Last post, I explained how certain studies have suggested that creatine supplementation stimulates muscle cells to express the Insulin-like Growth Factors Type 1, IGF-1s. This is potentially a very important effect, clinically as well as athletically, as these essential anabolic factors are responsible for the development of muscle, bones, heart, and blood vessels. [...]
Category Archives: Elderly
These posts describe how creatine supplementation has been used successfully in scientific studies to offset some of the mental and physical ailments that plague the elderly
Exercise stimulates muscle growth; hardly anyone would argue with this assertion. In essence, muscle adapts to the additional load you are placing on it by growing. Think of this developmental process as a type of memory. Muscle is anticipating the new heights in physical activity (exercise) that you will be imposing [...]
I have studied muscle development for most of my life - 30 of my 52 years - and after all this time there are just a few things I can say with certainty: First, exercise stimulates muscle growth; Second, proper nutrition will make your efforts in the gym pay the greatest dividends and; Third, our [...]
Life without calcium would not be possible. Calcium is an indispensable regulator of many essential biochemical processes. The cellular behaviors regulated by calcium range from the reading of genes to produce cellular components to the activating of all forms of cellular movement, including muscle contraction. In fact, creatine makes muscle contraction more efficient by increasing the availability of calcium.
Although nowhere nearly as obviously as muscles, bones also respond to exercise with growth. As we will read today both these processes are reliant on creatine…