As you probably know I hate supplements. I hate them for one very simple reason - they don't work. They don't work...oh wait did I say they don't work. Creatine does not make an exception - it's pure shit.
What is creatine ?
Creatine - nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertebrates and helps to supply energy to all cells in the body, primarily muscle. This is achieved by increasing the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
Creatine is naturally produced in the human body from amino acids primarily in the kidney and liver. Approximately 95% of the human body's total creatine is located in skeletal muscle.Creatine is not an essential nutrient, as it is manufactured in the human body from L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine (From Wikipedia - best site ever)
Why do we take creatine?
Good fucking question. The general believe behind creatine is that it allows you to train more intensely in the gym because it's is used as part of the human body's energy system responsible for explosive activities such as weightlifting Most supplement companies claim that your strength and strength endurance increase when on creatine. In other words instead of 6 reps you may end up doing 8 reps with the same weight and thus increase your workload. Or in simple terms the creatine fuels the muscle fibers, you perform better and get bigger because you do more work with higher intensity.
This is my take on all this:
Creatine is useless piece of crap than only makes you retain more water and causes diarrhea. You will look bloated less defined and maybe do two more reps when on it. Big phucking deal. The rep increase is mainly due to holding 10lbs of water and placebo.
Creatine is not effective for gaining muslce mass. You only hold water.
#Nobody get's bigger because of 2 extra reps or using 5 pounds more.
Creatine does not make you train harder.
#It's mostly placebo.
Creatine blurs your definition by making you hold more water weight which can be confused for fat.
You lose money when buying creatine.
#Imagine throwing USD 20 in the toilet every month. Would you still do it?
Creatine can be hard on your kidneys.
Creatine can cause dehydration.
That's my take on it. Want to waist your money on creatine to get 2 more reps? Ok. It's your money but it would be more effective to put the picture of a hot chich in front of you in order to boost your testosterone rather than using creatine to get diarrhea, watery face and look like you are using cocaine.
Ok. I know you have been waiting for a picture of the mentioned hot chick - here's one.
Cut the creatine and only good things will happen.