whose effects largely depend on the dosage method. Creatine is considered a safe supplement for the growth of muscle mass and can be taken by both professional players and amateur athletes. The daily requirement for it is about 3-6g.

Creatine consists of 3 amino acids:


Creatine, or β-methyl guanidine acetic acid, is an organic compound made of protein fragments, which is found mainly in the muscle tissue (98%), where it is stored in the form of phosphocreatine (66%) and free creatine (the remaining 33%). In addition, the release of creatine to the muscles takes place with the strong support of insulin, a hormone that increases its level in the body thanks to glucose or amino acids. Creatine supplementation brings many health benefits, especially neuroprotective and cardioprotective. It is often used by athletes to increase power and to increase pure muscle mass.