Creatine Persuasive Speech

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I have often heard about Creatine in my younger days when in the gym lifting weights. It was something then that I knew really nothing about. I just always had the perception of it being similar to steroids because of how people talked about it. They made it sound like it was something extremely dangerous and that you should never touch it. You would also see signs in the locker rooms saying that coaches were prohibited from recommending creatine for use and could face huge legal issues. I was always kind of skeptical of what I heard and so I eventually asked some questions of my own. The answers that I got weren’t really based behind any facts but then again neither were the reasons for why you should never touch it. Being the young teenager…show more content…
According to Joseph Nordqvist, Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid produced in the liver that helps L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine. “What is creatine? What are the benefits of creatine?” (1). Now that is a very scientific definition, a more simplified definition of creatine in my own words would be that creatine is a substance that you take before workouts, and it enables you to work out for a longer amount of time and at a higher and harder pace. Which when many people hear that piece of the puzzle, that often times sells them on it and they stop listening to the rest of it. This is where people go wrong because they are still very uneducated. My younger self being included in this statement because that’s all that I needed to hear and I was automatically convinced that I was going to take it regardless of any potential risks that could come with…show more content…
“Creatine: Myths and Facts” (19). In some cases people have died from misusing creatine, and the huge problem with this is that almost all of these occurrences could have been avoided if these people would have been educated on how to use Creatine safely. A lot of these deaths are often associated with athletes. One thing that should be advertised more is how much creatine should you take and when should you take a break from it so that your body can recover and your kidneys can get a break. Another big question is; will Creatine mess with your kidneys? The one thing that helps is the fact that according to Chad Kerksick, “Creatine is one of the most researched sports supplements out there”, he also states that there has been no literature that has been published that states that it is unsafe.” “Creatine: What it is, what it does, and its side effects”

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