The word supplement is often used in the world of bodybuilding since ages which makes food supplement industry one of the biggest in the world today. One of the safest and widely used supplement is creatine monohydrate which can be used for muscle size, muscle definition and even for fat reduction.
What Is Creatine ?
Creatine is a substance widely found in fish and meat and it is also used in bodybuilding and athletic purposes around the globe. Creatine comes in many different types but the most effective for muscle gain is the one known as creatine monohydrate.
What Creatine Does?
This is how creatine works; Our muscles are mostly made of water through water retention, creatine increase our body ability to retain more water then usually in a healthy way and it does it fast .
Who Should Use Creatine ?
Anyone who want to gain muscle mass or have a hard time losing fat without losing a lot of muscle should benefit from creatine. Skinny guys who are trying hard to put mass can also use creatine and often athlete use creatine to gain better performance in sports.
How To Use Creatine ?
Creatine cycle work in two phrases, first is Loading Phrase and second is Maintaining Phrase.
Loading Phrase : In loading phrase a person must obtain creatine twice a day around 5 to 8 grams with water or any sugar spiking drink and this process last fpr 1 to 2 weeks.
Maintaining Phrase : In maintaining phrase, which comes after loading phrase, a person only consume creatine once a day around 5 to 6 grams with water or any sugar spiking drink and this phrase goes on for as long as you choose to continue your creatine cycle .
Drinking Water: While using creatine a person must consume atleast 3 to 5 liter of water on a daily bases to avoid side effects and to achieve results or else it will dehydrate your body and cause issues.
Side Effects Of Creatine
Short Term Side Effects :
- Weight gains
- Weakened immunity ( very rare)
Long Term Side Effects:
- Can cause kidney damage if not used properly
- Can cause muscle loss during off cycle.