Creatine for Women FAQ
Q. What does creatine actually do?
A. During high intensity exercise such as sprinting or weight lifting, the body relies on the coumpound ATP as an energy source. When this source is depleted, performance suffers as the body works to create more ATP.
CReatine works by saturating muscles with creatine phosphate, which in turn increases the refueling process. With more available creatine, you can improve performance, and increase strength and power.To the top
Q. Is creatine safe?
A. Absolutely. With over a hundred studies published, creatine is the most researched sports supplement of all time. When taken as directed, creatine is not only safe, but highly effective.To the top
Q. Will it make me gain weight?
A. Most likely, but that doesn’t mean your dress size goes up. There is a big difference between lean body weight and fat. Creatine does NOT cause fat gain, or even “bulky” muscle gain in women; it simply causes gains in lean tissue.To the top
Q. Will creatine make me bulky?
A. No. In general, women don’t produce enough testosterone to bulk up on creatine.To the top
Q. Will creatine make me hold water?
A. Only if you follow outdated “loading” protocols (which suggest quadrupling the dose for the first 7 days) or take a cheap source of creatine from an unreliable manufacturer. Cheap creatine can degrade before you even consume it, leading to water retention.To the top
Q. Will creatine make me bloated?
A. This is similar to the question about retaining water. Stay away from too much creatine as well as cheap, unreliable sources. This can lead to the gastrointestinal issues that cause bloating.To the top
Q. How long do I have to use it for?
A. Creatine can be used indefinitely, but it’s suggested to cycle it on and off like any other supplement. Take a 2-4 week break for every 12-16 weeks of use.To the top