What are the downsides?

What are the downsides?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That it literally does nothing.
    Try citrulline malate and taurine.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Helps with small gainz...

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Retard lol

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      gr8 b8 m8, I r8 8/8

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Diarrhea

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You can't suck dick as fast as you used to

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Literally 0 downsides unless you're a pussy who can't handle an upset stummy

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    baldness

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lie.

      faster balding if you have balding genetics

      Wrong.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7871530/
      >The vast majority of speculation regarding the relationship between creatine supplementation and hair loss/baldness stems from a single study by van der Merwe et al. where college-aged male rugby players who supplemented with creatine [...] experienced an increase in serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) concentrations over time.
      >the results of van der Merwe et al. have not been replicated, and that intense resistance exercise itself can cause increases in these androgenic hormones.
      >in the van der Merwe et al. study, no increase in total testosterone was found in the 16 males who completed the study. Free testosterone was not measured. Moreover, the increase in DHT and the DHT: testosterone ratio remained well within normal clinical limits. Furthermore, baseline [...], DHT was 23% lower in the creatine group (0.98 nmol/L) compared to the placebo group (1.26 nmol/L). Thus the small increase in DHT in the creatine group [...], in combination with a small decrease in the placebo DHT response [...] explains the “statistically significant” increase in DHT noted by van der Merwe et al.
      >12 other studies have investigated the effects of creatine supplementation [...] on testosterone. Two studies reported small, physiologically insignificant increases in total testosterone after six and seven days of supplementation, while the remaining ten studies reported no change in testosterone concentrations. In five of these studies, free testosterone, which the body uses to produce DHT, was also measured and no increases were found.
      >In summary, the current body of evidence does not indicate that creatine supplementation increases total testosterone, free testosterone, DHT or causes hair loss/baldness.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        im just basing it on my own experience. was on creatine for a few months and started noticing a lot of hair shedding, especially while showering. eventually i was able to see my scalp slightly through my hair under direct light, so i stopped taking creatine and the hair shedding stopped.
        still have the spot where my hair is thin, but at least its stabilised now and i havent noticed any thinning in months.

        do what you want, but thats just my experience.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >be male
          >get older
          >hair thins slightly
          >HURRRRRRRR DA CREATINE GOT ME
          god this board is so fucking stupid.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Massive hair shedding isnt thinning slightly, gay moron.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              It was probably something else besides the creatine. A lot of things can cause hair shedding.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    faster balding if you have balding genetics

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Realistically, nothing really except a bit of stomach bloat, and some people report 'rrhea. Just don't take any retarded ~~*special*~~ formulations. All you need is 5 grams of monohydrate once a day

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >All you need is 5 grams
      That's oversimplifying. A 110 lbs woman and a 200 lbs man don't have the same dosage requirements. The current research shows the best results at 0.1 g/kg daily. For a 180 lbs person, for example, that's a hair over 8 g a day.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        0.03g/kg is enough from what I've read.
        Then again unless you eat garbage you don't need the creatine.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          0.03g is probably the minimum to achieve measurable results in vegans. A normal person will likely not achieve anything at a dose that low. Are you trying to maximize your gains or not?

          Massive hair shedding isnt thinning slightly, gay moron.

          "Massive" is not a measurement, demonstration of before/after, nor a casual link between your creatine use and your hairline. It's your hysterical, womanish cope about being a human being experiencing the passage of time. Creatine didn't thin your hair. Aging through your 20s did.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You've taken something super basic to utilize and have gone full fucking retard.
        Post body gay.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >different size bodies don't need different size doses of food/supplements/drugs because... BECAUSE THEY JUST DON'T OKAY?
          Look up Darren Candow's work. If you want to keep it super simple, just tell people 10 g rather than 5 g. Having too much won't hurt, but having too little would be pointless.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      do i have to take it on rest day too?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Surprisingly, there's not a lot of research comparing daily supplementation to workout-only supplementation. The majority of research showing positive effects dosed daily, including on rest days.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, take it everyday

        >All you need is 5 grams
        That's oversimplifying. A 110 lbs woman and a 200 lbs man don't have the same dosage requirements. The current research shows the best results at 0.1 g/kg daily. For a 180 lbs person, for example, that's a hair over 8 g a day.

        typically you'd be correct but from what I understand it's about having an elevated baseline amount of creatine in your body at all times. So while it make take a larger person longer to get there at 5 g/day, it's about saturating

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're referring to loading protocols. 0.1 g/kg isn't for loading, it's for maintenance. You're right about maintaining elevated levels, but you're not considering the fact that bigger bodies, besides having larger storage capacity, also expend more resources. Bigger cars need to take in bigger volumes of gasoline to maintain their fuel level because they burn more.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Quick question - how long do you think the water retention from creatine takes to disappear completely? Going on a beach holiday soon and want to make sure I'm looking my best

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Creatine doesn't cause water retention in fat cells. It stores extra water in your muscle, which makes your muscle look larger. It causes this effect for as long as you use it, since that's part of its mechanism of action. Do you really want your muscles to look smaller, anyway?

