You Must Know Creatine Side Effects


Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that occurs in vertebrate tissues and in urine. In muscle tissue, Creatine generally occurs as phosphoCreatine. Creatine is excreted as CREATININE in the urine. Creatine is naturally produced in the human body from amino acids, primarily in the kidney and inside the liver. It is transported by the blood for the use of muscles. Approximately 95% of the human body's total Creatine is located in the skeletal muscle.Creatine is not an essential nutrient as it is easily manufactured in the human body from L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine. In humans and animals, approximately half of the stored Creatine originates from food (about 1 g/day, mainly from meat). Since vegetables are not the primary source of Creatine, vegetarians can be expected to show lower levels of directly derived muscle Creatine. However, vegetarians showed the same levels of Creatine after the use of Creatine supplements. Supplemental Creatine may have an energy-generating action during anaerobic exercise and may also have neuro protective and cardio protective effects on the body.
You Must Know Creatine Side Effects
You Must Know Creatine Side Effects 

Creatine Side Effects

Many peoples wonder to know the side effects of creatine. So after doing research on creatine I found some interesting facts about creatine. So in this article I will share my and my clients experience of creatine. Basically if I have to give answer of this question that than my answer is "All the side effects you listen about creatine are myths". Side effects of creatine occurs person to person according to situation. For example, some persons get result in one week while some gets in one month. So I will tell you all the myths about creatine:

Myth 1: Creatine Causes Gastrointestinal Distress

The real fact about this myth is that creatine is safe to use, although it may cause some minor GI distress.
There is some truth to gastrointestinal (GI) issues with creatine supplementation, but it's rare. In fact, it's reported than only 5-7 percent of people who take creatine experience stomachaches. Stomach distress typically occurs when you take too much creatine at once (e.g., a loading phase) or on an empty stomach. In an attempt to reduce the level of GI distress, micronized forms of creatine, which have been ground into smaller form, have become readily available. The premise of micronization is particle-size reduction to increase solubility of the substance, potentially reducing GI distress. It may also allow for a quicker mix and faster absorption.

Myth 2: Creatine Causes Cramping and Dehydration

The real fact about this myth is that there is no evidence that shows creatine causes muscle cramps or dehydration.
One of the most common concerns about creatine supplementation is that it can cause dehydration or cramping, particularly in hot and humid environments. This is simply not the case. On the contrary, creatine supplementation has been proposed to increase total body water, helping to maintain hydration status.

Myth  3: Creatine Causes Kidney and Liver Damage

After conducting numerous studies on creatine, all of which have concluded long-term creatine use does not appear to have any negative side effects on the liver or kidneys.
There is no truth to the occasional rogue media stories claiming that creatine causes kidney stones or liver failure. Most of the concerns about the safety of creatine supplementation revolve around how well the kidneys are filtering blood.

Myth 4: Creatine Leads to Weight Gain

Creatine loading may lead to an initial weight gain of 0.8 to 2.9 percent of body weight in the first few days due to water being pulled into the muscle; however, this is less likely to occur following a low-dose protocol.
There is a common claim that all the weight gained with creatine supplementation is due to water weight. Indeed, several researchers have found acute increases in total body water as a result of creatine supplementation.

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