https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPDkNIoyoQI Most people are aware that creatine is used by bodybuilders to help them to build muscle and give them energy, but creatine does much more than this. This very short video from Mymediclique explains the role creatine plays in inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. What it’s like growing up with inflammatory bowel disease? Find out more here. The video explains that the cells in the intestine also need creatine for energy and that a mutated gene in IBD patients may mean that not enough creatine is made naturally in the body to feed the intestinal cells adequately. This causes a breakdown of the lining of the intestines leading to bacterial infection and painful inflammation. Discover five lesson-known symptoms of IBD. IBD News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.