CREATINE MONOHYDRATE & WATER RETENTION
This one is one of the biggest misconceptions in the fitness industry, ever. -
And I’m pretty sure I’ll still get comments like “nope, it creatine gets me bloated!” -
I personally cringe everytime I hear people “get off” of Creatine when cutting, because :
“They don’t wanna hold water..”🤦🏻♂️
So, while Creatine monohydrate increases water retention, therefore it spikes weight up a little, (1) it’s not because you’ve gained a couple pounds of muscle tissue in a few days, and (2) it’s not because you are going to become a balloon. -
The water retention causes by creatine is intramuscular, which means inside the muscle, where the water gets pulled in “increasing” lean mass size. -
Getting off of creatine “to cut” is the stupidest thing only second to “clean eating”. Why? Because supplemeting it increases your energy output, which eventually will help you train better and stronger, and be able to retain/develop more muscle mass while in a caloric deficit. -
As opposed to not supplementing it and losing more strength. -
3-5g of Creatine Monohydrate everyday should do the trick (at whatever time of the day, even though it’s shown to have a 0.01% greater result if consumed post wo). No front loading. -
Is it safe? Unless you’ve got pre-existing health conditions concerning your kidneys, its consumption is SAFE for everyone.
How does it work?
Creatine is a combination of 3 amino acids: glycine, arginine and methionine and it is not a God damn steroid.
Our body “produces” energy through a process called ATP (adenosine Triphosphate) by converting food into it. Basically, when you do something and expend energy, that energy is ATP, created by the body, after hydrolizing (breaking down) a phosphate group. When this happens, energy is released and the ATP becomes now ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate) by losing 1 molecule of phosphate during the process.
ADP is basically useless unless converted back to ATP to make new energy, which is exactly what Creatine Monohydrate does, by giving back the molecule of phosphate to it. #creatine #creatinemonohydrate - 5 days ago