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Archive for the 'Creatine' Category

Use of dietary supplements to enhance sports performance

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Researchers at Texas Chiropractic College, in Pasadena, studied children in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) in order to estimate their use of supplements. (more…)

Creatine supplements during inactivity and immobilization

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

 Muscle and strength loss occur during periods of physical inactivity and immobilization.

Researchers from St Francis Xavier University, in Antigonish in Canada report the effects of creatine supplementation on upper limb muscle mass and performance after immobilization. (more…)

Creatine’s effect on resistance training in patients with HIV

Monday, May 18th, 2009

 Researchers from the University of California San Francisco studied whether creatine supplementation augments the effects of progressive resistance exercise training on muscle strength, energetics, and body composition. (more…)

Creatine supplementation in healthy young adults

Friday, December 19th, 2008

 It reportedly improves certain aspects of cognitive (reasoning) and psychomotor function in older individuals and in young people following sleep deprivation, according to researchers at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

But what about in healthy young people? (more…)

Status of CAM to treat the frailty syndrome

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

There’s a need, but no well-documented evidence.

Researchers from the Miami VA Medical Center in Florida have complied a detailed review. (more…)

Seizures associated with guarana in energy drinks

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Recently, 4 patients experienced seizures multiple times following heavy consumption of energy drinks. The authors proposed that energy drinks rich in caffeine, taurine, and guarana seed extract could have provoked these seizures.

Here’s what we know about guarana thanks to researchers from the University of Florida at Gainesville and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) in Amazonas, Brazil. (more…)

Benefits from creatine reported outside sports medicine

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

In patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis — conditions characterized by weakness and swelling of limb and neck muscles — taking creatine supplements enhanced the benefit of exercise. (more…)

Using creatine to treat dermatomyositis and polymyositis

Friday, May 25th, 2007

The former produces skin inflammation and muscle weakness. People with the later condition get weakness of limb and neck muscles, with muscle pain and swelling. (more…)

The most commonly used vitamins and herbals

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

These data are from a telephone survey of more than 2500 randomly sampled noninstitutionalized Americans, which was published in 2002. The tables can also be found here. (more…)