Studies related to Blood Flow and Creatine

Comparison Of Creatine Ingestion And Resistance Training On Energy Expenditure And Limb Blood Flow

Effect Increase
Values Calf and forearm blood flow increased by 30% and 38% respectively in the training plus creatine group. No changes were seen for creatine alone or training without creatine.
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 2-4 Weeks
Number of Subjects 30
Sex Male
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Untrained
Notes for this study:
30 healthy but untrained male volunteers were given either placebo or a loading dose of creatine (5 g four times a day for 5 days) followed by a maintenance dose (5 g twice a day) for 28 days and underwent 5 hours of resistance training a week or remained on creatine without training. Creatine plus resistance training improved calf and forearm blood flow. Fat-free mass, strength, and resting metabolic rate also increased.