How to take creatine


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If you have made the decision to add creatine to your diet, then you are obviously intent on adding power and muscle to your body.

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How to take creatine

  1. 1. How to Take CreatineIf you have made the decision to add creatine to your diet, then you are obviously intent onadding power and muscle to your body. This is one of the healthiest and most effectivenutritional supplements on the market today, as has been proven by many famous athletes.Whether you want to know how to take creatine because you want to add a few extra poundsof muscle or because you are trying to make the team, you should know how to take creatinebefore you start ingesting it.The first thing that you should know about creatine is that it reacts differently in everyone’sbody. What one weightlifter or bodybuilder may tell you about the way they take creatine maybe completely different from what another one says. You may find that your experience withthe supplement is completely unlike anyone else’s. That is primarily because creatine reactswith what is in your stomach, and that is further compounded by your body weight, your bodymass index, your muscle mass, and the type and level of workouts that you are doing.For these reasons, learning how to take creatine is largely done by trial and error. You shouldnever take more than any product’s recommended dosage because doing so will result not onlyin you losing money (since the excess creatine will essentially be flushed out of your system),but also in you putting your organs, primarily your kidneys, through more work than they areaccustomed to.There is a theory of creatine consumption called “loading”, which involves taking high levels ofcreatine for a period of up to a week. There are no scientific facts showing that this worksalthough plenty of athletes will tell you that it does. Whether this is because the body believeswhat the mind tells it to, or because there are actual benefits to loading remains to be seen.For the most part, if you are taking creatine monohydrate, your basic dose should be anywherefrom three to five milligrams per day, depending on the strength of the powder. If you aretaking a liquid or a serum, then the dosage would be different. It is advisable that you stick withthat dosage for at least a week, so that you will be able to fully monitor your kidney production,your gastrointestinal symptoms, and any aches or pains that the supplement may cause you.There are some people for whom creatine is problematic, and that is primarily because theirstomach cannot handle the extra creatine in their system. Learning how to take creatine whenyou have a sensitive stomach can be difficult, but it always helps to make sure that you haveplenty of food in your stomach and that you are constantly drinking plenty of water. This willhelp the creatine absorb even better.You can ask every guy in the gym how to take creatine and they will probably give you adifferent answer, but as long as you take it with a little commonsense, you should get effectiveresults.Source: