Does anyone still use creating?

mtwarden

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my blood work for the last 20 years shows my creatine levels just barely above the “normal” range
 

crushh87

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I swear I used it for like a month one time and my hair started falling out. I’m pretty young and I thought my days of flowing hair were numbered. Stopped using it after reading about it potentially causing issues with hair and never had an issue again.


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winnow

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The smart people on the internets are taking 5 grams daily.
They're not taking it as workout supplement.

And a thought on the water weight gain. Consider this water that's not in your backpack. If it's in your body, your body may find a use for it at some point. Also, the water weight looks aesthetically pleasing if you're lean.
 

Florida Bow Hunter

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I'm 64 and I just started on it recently. I'm shooting 80 pounds and need a little push in my workouts to maintain strength and muscle. It definetely works,and I feel it also has helped me with my shoulder pain I had from bicep long and short tendon. I feel as though I have gotten more limber,stronger, and flexible.

It does take a concerted water intake effort, and it seems for me anyway, the more water intake, the more pump I maintain lifting weights. I intend to use it until the end of the year and wean myself off it. I am dead set against the Doctor advised "TRT" nonsense as I feel it is simply taking steroids,legally. When you age, you need any boost you can take and creatine used with amino acids and whey proteins really helps me I feel.

Now for those of you backpacking into the woods for 7 days and limited on water intake ? I encourage you to wean yourself off atleast for a month afterwards before embarking on those type of hunts. Your body needs a large amount of water,and when not supplied, cramps come from all over,including your chest/heart. So I see it as being a supplement that calls for additional care, and when in the back country, you don't have those sort of ways to care for yourself 24/7.
 

mtwarden

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I’ve never had any problems on 7+ day trips. I do insure I’m putting in the fluids, but no adverse effects that I can tell from using creatine daily (I don’t take it with me on trips, one less thing to think about).
 

doc holiday13

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Its great stuff, but i wouldn't use it if you aren't regular in the gym AND pushing yourself hard. First time I took it.... Whew.. I blew up in the gym. I put on a lot of size.

But its been said, you gotta drink a lot of water with it
 

OrangeHat

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Absolutely yes, almost no downside and more science backing it than almost anything else in the fitness industry, as far as supplements go
 

Wingshooter

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I am a firm believer in taking creatine I think everyone who trains should take it other than that eat good stuff.
 

matthewbwinter

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Yes creatine is a wonderful adjunct to any sort of strength training and boosts energy reserves. I even brought some to Canada with me on my moose hunt
 

stev7975

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Been taking creatine for 25 years in various doses and for various activities. Ran D1 middle distance in college, bulked up a bit in grad school and did a lot of hard hunting throughout and to this day. Now down to a dose in my morning protein shake and still work out daily. The stuff works for me. Yeah, drink water. But I drink beer too and it hasn't been an issue. Makes muscles bigger and stronger and lactic flushes faster. Haven't found a drawback yet.
 
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