What is Creatine?
According to an article on Men’s Health “body’s ability to produce energy rapidly. With more energy, you can train harder and more often, producing faster results“. Creatine is typically bought in flavored powders and mixed with liquid. It is a bodybuilding supplement that increases the
How Much Should you Take?
All you need is 1 scoop a day (5 grams). There is no benefits from taking more than that.
You should also take creatine every second month. This way, your body won’t get addicted to it.
What Type of Creatine Should you Buy?
If you really want to start taking creatine, I would suggest buying monohydrate creatine. The normal type keeps the water into your muscles for longer time, which will lead to stretch marks on your skin over time.
Here is one I would recommend: Nutricost Creatine Monohydrate 500G
it’s cheap and has great reviews.
Is Creatine Safe?
Creatine does not cause damage to skeletal muscle or the heart, liver, or kidneys. Although you shouldn’t take it if you have polycystic kidney disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, or another kidney disorder characterized by tissue swelling.
As you can see, creatine doesn’t really have any serious side effects. However, when you take too much of it at the time, it can cause things like: stomach distress, diarrhea, and water retention if you don’t drink enough water.
Do you Really need Creatine?
I personally don’t use it, and I personally don’t think you would need it either. At least not in the beginning. As long as you are increasing the weights on your key exercises consistently, creatine is not necessary.
If your bench press stats increase by 30 kg, your chest is going to change drastically for sure (in a good way). If you add 20 kg to your chin ups, your back is going to grow as well, and the same goes with all the compound exercises you can think of.
So remember this: Focus on the most important things first!
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