This video looks into the use of creatine — an amino acid derivative commonly used by athletes during high intensity exercises. Where is creatine stored in the body? What is the general mechanism behind this ergogenic aid? Are there clinical studies supporting the use of creatine? Are there any adverse effects? What is the standard loading protocol?

A special acknowledgement and thank you to Dr. Michelle MacDonald, associate professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, for allowing us to interview her and for providing her biochemical expertise about creatine.

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