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Creatine: Myths and facts

Even if you’re not a weight lifter, you’ve undoubtedly heard of creatine, one of the most researched supplements in history. It’s a combination of amino acids produced by the liver, kidney, and pancreas. Creatine is not a steroid—it’s naturally found in muscle and in red meat and fish, though at far lower levels than in the powder form sold on bodybuilding websites and at your local GNC.

How does it work? 
Creatine reduces fatigue by transporting extra energy into your cells, says Dr. Ari Levy, who works with patients at the Program for Personalized Health and Prevention at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, is the compound your…

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