My fellow t-men and t-women,
I have some questions about creatine that i need cleared up for my debate at UNiversity.
O.k first I want to make sure I have it right;
- During muscular contractions ATP uses a phosphate for energy and then the ATP turns into ADP, Then this ADP goes for a “little ride” and along comes creatine with a phosphate in tow and the phosphate reattaches to the ADP forming ATP.
Question 1. Is creatine used only to transport phosphate?
Question 2. The fact that your taking creatine orally, does this mean that your own creatine stores are no longer produced by the body? Is there a feedback mechanism here?
Question 3. What’s the problem during the kreb cycle (if I have it right in the beginning) Do “run out” of creatine or phosphate first?
I realize these questions are probibly pretty basic but I would appreciate if anyone could help me out.