Jennifer and I started taking creatine phosphate, and I have added it to the page:
I started taking it because phosphate is a part of ATP, adenosine tri phosphate.
I generally did not think people are low in phosphate, because NPK (nitrogen, phosperous, potassium) fertilizer is overused, and phosphate is thus already added to our artificial food chain, and can in theory be a part of the problem.
I also did not think most people are low in phosphate, because it is a major mineral in the body already, as shown here:
Phosphate is listed 6th as part of the major minerals in the human body. We have over a pound of it in the body!
—– Major Minerals —–
Oxygen 43 kilos = 65% of your body’s mass.
Carbon 16,000 g = 16 kilo
Hydrogen 7000 g
Nitrogen 1800 g
Calcium 1000 g or 1 kilo
Phosphorus 780 g
Potassium 140 g
Sulfur 140 g
Sodium 100 g
Chlorine 95,000 mg or 95 grams
Magnesium 19,000 mg or 19 g
My third reason for hesitating taking phosphate is that I generally don’t like taking amino acids, as creatine is an amino, and I’d rather eat real food like beef. If one amino acid is good, why not all of them, and if you take all of them, why not just eat beef?
And I finally liked my conclusion that “powdered beef” is just silly, yucky, and expensive.
My fourth reason for hesitating to take phosphate is that phosphate is often found in soda, and the phosphate content of soda is blamed for causing bone problems.
And this is where it gets tricky. Phosphate is a major component of bones, and phosphate deficiency causes bone problems, and phosphate cures bone and joint problems, which, as a former sufferer and overcomer of arthritis, causes my ears to perk up. Also, I’m attracted to controversy, because that’s how you find out the lies!
But, I was a bit on the low side on energy, and I figured I might as well try it, because phospate is the major part of ATP. I figured, a trial is hardly dangerous, because creatine has been around forever, and is a super popular supplement for athletes. And I’ve tried it before. If I don’t need it, then it won’t do anything, and it will likely be mostly harmless.
Sure enough, wow. It’s working. More energy!
I have better workouts. I’m suddenly gaining both strength and desire to lift again, AND getting stronger rapidly.
I’m no longer napping. Bonus!
And with more energy, my brain is also working better.
Jennifer will chime in with her own testimonial soon, and as of now, she has been taking it for only 2 days, today is the third day.
Here’s where it gets very interesting.
A few years ago, when I discovered that copper binds with fluoride, making a copper 2 fluoride molecule, I also learned that with the addition of a phosphate, it makes a more stable copper 2 fluoride phosphate molecule. So, in theory, we might get a bit of our phosphate used up because of fluoride exposure and fluoride detox!
However, creatine phosphate, while safe, might be one of the most dangerous supplements that we take. It can mask kidney disease. Kidney disease is detected by large amounts of creatinine, a derivative of creatine metabolism. Misinterpretation of alterted test results is bad either way. If you accidentally think you have kidney problems from a supplement, then you might start taking kidney drugs you don’t need. Or if you ignore the test results, considering that they are a normal effect of creatine supplement, and ignore a possible underlying kidney damage, you might end up with kidney damage and not know it.
There is another common form of creatine, called creatine monohydrate. This and other forms of creatine work in much the same way, the creatine stores a phosphate for use in making ATP. But this other forms are not a source of phosphate, it just helps store phosphate in the muscles on the creatine part.
That is likely why I was wrong to discount the addition of phosphate being not necessary because it’s a major mineral. It may well be the creatine doing most of the work to boost energy, because creatine helps to recycle the phosphate you do have.