Studies related to Glycogen Content and Creatine

Muscle Glycogen Supercompensation Is Enhanced By Prior Creatine Supplementation

Effect Increase
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-7 Days
Number of Subjects 12
Sex Male
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
20 g/day for 5 days between two standard glycogen loading protocols (a large carbohydrate intake subsequent to glycogen-depleting exercise) increased glycogen stores from 41% to 53%. Although creatine was taken up in the muscles to high levels (an increase of 37-46%), its uptake rate was not affected by the glycogen depletion and repletion.

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