Creatine is naturally produced in the human body. It is primarily manufactured in the liver where it enters the bloodstream and is regularly delivered to other body parts and muscles. Initially, the amino acids arginine and glycine react, then form a compound called guanidinoacetate. When guanidinoacetate receives a methyl group from SAMe or S-adenosylmethionine, it transforms into creatine. Chemically, creatine is known as N-aminoiminomethyl-N-methylgycine-N-amidinosarcosine, N-methyl-N-guanylglycine and methylglycocyamine. One gram of creatine can dissolve in 75 milliliters at room temperature and the rate increases as temperature rises.
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