Creatine, is it Worth it?

Since 1992, when Creatine Monohydrates hit the shelves of nutrition stores everywhere, we have all heard the stories of athletes getting supposedly “Jacked”, from using supplemental creatine. The real question is, is it their workout regimen, and diet, or this new boosted creatine supplement. The question on whether or not this supplement is doing anything else to your body besides helping build muscle mass also creates a worthy discussion. First off, the supplement creatine is known as a fast acting amino acid, that boost energy production, which allows for you to get the good hard workouts you desire. It was first discovered by a French Chemist Michel Cheveul, who noticed, and discovered the acids that are in our Skeletal muscles back in 1832. Creatine is mostly used to maximize an individuals athletic performance, as well as physical gains. The thing is that creatine is a natural substance that can be obtained without having to add the factory made stuff to their diet. It can be obtained in meats such as fish. the down side to using creatines, such as the powdered form that you can obtain at your local health store, it can cause health problems if not used correctly. Yes it is a naturally occuring substance, Yes it has many uses, but can it be harmful? If not used the correct way, or in the right proportions creatine has been said to cause weight gain, anxiety, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, kidney failure, nausea, vomiting, rashes, up set stomach. Now im not saying that it is a bad substance, or that it shouldnt be used, I am just warning that it should not be used in excess. On the bright side creatine can be used for many other medical purposes rather than rapid muscular gains, and better athletic performance. Creatine has been known to be used in cases of congestive heart failure, depression, and bipolar disorder,  Parkinson’s disease. It can also help certain nerve disorders, an eye disease called gyrate atrophy, as well as high cholesterol. Creatine is not a bad thing it just has had many bad reviews from people who over due it, or don’t quite know what they’re doing when it comes to using supplemental ingredients such as creatine, protein, etc. As a society we have been known in this day and age to do things excessively. Creatine is a great thing, but cant be used excessively. So be smart, but don’t fell the need to avoid it.


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