>takes creatine for a month Posted on February 12, 2023 by Anonymous >takes creatine for a month what do?
The benefits of creatine are marginal. It's honestly best to just not take it.
Im not sure this is balding. The hairs at the front though are looking a little scraggly but that's been happening more than a month, hasn't it?
m shaped hairline that hasn’t changed for years
but look at the hairline
I'm looking at but unless you have older pictures of your hair part, I have no reason to believe that's not just how it's supposed to be.
What's bothering me is these hairs, they look miniaturized.
isn’t that just not parting right that results in hair going in different directions
Hi. Creatine increases DHT in blood. DHT causes balding. Bye
>One study on a football team that wasn't even testing for DHT levels
The hair-loss rumor stems from a single study conducted in 2009 in South Africa in which a group of college-aged rugby players took creatine every day for three weeks. The study showed a “statistically significant” increase in the participants’ levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the testosterone byproduct that, in high concentrations, can shrink hair follicles, shorten the hair growth cycle, and cause hair to thin.
However, according to Dr. Antonio—who, along with an internationally renowned team of researchers, reviewed the most common creatine misconceptions for the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition—none of the rugby players in the study actually experienced hair loss as a result of taking the supplement. What’s more, the people in the study who received the creatine started out with baseline DHT levels 23% lower than the placebo group, and their measured increase in DHT “remained well within normal clinical limits.” In other words, their DHT levels started out low and they stayed low. “‘Statistically significant’ is not the same thing as physiologically meaningful,” Dr. Antonio explains.
hair started thinning, receding
thicker and no recession
Forgive me if I don't believe you. Going on creatine probably already put you on edge. Any perceived bad hair day would look like thinning to you if you were worried about creatine causing hairloss.
I think it's all in your head.
It happened to me as well. Studies will say that it doesn't cause hair loss because the arbitrary cut off for statistical significance is p=0.95, aka the claim must be true 95% of the time for it to be scientifically rigorous and therefore "statistically significant."
that's absolutely not how confidence intervals work
the p value is the probability of the outcome of the trial being attributed to chance
a p value of 0.05 means that you would expect to observe that particular result 5% of the time just through randomness
that is literally what i just said you fucking retard. try thinking for yourself instead of feeding us a textbook definition you fucking midwit.
I never experienced balding.
Took creatine for the first time about a year ago.
Started thinning all over the top of my head rapidly.
Stopped taking creatine and hopped on minoxidil + dutasteride, hair went back to normal.
MAYBE huge amounts of creatine (5g is already a big amount) kickstart something and cause balding in people with a predisposition to it.
Just like some psychedelics can wake up the schizo part of the brain in some people that otherwise wouldn't be affected.
Just guessing tho.
Yea you’RE JUST GUESSING. Creatine is like a water pill. It retains water weight in the muscles. It will and does not cause or exacerbate male pattern hairloss. The number of non lifters, diffuse thinners, gay men, and roiders on this board dilutes the point. I think people here have bad dysmorphia and self esteem issues.
I'm just saying I experienced very rapid hair loss while on creatine. Like 50% of my hair gone within a few weeks, I have photos where I look JUSTed beyond saving, bald spots all over my head.
Never experienced this sort of thing before creatine.
I took like 5-10 doses of creatine in my entire life, was this already enough for you to have had this rapid effect? Wondering if I could have missed something.
>In summary, the current body of evidence does not indicate that creatine supplementation increases total testosterone, free testosterone, DHT or causes hair loss/baldness.
instead of creatine use citrulline or baking soda(less than a teaspoon mixed with water) yes really, baking soda, just be careful, too much and you'll get a diarhea. Still one time acidental diarhea is better than going bald isn't it
Took creatine and my hair started falling and I would find hair on my hands if I touched my scalp. That said I have hereditary baldness and fortunately in my 30s I only have a bit less hair in the front and that's it. Anyway I'm not risking losing more for a marginal gain