Creatine Powder Controversy!
Creatine powder has been the latest body building
to hit the market and has courted no shortage
of controversy for one simple reason:
...it is the new kid on the block and there is
not a great deal of empirical evidence as to the
risks associated with it.
Many consumers have went about to buy creatine
monohydrate powder without actually educating
themselves as to what they are ingesting, and
then proceed to take way more than they should.
This makes things much difficult, to assess and
Before you do decide to buy creatine, please
make sure you read the following points so as
to provide yourself with a better appreciation
for what this supplement is.
Pure creatine, liquid creatine, creatine powder,
it does not matter what shape or form it comes
in, as creatine is the same irrespective of how
it is packaged and it is derived from amino acids
(which are themselves, the building blocks and
chemical components which are used to create proteins).
Upon hearing this many novice and health conscious
body builders get extremely alarmed by this as
they are concerned that the creatine supplement
is synthetic and therefore bad for you.
In truth, we already consume creatine and most
likely on a daily basis because it is typically
located in a number of different types of meat
including chicken and beef and it is not solely
used within the body building profession but also
within the medical community as well in a bid
to tackle some specific types of neurological
There have been side effects reported by people
who have used creatine, and these include the
* Abdominal cramping. A tight, unpleasant clenching
sensation in the abdominal region, this is caused
due to higher levels of water being retained by
the body which is unfortunately a side effect
of the creatine supplement.
* A more worrying side effect that has been reported
by users is that there is a risk of dependency
developing, whereby the body becomes dependant
on the drug for sustenance. Many users have reported
that after taking the supplement for a number
of months and then stopping, they have noticed
a significant lag in their overall fitness, energy
levels and general motivation to exercise.
* There has also been anecdotal evidence to suggest
that water retention maybe taken to the extreme
meaning that the user appears to be overweight
when they are not (suffer from facial and abdominal
bloating.)Before taking creatine powder please
consult with your physician.