Intuitively, supplementation with creatine should in fact elevate creatine concentrations in muscle tissue and thus allow for increased resynthesis of phosphocreatine molecules, yielding enhanced capacity to perform work (as we just discussed above). Exercise-induced muscle pain, soreness, and cramps. The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness,34(3), 203.
However, creatine supplementation doesn’t have much role in reducing DOMS nor recovery time after training has occurred, and in fact could possibly intensify DOMS from increased training output.
Again, this isn’t to say creatine supplements should be avoided since performance increases and DOMS are ultimately conducive to muscle growth.
We will cover the basics of how creatine works as a biomolecule for energy production and discuss how supplementing with it can benefit your recovery both in and out of the gym.
I’m sure most readers are familiar with the molecule known as adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP), which is essentially the energy currency for the cells in your body.
For example, some people like to train certain muscles 3 times per week, and if DOMS is constantly nagging those specific muscles than it becomes very challenging, if not dangerous and painful, to keep training those muscles without sufficient time to recover.