|Anabolics discussion on Are creatine and glutamine steroids??, within the Bodybuilding Forum; Hey guys, i'm very confused with steroids and i was just wondering if glutamine and creatine are seen as steroids ...|
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|02-11-2007, 10:20 PM||#2|
| Kane |
Experience: 3-5 Years
Join Date: Nov 2005
They are definitely not steroids. I don't want to post my half assed definition of steroids, so check out the anabolic section and see if you can find your answer there or google search steroid.
|02-12-2007, 08:19 AM||#3|
| TALO |
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 5-7 Years
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Alberta , Canada
Glutamine is highly in demand throughout the body. It is used in the gut and immune system extensively to maintain optimal performance. 60% of free-form amino acids floating in skeletal muscles is L-glutamine. L-glutamine plays a very important role in protein metabolism, and it appears to be a very important nutrient for body builders. When supplemented, it may help body builders reduce the amount of muscle deterioration that occurs because other tissues that need glutamine will not rob the glutamine stored in the muscle cells.
Creatine? Our bodies naturally make the compound, which is used to supply energy to our muscles. It is produced in the liver, pancreas, and kidneys, and is transported to the body's muscles through the bloodstream. Once it reaches the muscles, it is converted into phosphocreatine (creatine phosphate). This high-powered metabolite is used to regenerate the muscles' ultimate energy source, ATP (adenosine triphosphate).
Unlike steroids or drugs, creatine is 100% natural and occurs naturally in many foods; therefore, it can never be banned from any sports or international competitions (unless they banned eating meat). Many foods especially herring, salmon, tuna, and beef contain some creatine. However, the very best source of creatine by far is creatine monohydrate because it contains more creatine per weight of material than any other source. Bodybuilding.com sells only high quality 99.9% pure pharmaceutical-grade creatine monohydrate.