Does creatine work?

    Creatine

    Claims for Creatine

    The supplement database currently has 15 claims for Creatine. The claims include: increase strength, increase muscle mass, improve recovery, reduce muscle damage, increase protein synthesis, improve swimming performance, improve muscular endurance, improve cycling sprint performance, improve sports performance, improve rowing performance, improve sprint performance, improve running performance, improve cardiovascular endurance, decrease body fat, decrease fatigue.

    Overall Grade for Creatine

    The average score for all claims for Creatine is 2.1 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements. Click on a specific claim below for more specifics.

    Claim #1: decrease body fat

    The evidence does not support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 1
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1

    Claim #2: decrease fatigue

    The evidence does not support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 2
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1

    Claim #3: improve cardiovascular endurance

    Some evidence exists to support the claim. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 4
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1.5

    Claim #4: improve cycling sprint performance

    Some evidence exists to support the claim. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 5
    Overall Rating of this Claim 2.2

    Claim #5: improve muscular endurance

    Some evidence exists to support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 2
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1.5

    Claim #6: improve recovery

    Some evidence exists to support the claim. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 5
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1.8

    Claim #7: improve rowing performance

    Some evidence exists to support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 2
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1.5

    Claim #8: improve running performance

    The evidence does not support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 1
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1

    Claim #9: improve sports performance

    Some evidence exists to support the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 2
    Overall Rating of this Claim 2

    Claim #10: improve sprint performance

    The evidence supports the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 2
    Overall Rating of this Claim 2.5

    Claim #11: improve swimming performance

    The evidence supports the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 1
    Overall Rating of this Claim 3

    Claim #12: increase muscle mass

    The evidence supports the claim. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 5
    Overall Rating of this Claim 3

    Claim #13: increase protein synthesis

    The evidence supports the claim, however with such a small amount of research included in the database on this claim, you should use caution when interpretting the results. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 1
    Overall Rating of this Claim 3

    Claim #14: increase strength

    The evidence supports the claim. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 17
    Overall Rating of this Claim 2.5

    Claim #15: reduce muscle damage

    Some evidence exists to support the claim. Read more about this claim.
    Number of Studies in this Claim 5
    Overall Rating of this Claim 1.6