Is creatine safe?


Want to know how to look past the headlines and get the real facts on research?

Here's your guide to knowing how research is abused and how to be better at discerning it

Your e-mail is safe with us. We don’t share personal data.


  1. Groeneveld GJ, et al Few adverse effects of long-term creatine supplementation in a placebo-controlled trial . Int J Sports Med. (2005)
  2. Greenwood M, et al Creatine supplementation during college football training does not increase the incidence of cramping or injury . Mol Cell Biochem. (2003)
  3. Lopez RM, et al Does creatine supplementation hinder exercise heat tolerance or hydration status? A systematic review with meta-analyses . J Athl Train. (2009)
  4. Greenwood M, et al Cramping and Injury Incidence in Collegiate Football Players Are Reduced by Creatine Supplementation . J Athl Train. (2003)
  5. Shao A, Hathcock JN Risk assessment for creatine monohydrate . Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. (2006)
  6. Bender A, et al Long-term creatine supplementation is safe in aged patients with Parkinson disease . Nutr Res. (2008)