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Re: Creatine and Protein....What do they do and what is Better. - PLEASE HELP

Re: Creatine and Protein....What do they do and what is Better. - PLEASE HELP

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Posted by Jon on February 04, 2000 at 13:59:02:

In Reply to: Re: Creatine and Protein....What do they do and what is Better. - PLEASE HELP posted by Doc on February 03, 2000 at 10:36:34:

: Creatine is not an amino acid. Sorry Jon

Sorry Doc

But it is. It is clasified as an amino acid. I did a review article on the subject of strength training athletes up for publication. If it is not an amino acid what is it? I will tell you what it is and how it is formed so you will be enlightened. Where do you get your info any way? Synthesis of creatine starts in the kidney where the guanidium group of arginine is transferred to glycine to form guanidoacetate. This is transferred to the liver for further metabolism. There, the guanidoacetate is methylated by S-adenosyl methioine(SAM) to form creatine. The creatine is released into the blood and transported to tissues, mainly skeletal muscle. Creatine is not one of the traditional essential/nonessential amino acids that form proteins throughout the body but it is an AMINO ACID. It has a carboxyl group, amino group and a functional group. What separates it from the other AA's is an additional amino group in place of a lone hydrogen. Folks, do not let Doc's name fool ya, unless he is referring to the Seven Dwarves.

Jon




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