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The Health & Anti Aging benefits of Creatine

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My latest article in the LEF Magazine outlines some of the wide ranging potential HEALTH benefits of creatine. Amazingly, I had more studies I could have used, and additional studies were done that came out after I sent in this article!

"As we age, the unique benefits of creatine become more pronounced. From protection against cognitive decline and congestive heart failure to reducing insulin levels and shielding against muscle loss, creatine enhances mitochondrial function.

Recently, creatine has been found to significantly lower the accumulation of a recognized marker of aging called lipofuscin in the brains of aging mice."

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http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2014/jul2014_Creatine-Reduces-Markers-Of-Aging_01.htm?source=search&key=creatine


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My problem with creatine is the huge amount needed to have an effect, so I don't take it  How about if LEF makes some sort of food out of it?
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Transpower, your suggestion has been forwarded to Life Extension's Product Development department.

Creatine Whey Glutamine powder, mixed with milk or juice, could be used as a meal or snack replacement.


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Thanks for the interesting article. Whey, creatine and glutamine are probably the top three supplements of the muscle building world and should be as highly rated in the healthy living world. I keep all three in my kitchen, treat them as a food and work them into my meals.

Most readers probably don't realize that LEF can't make much money pedaling whey, creatine and glutamine. To ask Will, the guru of supplements for body builders, to write these excellent articles is a huge endorsement of the value of these products for health and aging.
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My problem with creatine is the huge amount needed to have an effect, so I don't take it  How about if LEF makes some sort of food out of it?


Creatine builds up so you don't need to take a lot over the long run. I take 5 grams mixed with whey concentrate and 5 grams of BCAA's added even though whey has quite a bit in it already.

With that mixture as a starter I add all kinds of other stuff to it and drink it down almost every morning. That's my breakfast.


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Thanks for the interesting article. Whey, creatine and glutamine are probably the top three supplements of the muscle building world and should be as highly rated in the healthy living world. I keep all three in my kitchen, treat them as a food and work them into my meals.

Most readers probably don't realize that LEF can't make much money pedaling whey, creatine and glutamine. To ask Will, the guru of supplements for body builders, to write these excellent articles is a huge endorsement of the value of these products for health and aging.



Thanx for the support. Wink

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The only thing that keeps me from taking Creatine is the fact that it has been implicated in raising DHT and "possibly" increasing the rate of hair loss. I have a thinning spot on my crown and I do not want to do anything to make it worse, although it seems to be about the same as it was  when I was 33 as it is now at almost 47. I have been using head and shoulders 2% zinc shampoo and 0.5% zinc conditioner for about a year or so and I could swear this stuff is actually making my hair a little thicker.

If I could be fairly sure that Creatine would not make my hair thin out, I would try it.

Good Creatine write up:
http://examine.com/supplements/Creatine/  

Addresses question about hair thinning:
http://examine.com/faq/does-creatine-cause-baldness.html

Regarding the  hair thinning issue, I have read some anecdotal reports on the internet, and this combined with the info in the link above, makes me a little hesitant to take it.

I may try it anyway, as I think creatine may help with energy production and may be a good supplement for someone my age to take. I already take Whey protein which I think has health benefits and can help preserve muscle along with exercise. I am also considering Beta Alanine http://examine.com/supplements/Beta-Alanine/ since carnosine is so expensive.

What do you guys think, is the hair issue anything to even worry about ?
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I have nothing but respect for Will Brinks. The photos of this man`s body speak for themselves. I intend to order some ASAP.   ...Oscar
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Will Brink (6/10/2014)

My latest article in the LEF Magazine outlines some of the wide ranging potential HEALTH benefits of creatine. Amazingly, I had more studies I could have used, and additional studies were done that came out after I sent in this article!

"As we age, the unique benefits of creatine become more pronounced. From protection against cognitive decline and congestive heart failure to reducing insulin levels and shielding against muscle loss, creatine enhances mitochondrial function.

Recently, creatine has been found to significantly lower the accumulation of a recognized marker of aging called lipofuscin in the brains of aging mice."

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http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2014/jul2014_Creatine-Reduces-Markers-Of-Aging_01.htm?source=search&key=creatine


This man is the REAL thing. Check out these photos of Will Brinks:

    https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=photos+of+Will+Brinks%2BLEF

YES, right on Will ! ! ! He posts a very modest photo of himself in this forum that does not show his body in all it`s glory.   ...Oscar   


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I have nothing but respect for Will Brinks. The photos of this man`s body speak for themselves. I intend to order some ASAP.   ...Oscar


Thanx Oscar, but it's important to note how a person looks has no real bearing on their knowledge per se. There's a lot of people out there, with far better build than I, giving out terrible advice. In fact, I did a video on that topic you may find useful HERE.


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