What side effects should I expect once I stop taking creatine? Crying, shaking, loss of gains?

What side effects should I expect once I stop taking creatine? Crying, shaking, loss of gains?

  1. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Finally becoming a man your family can rely

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      Finally overcoming your micropenis and hypogonadism

      sup baldie

      Hair growth

      This stuff actually gives me a lot of energy. Much better stimulant than caffeine. I’d use it even if I didn’t work out

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        I'd rather keep my hair, but you do you.

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          shut the fuck up gay there is literally no evidence for this

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            Creatine increases DHT.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              So does being a healthy male... you know that’s a useful hormone, right? You won’t go bald unless you’re sensitive to DHT, in which case you’d probably bald with normal DHT levels too

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >You won’t go bald unless you’re sensitive to DHT
                So like 85% of the male population.
                >in which case you’d probably bald with normal DHT levels too
                Yeah but I'd rather keep my hair til I'm 40.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >So like 85% of the male population.
                No, just 85% of Anglos

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              Does creatine cause hair loss / baldness?

              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. [61] where college-aged male rugby players who supplemented with creatine (25 g/day for 7 days, followed by 5 g/day thereafter for an additional 14 days) experienced an increase in serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) concentrations over time. Specifically, DHT increased by 56% after the seven-day loading period, and remained 40% above baseline values after the 14-day maintenance period. These results were statistically significant compared to when the subjects consumed a placebo (50 g of glucose per day for 7 days, followed by 30 g/day for 14 days thereafter). Given that changes in these hormones, particularly DHT, have been linked to some (but not all) occurrences of hair loss/baldness [62], the theory that creatine supplementation leads to hair loss / baldness gained some momentum and this potential link continues to be a common question / myth today. It is important to note that the results of van der Merwe et al. [61] have not been replicated, and that intense resistance exercise itself can cause increases in these androgenic hormones.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

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                Creatine increases DHT.

                DHT is a metabolite of testosterone, formed when the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase converts free testosterone to DHT [63]. In males, DHT can bind to androgen receptors in susceptible hair follicles and cause them to shrink, ultimately leading to hair loss [64]. However, in the van der Merwe et al. [61] 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 (prior to supplementation), 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 (+ 0.55 nmol/L after 7 days of supplementation and + 0.40 nmol/L after 21 days of supplementation), in combination with a small decrease in the placebo DHT response (-0.17 nmol/L after 7 days of supplementation and -0.20 nmol/L after 21 days of supplementation) explains the “statistically significant” increase in DHT noted by van der Merwe et al. [61]. While it is possible that creatine supplementation upregulated 5-alpha-reductase activity in these males (potentially leading to increased formation of DHT), no study has reported hair loss/baldness in humans.

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >

                Does creatine cause hair loss / baldness?

                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. [61] where college-aged male rugby players who supplemented with creatine (25 g/day for 7 days, followed by 5 g/day thereafter for an additional 14 days) experienced an increase in serum dihydrotestosterone (DHT) concentrations over time. Specifically, DHT increased by 56% after the seven-day loading period, and remained 40% above baseline values after the 14-day maintenance period. These results were statistically significant compared to when the subjects consumed a placebo (50 g of glucose per day for 7 days, followed by 30 g/day for 14 days thereafter). Given that changes in these hormones, particularly DHT, have been linked to some (but not all) occurrences of hair loss/baldness [62], the theory that creatine supplementation leads to hair loss / baldness gained some momentum and this potential link continues to be a common question / myth today. It is important to note that the results of van der Merwe et al. [61] have not been replicated, and that intense resistance exercise itself can cause increases in these androgenic hormones. (You)
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                Creatine increases DHT.

                To date, 12 other studies have investigated the effects of creatine supplementation (i.e. doses ranging from 3-25 g/day for 6 days to 12 weeks) on testosterone. Two studies reported small, physiologically insignificant increases in total testosterone after six and seven days of supplementation [65, 66], while the remaining ten studies reported no change in testosterone concentrations. In five of these studies [67–71], 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.

                https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7871530/

              • 6 days ago
                Anonymous

                >[...]

                DHT is a metabolite of testosterone, formed when the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase converts free testosterone to DHT [63]. In males, DHT can bind to androgen receptors in susceptible hair follicles and cause them to shrink, ultimately leading to hair loss [64]. However, in the van der Merwe et al. [61] 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 (prior to supplementation), 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 (+ 0.55 nmol/L after 7 days of supplementation and + 0.40 nmol/L after 21 days of supplementation), in combination with a small decrease in the placebo DHT response (-0.17 nmol/L after 7 days of supplementation and -0.20 nmol/L after 21 days of supplementation) explains the “statistically significant” increase in DHT noted by van der Merwe et al. [61]. While it is possible that creatine supplementation upregulated 5-alpha-reductase activity in these males (potentially leading to increased formation of DHT), no study has reported hair loss/baldness in humans.

                Post hairline.

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              Not reading the pseudo science replies but this is true. HOWEVER, if you produce a low level of DHT you won't have issue. If your body does (or will produce) a lot of DHT in your lifetime this will speed up the process and accelerate hairloss, not cause it

          • 6 days ago
            Anonymous

            when i took creatine for a month hair started to fall out when washing in the shower when i stopped it returned to normal so go fuck yourself you stupid gay eating cunt

            • 6 days ago
              Anonymous

              My hair was falling out in handfuls when I was in grad school from the stress. You sure you weren’t psyching yourself out?

  2. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Finally overcoming your micropenis and hypogonadism

  3. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    Hair growth

  4. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    sup baldie

  5. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >What side effects should I expect once I stop taking creatine?
    your wallet will get heavier and you might feel bad about realizing placebo

    • 6 days ago
      Anonymous

      It's effective in causing hairloss so I wouldn't call it placebo.

      • 6 days ago
        Anonymous

        stop believing everything you read on IST

        • 6 days ago
          Anonymous

          I'm the one perpetuating the notion.

  6. 6 days ago
    Anonymous

    >baldfags trying to spread their illness
    come on guys.

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