Alzchem claim for creatine and muscle function in the elderly under review by the EFSA


Alzchem claim for creatine and muscle function in the elderly under review by the EFSA

(Posted on 03/08/15)

Creapure manufacturers Alzchem have submitted a health claim to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): “Creatine contributes to the maintenance of muscle function in the elderly”. They hope a decision will be reached in the next few months. Products containing creatine can already successfully claim that a daily 3g intake could "increase physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise".

Creatine's benefits for an ageing population and as a sports supplement were some of the key topics discussed by industry professionals at the Creatine in Health, Sport & Medicine conference held in Germany by AlzChem in April and attended by Cornelius Sports Nutrition expert, Laura Rehne.

Talks at the conference covered the benefits of creatine in various applications, including potentially assisting brain function, pregnancy and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions and aiding recovery from heart disease, as a dietary supplement and in conjunction with cancer treatment.

Cornelius is the exclusive distributor of AlzChem's Creapure®for the UK market.

For more information about creatine and its applications, contact Laura Rehne on 01279 714 300 or laura.rehne@cornelius.co.uk