Muscle Sport Magazine

Creatine Supplementation Quick Guide

Creatine is a supplement that can’t be overlooked by anyone who’s getting serious with bodybuilding or fitness.

It’s a highly researched supplement that can help you combat workout fatigue and get you lifting longer with more intensity. This will eventually improve muscle size and endurance. And that’s something that anyone who lifts weights wants. Surely.

Creatine works by helping your body produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is what your body uses to help a muscle contract. When you lift a weight, your body uses ATP for the movement, as it does this something called ADP is left behind.

ADP cannot be used by the body for energy on it’s own. So when you supplement creatine, the ADP can take it and use it to form more ATP.

Basically, creatine can make you stronger, increase endurance and improve body composition.

But, you need to be consistent in how you take it and make sure you take the right dose.

Creatine, for all its’ amazing benefits, can also be a bit annoying and cause some side effects.

Because of the way in which creatine draws water from the body to muscles, it can have an effect on your stomach.

Common problems include nausea, diarrhoea and cramps. And the nausea can be a nightmare if you are trying to load up so you can bash out some PR’s.

Remember, that some pre-workout supplements also have creatine in them. So keep an eye on labels.

Generally, reports of strong side effects are of people who supplement creatine monohydrate. Many people suggest you can try creatine ethyl ester, however for some the side effects might still persist.

If you are sticking with creatine then remember to up your water intake to account for the supplement drawing it from other bits of your body.

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