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I am a bodybuilder and have been thinking about taking creatine

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 34yrs • M •
ThatFitnessGuy8 is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
I am a bodybuilder and have been thinking about taking creatine
I am a natural bodybuilder. I only take a whey protein and my essential fish oil and multivitamin, but have been wondering about which creatine is considered the safest? I have tried micronized creatine monohydrate once and felt very strange with a dizzy/nausea feeling and a high blood pressure level and my body had a dry sweat and had no energy while working out so i stopped taking it right away because I did not feel normal. Now I'm wondering if the one i had could of been contaminated and such......so base on my research here have been some other ones I seemed interested in trying (Purple-K (krealkalyn) or BSN Cell Mass or NO-EXplode?). And also do you lose most of your gains when you cycle off?

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 33yrs • M •
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my sisters bf used to take creatine and it will screw you up chemically. It has the same effects only not as harsh as roids. It allows you body to be pushed to a level that is wouldn't be able to do without them it doesn't help build muscle is just allows you to get lift more then normal and more reps. Which unlimitedly allows more improvement a lot faster.

As for the gains if you continue to work out the effects will remain until you stop its not like gaining muscle normally but if you continue to work out for a couple months like 3-4 after you are off then most the time you can keep most your results.

The first part is what her boy friend told me so i don't know the creditability but the second paragraph i've been told by a couple people so that i'm almost 100 percent on.

Just remember everything you put into your body has some sort of effect on it. Just depend of a severity and the risk. This is what you must way before doing something.

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 34yrs • M •
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Muscles derive their energy from a series of reactions involving adenosine triphosphate (ATP), phosphocreatine (PCr), adenosine diphosphate (ADP), and creatine. ATP, the amount of which is relatively constant, provides energy when it releases a phosphate molecule and becomes ADP. ATP is regenerated when PCr donates a phosphate molecule that combines with ADP. Stored PCr can fuel the first 4-5 seconds of a sprint, but another fuel source must provide the energy to sustain the activity. Creatine supplements increase the storage of PCr, thus making more ATP available to fuel the working muscles and enable them to work harder before becoming fatigued.

Creatine supplementation often causes weight gain that can be mistaken for increase in muscle mass. Increasing intracellular creatine may cause an osmotic influx of water into the cell because creatine is an osmotically active substance It is possible that the weight gained is water retention and not increased muscle. The retention of water may be connected to reports of muscle cramps, dehydration, and heat intolerance when taking creatine supplements. It would be prudent to encourage proper hydration for creatine users. Further research is needed to investigate these and other possible side effects.

Creatine is classified as a "dietary supplement" under the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act and is available without a prescription. Creatine is not subjected to FDA testing, and the purity and hygienic condition of commercial creatine products may be questionable

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 34yrs • M •
ThatFitnessGuy8 is new to Captain Cynic and has less than 15 posts. New members have certain restrictions and must fill in CAPTCHAs to use various parts of the site.
So zachfrenzel would your sister's boyfriend recommmend taking it or did he think that it's not worth taking....because when I took it before I felt weird along with muscle cramps and stuff. So I was just trying to figure out if different brands may react differently?

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I am a bodybuilder and have been thinking about taking creatine
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