Just wanted to know if someone has used the supplement creatine monohydrate?
Does it actually make a difference? What does it do? Or is it all in the mind.. Also does it make you bloated?
Does it improve your lactic threshold and make you do more reps?
I mostly have a vegetarian diet so I learnt that my body's creatine would be low.
Thanks in advance :)
I take kre alkalyn efx. It's creatine but supposedly it is a buffered form of it. So far I have been getting all the benefits from creatine without the bloating. I've tried different products and this has been the only one that doesn't get me bloated. But yes any creatine will def give extra pump and help you gain lean mass.
I have taken creatine for many years while I was playing football through highschool and college. I can tell you that it is not worth taking unless you are in some type of physical competition simply because you only maintain the results you get from it while you are taking it. Also, taking creatine made me gain several pounds of extra water weight. My weight would fluctuate from 212-220 lbs on a daily basis. More water needs to be consumed regularly because of that. If not it will be hard on your kidneys. When dehydrated, my kidneys felt like they were being squeezed slightly. Although my weight fluctuated so much, it did make it easier for me to keep track of my hydration levels. Yes, I would get stronger on my lifts after a week or two of supplementing creatine but once it was out of my system I was back to where I was strength and weight wise. It does work but only while it's in your system. It's not necessary at all for fitness gains. It only helps to get a slight advantage during competition.