What is Creatine?

Monday, May 12th, 2008 4,112 views

Creatine is nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertebrates and helps to supply energy to muscle and nerve cells. Creatine was identified in 1832 when Michel Eugène Chevreul discovered it as a component of skeletal muscle, which he later named creatine after the Greek word for flesh, Kreas. Creatine, by ...

What is Erythropoietin (EPO)?

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 13,384 views

 Erythropoietin (EPO) is a hormone produced by the kidney that promotes the formation of red blood cells by the bone marrow. The kidney cells that make EPO are specialized so that they are sensitive to low oxygen levels in the blood coming into the kidney. These ...