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Dr. Kennedy Creatine is a compound the body synthesizes to store energy for later use. The storage of energy occurs when phosphate molecules are attached to creatine to create creatine phosphate. Creatine phosphate is capable of donating phosphate to ADP (adenosine diphosphate in order to make ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP can then be converted into ADP with release of energy. Creatine is sold as a dietary supplement and is used by athletes as a "legal steroid" (although it is not actually a steroid) to increase muscle bulk. It must not be confused with creatinine, which is a creatine breakdown product used to measure kidndy function. About 2% of the body's creatine is converted to creatinine daily and is excreted via the kidneys.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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