The Benefits of Creatine in Sports Nutrition and Other Key Nutrients to Consider 

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Posted: February 8, 2024

Maximizing athletic performance extends beyond intense training – it involves nourishing your body with essential elements like nutrition, quality sleep, hydration, and strategic supplements. In the realm of sports nutrition, creatine emerges as a standout, being extensively researched and widely embraced for its role in elevating exercise and sports performance (1). However, it’s important to note that creatine doesn’t act in isolation – the essential mineral Magnesium plays an important role in the function of creatine. Join us as we explore the benefits of creatine and magnesium, supporting performance enhancement. 

How does creatine work?

Creatine supplementation increases the concentrations of both creatine and phosphocreatine in the body – two molecules involved in the production of the molecule that your muscles rely on for the energy to perform, known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) (2).  But ATP doesn’t work alone – it relies on the essential mineral magnesium to help stabilize its structure to help ensure that energy is generated properly. Magnesium plays several important roles related to performance, including supporting energy metabolism, muscle and nerve function, and contributing to the synthesis of proteins, bones, and DNA (3).  

Maximizing Performance with Creatine and Magnesium 

Creatine provides multiple benefits to athletes when used alongside a resistance training program. It is considered the most effective supplement currently available to athletes for improving high-intensity exercise capacity and lean body mass during training (1,4). Magnesium is an essential mineral with multiple health benefits supporting cellular energy production and muscle function (5). Incorporating these into your fitness regimen supports your path to peak performance. 

Creatine MagnaPower® & Performance

Creatine MagnaPower® is a unique blend of creatine and magnesium that helps provide purposeful nutrition for athletes. Beyond the standalone benefits of creatine and magnesium, this specialized blend helps to improve cellular hydration and increase anabolic signaling in athletes (6), delivering significant muscular performance benefits, with no loading phase required (7)

Creatine MagnaPower® supplementation has also shown to improve several markers of performance – from bench press work capacity (8) to sprinting performance in elite soccer players (7). Whether designing supplements for weightlifters, elite athletes, or the 55+ active consumer (9), Creatine MagnaPower® is an excellent fit for your product line. 

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Interested in learning more about Creatine MagnaPower® or other nutritional solutions for athletes? Contact the team at Balchem and let us help you! 


  1. International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: safety and efficacy of creatine supplementation in exercise, sport, and medicine – PMC ( 
  1. Magnesium – Health Professional Fact Sheet ( 
  1. Dietary Supplements for Exercise and Athletic Performance – Health Professional Fact Sheet ( 
  1. Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, 1997.   
  1. Magnesium-creatine supplementation effects on body water – PubMed ( 
  1. The Effects of Long-Term Magnesium Creatine Chelate Supplementation on Repeated Sprint Ability (RAST) in Elite Soccer Players – PubMed ( 
  1. Mg2+-creatine chelate and a low-dose creatine supplementation regimen improve exercise performance – PubMed ( 

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