How the Phosphocreatine System Produces Energy
Transcribed from video:
– Then we have to look at Phsophocreatine. Phsophocreatine is a chemical that’s stored in the body. A lot of you guys will know creatine as a performance supplement, a health supplement. There’s a lot of research coming out now about the effects on Alzheimer’s and Dementia and a lot of other health metrics beyond the scope of just physical sport performance. But basically, the reason you take that is that is allows you to to go through this process very quickly. Phosphocreatine gives you some close as to what its role is. Phospho, the P here. So it helps with this process. I’m not going to go in depth in how it does that, but just know that the Phsophocreatine stuff, there’s a certain amount of creatine in your body, stored in your muscles, and it allows you to go through this cycle, this process very quickly. The way that you can get that in your diet is by eating foods that have creatine in them. And because creatine is stored in muscles, you would get this by eating muscles, as in steak, animals, things, places that creatine comes from, alright? So good idea to supplement if that’s not something that you eat, because you’re not able to get a lot of that creatine from non-animal sources in your diet.
Dan Williams is the Director of Range of Motion and leads a team of Exercise Physiologists, Sports Scientists, Physiotherapists and Coaches. He has a Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Health Science) and a Postgraduate Bachelor of Exercise Rehabilitation Science from The University of Western Australia, with minors in Biomechanics and Sport Psychology.