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No serious downsides. But realize it mostly bloatmaxxes you as more water gets retained inside the muscles.
    Also the damn creatine shits. I used to go to the gym by foot and when I returned, I often had to sprint the last 200 m or so to reach the toilet in time.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's 3x the price it was a year ago.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      A bag that lasts three-four months is still incredibly cheap. You're not poor are you? I thought we'd all agreed not to let poor people post here anymore

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hairloss

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >look mom I posted it again

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        ? All 5 my buddy's that took that shit went bald and only 2 have baldness in the family. The other 2 that didn't still suffer from slight receding Hairline but those 5 guys wear hats for life now

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Good for you, see

          Lie.
          [...]
          Wrong.

          https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7871530/
          >The vast majority of speculation regarding the relationship between creatine supplementation and hair loss/baldness stems from a single study by van der Merwe et al. where college-aged male rugby players who supplemented with creatine [...] experienced an increase in serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) concentrations over time.
          >the results of van der Merwe et al. have not been replicated, and that intense resistance exercise itself can cause increases in these androgenic hormones.
          >in the van der Merwe et al. study, no increase in total testosterone was found in the 16 males who completed the study. Free testosterone was not measured. Moreover, the increase in DHT and the DHT: testosterone ratio remained well within normal clinical limits. Furthermore, baseline [...], DHT was 23% lower in the creatine group (0.98 nmol/L) compared to the placebo group (1.26 nmol/L). Thus the small increase in DHT in the creatine group [...], in combination with a small decrease in the placebo DHT response [...] explains the “statistically significant” increase in DHT noted by van der Merwe et al.
          >12 other studies have investigated the effects of creatine supplementation [...] on testosterone. Two studies reported small, physiologically insignificant increases in total testosterone after six and seven days of supplementation, while the remaining ten studies reported no change in testosterone concentrations. In five of these studies, free testosterone, which the body uses to produce DHT, was also measured and no increases were found.
          >In summary, the current body of evidence does not indicate that creatine supplementation increases total testosterone, free testosterone, DHT or causes hair loss/baldness.

          . I've been talking creatine on and off since I was 16 and my hair line is the same. All my friends who take creatine have good hairlines. It sounds like your friends just have shit hair loss genetics, the creatine likely did nothing.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah. Lemme link that to my fucking bald friends. They'll get a good laugh that they aren't actually bald.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              I didnt say they weren't bald retard. I said they were going to go bald anyway and the creatine did nothing.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >and the creatine did nothing.
                So you're their doctor now? How much does creatine pay you?

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Retard, there's no evidence creatine makes you go bald. Cope and seethe as much as you want, your friends were gonna loose their hair anyway. MPD is just a fact of life.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Let's try it this way: in your own understanding, what does creatine do in the body to cause balding? What's the mechanism?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >he fucking ran

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It reduces your risk of parkinsons and alzerhimers.
    It also helps with depression and anxiety.
    Pretty sure most adhd might be caused by lack of creatine and other compounds found in organ meats.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got acne from it, no idea why that specifially but it scaled with the amount of creatine I took and only went away once I eliminated it completely.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't understand, does creatine makes you bald or its just a myth ?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a myth

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There was a single study, that has never been replicated - where the serum DHT of participants was elevated after taking creatine.
        Even according to that one study creatine doesn't cause balding, it would just accelerate it in persons already prone to male pattern baldness.

        It just speeds up the process. Plenty of genetic dead-end males go bald without even having taken it. It's sorta like not all not all men thatre bald take creatine but all men that take creatine are bald or in the process of. Go bald for yourself and find out.

        Understandable have a nice day

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >ask question that was already answered in the thread

          Lie.


          [...]
          Wrong.

          https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7871530/
          >The vast majority of speculation regarding the relationship between creatine supplementation and hair loss/baldness stems from a single study by van der Merwe et al. where college-aged male rugby players who supplemented with creatine [...] experienced an increase in serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) concentrations over time.
          >the results of van der Merwe et al. have not been replicated, and that intense resistance exercise itself can cause increases in these androgenic hormones.
          >in the van der Merwe et al. study, no increase in total testosterone was found in the 16 males who completed the study. Free testosterone was not measured. Moreover, the increase in DHT and the DHT: testosterone ratio remained well within normal clinical limits. Furthermore, baseline [...], DHT was 23% lower in the creatine group (0.98 nmol/L) compared to the placebo group (1.26 nmol/L). Thus the small increase in DHT in the creatine group [...], in combination with a small decrease in the placebo DHT response [...] explains the “statistically significant” increase in DHT noted by van der Merwe et al.
          >12 other studies have investigated the effects of creatine supplementation [...] on testosterone. Two studies reported small, physiologically insignificant increases in total testosterone after six and seven days of supplementation, while the remaining ten studies reported no change in testosterone concentrations. In five of these studies, free testosterone, which the body uses to produce DHT, was also measured and no increases were found.
          >In summary, the current body of evidence does not indicate that creatine supplementation increases total testosterone, free testosterone, DHT or causes hair loss/baldness.
          >get 3 contradictory replies
          >"Understandable"
          Lol

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There was a single study, that has never been replicated - where the serum DHT of participants was elevated after taking creatine.
      Even according to that one study creatine doesn't cause balding, it would just accelerate it in persons already prone to male pattern baldness.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It just speeds up the process. Plenty of genetic dead-end males go bald without even having taken it. It's sorta like not all not all men thatre bald take creatine but all men that take creatine are bald or in the process of. Go bald for yourself and find out.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    fucks with my sleep quality, probably something to do with ATP saturation in the brain. some people say they sleep less and feel more energized. i just get less sleep and feel like dog shit fuck creatine

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing. Just drink lots of water, which you should be doing anyway.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you dont need it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You don't "need" to lift weights, either

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