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Posted by: A | 2005/12/15

Creatine supplements for diet

Hello,
Is creatine supplents bad for you? And if so why and worse for males or females.? A lady at work has been on these tablets for 3 months and lost 26 kg's.

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No, In general I wouldn't say it's bad for you - That is as long as its used correctly. Experts reckon that a cautious approach to a creatine supplement would be to limit intake to 3 grams daily for up to three weeks followed by 3 grams two to four times a week. It would be wise to take a week or so off each month. It would also be wise to take a full month or so off every 3 to 4 months. Of course these creatine guidelines will vary between individuals.
The greatest benefits of creatine supplement use occur in those who wish to put on muscle mass and increase strength. Creatine will enhance muscle growth, performance and recovery. Note that after the creatine supplement is completely stopped, there is often a gradual decrease in muscle mass over time (days and weeks) probably to the level that it was before creatine intake.

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