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Creatine monohydrate is an effective performance-enhancing substance that increases muscle power and recovery from repeated bouts of high-intensity exercise. It promotes performance in sports such as track and field, football, bodybuilding, tennis and weightlifting. While the supplement is widely used by high school athletes, its effectiveness or safety are not known. Researchers from Chile found that elite junior soccer players improved power output after consuming creatine monohydrate for two weeks. This was a small study involving only nine subjects in the experimental group. Also, the athletes experienced only minimal improvements in performance. We know little about the safety of this supplement in young athletes, so at this time we can’t recommend it. (Journal International Society Sports Nutrition, 14:5, 2017)