Creatine for Muscle-Building

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What is creatine?

 

Creatine is originally a molecule produced from amino acids in the human body. The creatine talked by athletes, however, is a kind of powder or liquid products bought in nutrition stores, supermarkets, or the internet.

  

What can creatine do?

  

Improves strength

 

Creatine is widely used in the gym as a power output during resistance exercise. It has been well-researched to know its effects when used in conjunction with resistance exercise.

  

Helps with muscle recovery

  

Creatine is thought to increase lean muscle and help the muscles recover more quickly during exercise.

  

May reduce mental fatigue

  

Although most of the research focuses on the physical effects of creatine, some studies also show that creatine may help with reduce mental fatigue. Improve sleeping qualities, and help recover brain injury.

  

What are creatine’s side effects?

  

Diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramping may occur when taking too much creatine at once or taking without sufficient water. The use of creatine should be spread out and taken with meals.

3 Answers

Can creatine help losing weight, since it increases lean muscles? I'm looking for a supplement to lose weight.
Hey, thank you for your question. Unfortunately creatine cannot help you lose weight coz it doesn't contain thermogenic properties. It can only help build lean muscles when you work out.
Can creatine be taken by a small built Asian  lady of 74 years old and help her gain weight until she gains 10 # and then keep the weight on if she continues to do weight resistant exercises with no more creatine?

What are her side effects?  How much should she take daily?

thank you,

her daughter
I think so.
Creatine is thought to improve strength, increase lean muscle mass, and help the muscles recover more quickly during exercise.
Although most healthy people can take it with no problem, creatine can, in rare cases, have adverse effects, particularly when used in excess. Side effects can include:

Weight gain
Anxiety
Breathing difficulty
Diarrhea
Fatigue
Fever
Headache
Kidney problems
Nausea, vomiting
Rash
Stomach upset

Creatine isn't recommended for people with kidney or liver disease, or diabetes. Others who should avoid taking it are children under age 18 and women who are pregnant or nursing. Also don't use creatine if you are taking any medication or supplement that could affect your blood sugar, because creatine may also affect blood sugar levels.

You should consult your doctor about the amount of creatine taken
first of all , whole piece coudlnt be more incorrect..and therefore any questions should be directed to a metaobolic speicalist.   Creatine phosphate would be useful as it its what the cells use to replete ATP quickly.   Creatine by itself is useless .and any excess taken will tax the kidneys a great deal as it has to be convered to the waste product creatinine.
Can it be used it to gain weight?  Is it safe to use it for that purpose?  If yes, how much can be taken per day as a supplement?
Yes, creatine is thought to improve strength, increase lean muscle mass, and help the muscles recover more quickly during exercise.
Although most healthy people can take it with no problem, creatine can, in rare cases, have adverse effects, particularly when used in excess. Side effects can include:
Weight gain
Anxiety
Breathing difficulty
Diarrhea
Fatigue
Fever
Headache
Kidney problems
Nausea, vomiting
Rash
Stomach upset

You must talk to your doctor  about the exact dose of creatine
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