creatine monohydrate

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A substance promoted in the late 1940s as an effective therapy for cancer, which in samples obtained by the NCI and the FDA consisted of creatine monohydrate in mineral oil. Of the 4307 Krebiozen-treated cases investigated by the FDA, less than one-half of the medical records were complete enough to allow evaluation; only three of these 1526 cases had what would be considered objective responses, and the three cases may have represented spontaneous regression of cancer. The healthcare professionals of the Krebiozen Research Foundation were indicted on 49 counts of fraud and conspiracy, but were acquitted.

cre·a·tine mon·o·hy·drate

(krē'ă-tin mon'ō-hī'drāt)
A physiologic amino acid that is taken as a supplement by athletes to improve performance; gastrointestinal complaints common; suggested cause of impaired renal function.
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The present study was designed to determine the influence of two different doses (1% and 3%) of creatine monohydrate on serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6 and IL-18) in female albino mice with neonatal HI insult.
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Proteins high in BCAAs and glutamine (especially whey, caseinate and milk protein isolates); and creatine monohydrate (for high power, brief recovery sports).
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Oral creatine supplementation followed the manufacturer's recommended dose of ~5 g of creatine monohydrate dissolved in 237 mL (8 fluid ounces) of Gatorade[R] (5).
Creatine monohydrate is certainly one of the hottest ergogenic (sports-enhancing) supplements of the decade.