Creatine is a favorite supplement among bodybuilders to enhance their physiques. Many people question whether creatine is safe to use and wonder if it is as dangerous as steroids. You are going to learn the basics of creatine use, what it does for your body, and some of the false interpretations of creatine. After reading this you should then possess the knowledge to determine whether or not you should use creatine.
Creatine is naturally made in the body and comes in many of the foods you eat, which is why they cannot ban it. Foods such as salmon, tuna, and beef contain trace amounts of creatine, but your best sources are from Creatine Ethyl Ester or Creatine Monohydrate because they carry more creatine per weight of product than any other available source.
Creatine can increase lean muscle mass after only a weeks use. It also speeds up your recovery rate, increases energy, improves endurance levels, and even accelerates fat loss. Creatine also increases muscles` growth, making your muscle muscle fibers bigger and stronger. This happens because creatine super hydrates muscle cells with water.
To many people confuse creatine with anabolic steroids, which is not the case. The media is mostly to blame for this because they do not have proper knowledge on the matter and use it as an excuse to why they are out of shape. "Creatine causes heart problems," "Creatine makes your testicles shrink," I`ve even heard a guy say that he hates people who use creatine, but why? It is completely safe.
Creatine is relatively a cheap supplement and one you shouldn`t be spending an arm and leg on anyways. My personal experience with creatine made me gain a solid three pounds after two weeks use but I lost that weight after I quit supplementing with it. Other people easily gain more weight than that but I try keeping fat gain to the absolute minimum. So if you want to experiment with creatine, don`t be afraid to give it a try. Just be smart and know what you`re doing beforehand. Until next time, later.
December 29, 2005