|Well, creatine seems to work wonders with some, but others claim it does damage. Some say its does what it claims, some say it causes health problems. Before we pass judgement, we must realize a couple of things. Are we taking creating properly, is the source of my creatine actually good, and am I using the supplement with a well-balanced meal and a hard workout?
Keep this is mind, because I will like to respond to a lot of suggestions that are posted. Creatine does work if you take it properly. The key word is IF. Why? Creatine powder does produce creatinine, yes a toxic or waste product or whatever you want to call it. I hear a lot of people talk about that creatine is bad, I get sick, I get diarrhea. Well, do you know you are supposed to drink more water than you are? People suggest a gallon. That's a lot of water, but there's a reason. Water is one of our body's greatest workers. Water aids in the removal of waste products. Also, water is used as a transport mechanism. When you read this, you should have a little ring in your head. Why? Since creatine produces creatinine, a waste product, water aids in removal. Also, it helps to hydrate your cells. Creatine also dehydrates your cells with all that powder. That's why I get diarrhea. When you become dehydrated, you get diarrhea unfortunately. Also, drinking this vast amount of water helps increase muscle activity and water retention. People say it's just water retention, but that's the best thing about creatine. Water retention is a signal that tells muscles that nutrients are in the muscle, so production is great. That is why you should take creatine after you work out with some sort of MRP or protein or lunch.
I know, people say "oh he got sick, he lost a kidney." Yes, this world is full of idiots who want muscles so bad they'll do anything. There are a lot of naive people who think more is better. More is not better. In fact, the body can only take about 2.5 grams of creatine. The rest goes down the toilet. Also ,for you people who take it the right way, eat right, exercise, etc...go to the source. Creatine has a shelf life of only 6 months people. After that, it becomes, oh my god, yes creatinine. SO, maybe you thought you were taking creatine, but in reality you were pumping creatinine all this time.
A lot of companies also don't use pure creatine. Before you use it, research it for yourself. If you dig, you can find out a lot of things about a company. Some are good and others are like gold diggers who just want your money. Also, people who say just eat red meat. It takes many steaks to get the amount of creatine you get in a supplement, because when you cook it, it loses creatine. Also, cancer from eating red meat is not tempting.
People, if you're going to use creatine, make sure you know what
you're doing. It's good and bad in many ways because of the reasons
listed. I use creatine, it's done me wonders, but I did a lot
of research. Remember, you can do everything your supposed to
do, but when something goes wrong, maybe it's not your fault.
I would just suggest taking creatine in a dosage of 2.5 grams.
People do loading phases, which is alright, but can waste creatine
fast because your body can't take all of it and it goes down the
toilet and you just lost 30-50 bucks. If you take it in a dosage
of 2.5 grams, it will take longer, but help you a lot more in
not putting creatinine in your system. Also, be
sure to get some magnesium. The body depletes it when using creatine.
It works best with peptides. Remember, you decide what you put
in your body, just make sure you do enough research.
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