Vegetarians May See Better Creatine Benefits
ANTIGONISH, Canada--Research indicates vegetarians may respond well creatine supplementation. In Novembers Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (35, 11:1946-55, 2003) (www.ms-se.com), 42 vegetarians and nonvegetarians were randomly assigned either creatine or placebo during eight weeks of resistance training. Biopsy samples indicated total creatine was lower in vegetarians at baseline than nonvegetarians. Vegetarians who supplemented with creatine had a greater increase in total creatine, plasma creatine, strength and whole-body lean tissue levels compared with both vegetarians and nonvegetarians on placebo.