Creatine is a combination of 3 amino acids, glycine, arginine, and methionine. It is NOT a steroid! It is naturally found within certain meats and fish. In a simplified answer, Creatine supplements work to provide a phosphate molecule for the conversion of ADP (Adenosine di-phosphate) back to ATP (Adenosine tri-phosphate). ATP is your body's energy source. The more ATP you have available the more energy you have for your exercise.
Creatine is particularly great for short, explosive movements such as weight training or sprint exercises. It also has a number of other potential benefits, such as improved brain performance, bone mineral density and glucose metabolism. This all makes it a product almost everyone can benefit from.
NO!! It absolutely is not and we have no idea why this is a common misconception. It is a natural substance found in meat and fish and works in a completely different way to steroids.
Creatine is one of the most studied supplements on the market. There have been several studies done on the safety of Creatine over a period of four years and none of them report any negative side effects. That being said, anyone with liver or kidney damage should always consult with their doctor before touching any supplements.
Heck NO!! Creatine degrades to creatinine in liquid over time which will simply be excreted by the body. You are wasting your money.