|Just want to add my thoughts on Creatine. I play second row in
my rugby team and also weight train to help keep my strength and
power up to suit the role. I decided I was going to start using
Creatine to up my game and bought my self some pure Creatine monohydrate.
Being a bit cautious (like most intelligent people would be including
yourselves because you have obviously done the same) I decided
to find out as much info as I could before using it.
I think it's pretty clear by now that this info just doesn’t
exist and 99% is down to people's opinion. Within my team there
are guys that swear by the stuff then others who wouldn’t
touch it for anything, and I think this is a reflection of this
It's very early days for Creatine and unfortunately we're only
going to find out at a later date the true long term effects but
just a little thought is that a couple of generations ago people
would argue that there where no harmful affects of smoking and
its only now we have our relatives dying as a direct result of
something they were led to believe was ok.
I have no doubts that Creatine works and I’m sure that
if I was to start using the tub sitting at the end of my desk
I would start to see great results but it simply comes down to:
is it worth the risk?
With the aim of being a healthy, strong man I can’t bring
myself to risk what this stuff might do to me. It seems to be
simple common sense to me that if something is not naturally obtainable
and your body is not designed to take it that it can't be good
for you, the human body has evolved for thousands of years to
get to this point so I’m sure it knows what is best for
If you think about it weight gain supplements are for convenience
it would be possible to consume the calories through normal food
just not practical. It is IMPOSSIBLE to intake the levels of Creatine
through normal food this should tell you that maybe it’s
just not meant to happen for a reason.
And some people can't take aspirin, consume shellfish etc. this
is a completely different issue, you are talking about allergies
etc. where talking about the long term effects on EVERYBODY. Creatine
is potentially the next generation's cigarette.
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