Creatine boosters claim to contain Krebs cycle intermediates, B vitamins and a small amount of creatine. They are marketed with the theory that by supplying the raw materials that are required for the manufacture of creatine leads to more creatine production. This is not the case, as natural creatine production is controlled by a feedback mechanism, and no matter how much of the raw materials are available, if there is no stimulus to produce it, production will not occur. The only way therefore to boost creatine stores is to consume exogenous creatine.
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