Creatine is often thought of as a strictly a mass building and performance enhancing supplement. But, could it be beneficial for those with fat loss goals?
You might think you know everything you need to about creatine.
After all, there have been 1000s of papers and articles on this popular supplement. Today, I’m going to make a case for creatine that has nothing to do with gaining weight and building muscle.
Rather, we’re going to discuss something you may never heard before: creatine is a great supplement when dieting.
What You Already Know About Creatine
I’m always happy to go on record saying that creatine is the most important performance-enhancing supplement.
While there are big competitors for health and wellbeing, such as vitamin D and Omega-3 fats, creatine is the most well-studied and pro-strength supplement on the market. On the practical side, it’s got the vote of hundreds of thousands of strength and muscle enthusiasts.
There are a few benefits you probably already expect from creatine:
- Improved strength and power1
- Specifically, boosts to your strength-endurance and reducing high-intensity fatigue2
- Improved recovery and re-hydration following a workout3
You might even know that it can improve your effectiveness in absorbing and utilising carbohydrates – because that’s pretty cool, too. However, does any of this make it an effective dieting supplement?