Does creatine affect growth hormone levels?

    Last Updated: April 17, 2024

    Limited evidence suggests that a single dose of creatine at rest may increase growth hormone secretion in the hours following supplementation, with a high degree of variability between individuals (38%–128%).[1] On the other hand, creatine loading (but not a lower daily dose to maintain elevated creatine levels) may blunt exercise-induced growth hormone secretion.[2]


    1. ^Schedel JM, Tanaka H, Kiyonaga A, Shindo M, Schutz YAcute creatine loading enhances human growth hormone secretionJ Sports Med Phys Fitness.(2000 Dec)
    2. ^Peyrebrune MC, Stokes K, Hall GM, Nevill MEEffect of creatine supplementation on training for competition in elite swimmersMed Sci Sports Exerc.(2005 Dec)