In this video I want to share with you how using creatine can have a huge impact on your digestion and overall gut health.
If you’ve ever heard anything about creatine, it was most likely concerning strength, muscular endurance, or something to do specifically with exercise.
Creatine can definitely add benefit there, but what about the other things creatine can help with?
We need stomach acid in order to digest and properly break down our food. This stomach acid needs to be pumped into our stomachs. Creatine assists with this. It helps pump the acid into the stomach in order to better digest our foods.
Lack of stomach acid (which is very common as we age) creates undigested foods and nutrients. These can end up sitting in our stomach causing bacteria to build up.
Low stomach acid can also impact our ability to absorb important proteins and minerals that could lead to long term vitamin & mineral deficiencies.
Inadequate stomach acid levels have been associated with a number of health conditions.
2. Absorption of nutrients
Once our food is properly digested it enters into our small intestine. From there we should be able to absorb a lot of the nutrients from our food.
One thing I tell my clients regularly is that just because we eat something, it doesn’t necessarily mean we will utilize all of it. It has to be absorbed.
One factor of absorption is these finger-like projections that live in our small intestine. Their main job is to absorb nutrients.
On the ends of these finger-like projections, we have cells. These cells need to be regenerated every few days. Creatine is one of the things that help power the regeneration and utilization of these cells in order to aid us in absorbing nutrients more efficiently.
I am interested to know if any of you have used creatine before and if so, what made you decide to take it? Comment down below and let me know.
How much creatine do I need every day? Can I get all of it from food?
In order to get the amount needed to be the most efficient, you would have to eat around 1-2 lbs of meat per day.
That’s a lot of meat! Not many people eat that much meat, and for the average person, I don’t usually recommend that much meat.
Many people can get a lot of benefit from the supplementation of creatine. If you choose to supplement with creatine, I recommend that you use creatine monohydrate.
There are other forms out there, and I’m not saying they are bad forms of creatine. But monohydrate has the most research around it.
Not all supplements are created equal. Make sure any creatine supplement that you use doesn’t have any added fillers or additives in it.
I would recommend that you take anywhere from 3-5g of creatine per day.
Here is the creatine I recommend: https://amzn.to/2GVrHX3
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