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Creatine- it's use - ban by FSSAI and its impact

There are many advantages in starting fitness training at a young age
It will help develop a positive impression of fitness training and develop the ability to cope with the changes experienced in adolescence, improve body image and maintain good health and lifelong healthy habits.
Understanding your body and correct nutritional values are essential to anyone’s everyday living the younger you start understanding the importance of personal fitness, the longer you can prolong your life and sense of overall health.
Bodybuilding can be detrimental to teen’s health if they practice it incorrectly or if they adopt common bodybuilding dietary and supplement practices wrongly, there is a way to use and safely use supplements which a lot of us do not know about .
Teens tend to focus on what our so called GURU’s in Gym teach us. They target the young mind and give them the dream of an aesthetic and great looking body. The teens are intimidated by this thought and they tend to opt for shortcuts.
It takes years of hard work, eating properly and discipline to develop a world class physique.
So for any beginner or a new bee it’s quite impossible to look that way. None of the international physiques like Phil Heath, Jay Cutler, and Sadik achieved their mass and class overnight, instead they gradually built their strength and endurance to look that way.
So never opt for a shortcut but rather focus on hard work and discipline combined with right nutrition and supplementation.

CREATINE as a supplement-
It is a nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vegetables and meat. It’s main role is to supply body withy ATP {adenosine triphosphate, the energy currency of cell} .this is typically done by supplying ADP (adenosine di-phosphate) with an additional phosphate group.
SO What does Creatine do?
It supplies body with energy; this is done by recycling ADP with phosphate group which in turn leads to the formation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate)
The end product of all the metabolism in our body is energy i.e.. ATP

In Human body creatine  manufacture usually occur in liver and kidneys .On an average it is produced at an average of 1gm/day in young adults( if nutrition is proper). Though it helps boost the energy of our body it also have some side effects like asthmatic breathing ,renal problems ,dehydration ,diaheria but however these side effects are debatable and can also occur due to series of problems in family or improper nutrition or improper supplement usage.
CREATINE as a supplement-
Creatine supplements are usually used by athletes, bodybuilders, power lifters, wrestlers and others who wish to gain muscle and strength.
Creatine supplement boost the natural reserves of creatine in our body.it is usually stored in muscles and is utilized during high intensity workouts to provide you with energy. It can be utilized by body as a quick source of energy. There are several ways to use creatine some would suggest a direct use, some would suggest a loading phase and others will suggest to use it post workout or may be pre workout. What I personally advice is to use 5-6 Gms per days for 4-6 weeks and then getting of the creatine for 6-8 weeks.

Creatine does not give quick results, but the results are more likely long term where you first saturate the muscle with creatine levels to assist with energy.


Now, how does CREATINE Works?
Simple, it helps you to work harder. Creatine is no magic formula, it cannot deliver you results without hard work and right nutrition, so all it does is it makes you work harder and for longer time. When u lift heavy and for longer duration you end up being stronger and better. This is how creatine works.
CREATINE MONOHYDERATE and its ban by FSSAI-
Presently in India there are no fixed standards prescribed for the manufacture of creatine monohydrate under FSSA, 2006 (Food Safety and Standards).
On 21 December 2017, through letter FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) ordered all their food safety commissioners in all the states and UTs, that creatine monohydrate being sold with or without license to be removed from all the e-commerce platforms.
Notices have been send to various e-commerce platforms (Amazon, Home Shop 18, Flipkart ,Snapdeal) to remove Creatine Monohydrate from their forums. So according to the new rule ordered by FSSAI selling and storing creatine monohydrate is an offence. FSSAI has also requested its officers to keep a check on the orders given but the irony is despite the ban companies are selling creatine
As far no substantial actions have been taken. Retailers, e- commerce platforms and selling and consumers are buying it. It is due to lack of awareness that the major population does not know about this ban.
My take on it would be if FSSAI has banned a product then effective actions should be taken. Those selling the product should be fined and as consumers we should be more aware and should stay away from a product that has been banned.


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