Is creatine good for working out?

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asked Apr 11, 2019 in Other- Health by NadineEM (320 points)
Is creatine good for working out?

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answered Apr 11, 2019 by Niko (18,430 points)
The supplement creatine is wonderful for working out and building up muscle and I've used it myself with great results.

Creatine is really effective for working out and muscle growth and is a recommended supplement for those trying to build and grow muscle.

To grow muscle and build muscle strength you should take up to 5 grams of creatine per day and then as you grow your muscles you can slow down on the amount of creatine you take.

After a month or two of taking creatine supplements and working out you should see a good increase in your muscle growth.
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answered Feb 16 by col83 (1,570 points)
Side effects of taking Creatine include.

Kidney damage.
Liver damage.
Kidney stones.
Weight gain.
Bloating.
Dehydration.
Muscle cramps.
Digestive problems.
Abdominal pain.
Abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmias)
Cardiac arrest.
Heart disease (cardiomyopathy)
Dehydration.
Diarrhea.
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Ischemic stroke.

Taking Creatine may lead to making some people angry but it's not common.

There is no direct causal link between using creatine and it causing increased aggression.

Supplementing creatine increases these stores in the body and there are minimal side effects when using it within recommended doses.

Creatine can make you bigger and increase your muscle mass as well.

Taking creatine can cause rapid water weight because the supplement draws water into your muscles' cells.

Your muscles may even appear bigger, even if you've just begun your training.

Taking Creatine can affect you sexually as some people have reported decreased Libido when taking Creatine but not everyone is affected sexually or has a decreased Libido when taking Creatine.

The benefits of taking Creatine are it improves strength, increases lean muscle mass, and helps the muscles recover more quickly during exercise.

The muscular boost from taking Creatine can help athletes achieve bursts of speed and energy, especially during short bouts of high-intensity activities such as weight lifting or sprinting.

If you're an athlete or want to build muscle then you should be taking creatine.

In order to build muscle, you need to apply stress to your muscles through progressive resistance or strength training.

This process requires energy, and creatine supplies a primary source of energy for this process.

Therefore, ensuring you are consuming an adequate amount of creatine is essential if you want to progress.

Creatine is a natural substance found in muscle and red meat and the creatine helps to maintain a continuous supply of energy to working muscles by keep production up in working muscles.

Small amounts of creatine are also found in your heart, brain and other tissues.

Creatine is not a steroid but instead it's a natural substance that is naturally found in muscle and in red meat and fish, though at far lower levels than in the powder form sold on bodybuilding websites and at your local GNC.

Creatine can be bad for you when you have kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease or if you're under 18 because it can cause kidney damage, liver disease and even kidney stones.

Creatine can be dangerous to those under 18 years of age or to those who have health issues such as diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease etc.

Or if you take too much creatine it can also be dangerous.

The amount of creatine that is safe per day is around 4 to 5 grams of creatine daily for up to 18 months or 25 grams daily for up to 14 days.

It is safe to take creatine everyday as long as you don't take too much creatine daily.

Creatine is safe to take as long as you have no health issues.

Creatine isn't recommended for people with kidney or liver disease, or diabetes.

Others who should avoid taking creatine are children under age 18 and women who are pregnant or nursing.

Taking creatine everyday is not harmful for most people as long as they don't take more than 10 grams of creatine daily.

Most people can safely take up to 10 grams of creatine daily without any health issues.

However if you take more than 10 grams of creatine daily then it may cause health issues.

Taking too much creatine or taking creatine everyday for some people can cause stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea as well as muscle cramping.

The creatine causes your muscles to draw water out of the rest of your body so just be aware of how much creatine you're taking and you should be just fine.

When taking creatine there's no requirement or need to cycle the creatine unless you want too.

Some people do cycle creatine but you're not required to do so.

Most people do believe that you're supposed to cycle creatine but science studies have shown their is no need to cycle creatine.

Your body naturally produces creatine and when you're taking creatine your bodies own production of creatine will slow down some but your body will continue to produce the creatine and your own natural levels of creatine will then return to normal if and when you stop taking the creatine.

So if you want to cycle the creatine you can do so but it's not needed or required to cycle the creatine.

Just continue taking the creatine as normal and you will be just fine.

Creatine is an organic compound with the nominal formula CNCH₂CO₂H.

Creatine exists in various modifications in solution.

Creatine is found in vertebrates where it facilitates recycling of adenosine triphosphate, primarily in muscle and brain tissue

About 95% of creatine is stored in the skeletal muscle of your body and is used during physical activity.

Creatine helps to maintain a continuous supply of energy to working muscles by keep production up in working muscles.

Small amounts of creatine are also found in your heart, brain and other tissues.

Some side effects of creatine include.

Kidney damage.
Liver damage.
Kidney stones.
Weight gain.
Bloating.
Dehydration.
Muscle cramps.
Digestive problems.

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