Setauket, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2013
On March 6, 2013, Brian Turner representative for fitness supplement retailer, Muscular Development Store, responds to an article published by WPXI, which discusses the teenage use of creatine.
According to WPXI, many teens have resorted to supplement use because of the pressure to perform well in sports. WPXI reports that due to high school sports highly competitive atmosphere, teens looking to make the team turn to legal performance-boosting substances like creatine.
Certified dietitian Kim Schwabenbauer says young athletes believe the hype associated with certain supplements. Young athletes, according to Schwabenbauer, use these substances to obtain an advantage in games. However, she says creatine use could pose a threat to teenage development because it has not been adequately monitored.
The American College of Sports Medicine advises children younger than 18 to avoid the use of creatine, reports WPXI. Though creatine is a natural substance found in meat and fish, too much might pose threats to growing bodies. In fact, the National Institutes of Health found that creatine could harm the kidneys, liver or heart when taken in high doses.
Brian Turner, a spokesperson for the Muscular Development Store, says teenage bodies develop rapidly and it’s best to let the body bulk itself up naturally. “Teenagers are constantly growing,” Turner says. “It’s easier and more effective for them to build muscle naturally by hard work, eating natural proteins and weight training.”
While he says teenagers should stay away from supplements, Turner affirms the effectiveness of creatine on adult bodies. “Adults stop growing soon after 18,” he says.
“After that, it’s OK to use creatine for a short period of time to build muscle and enhance workouts. Creatine is used as part of an exercise regimen and should not be used for long periods of time. When taken properly, it can be a big help in the muscle building process.”
Turner says while creatine is a naturally occurring substance, he recommends that any athlete interested in using a supplement consult a physician beforehand.
A good fitness regimen must be augmented with proper nutrition. At the Muscular Development Store, we offer products to enhance your workout and maximize the fitness benefits of your routine. We negotiate the lowest possible prices from manufacturers, and are proud to offer bestselling, brand-name sports nutrition products well below the suggested retail price.