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Doctor insights on: Does Creatine Make You Gain Weight

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How do I figure out why I am not gaining weight while on creatine?

How do I figure out why I am not gaining weight while on creatine?

You need 2 things-: -gain muscle mass, protein & a good weight training program. If you are not stressing your muscles they have no incentive to enlarge mass & strength. ...Read more

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Recently I have been gaining weight fat mass.Im using isotonic drink during gymn practice and toghether with creatine during mbiking.Is this a problem?

Recently I have been gaining weight fat mass.Im using isotonic drink during gymn practice and toghether with creatine during mbiking.Is this a problem?

Gaining fat mass?: Most athletes are trying to gain weight muscle mass. Not sure about gaining weight fat mass. Perhaps the question can be worded more clearly. In any case, one should be sure his drinks contain very little or no sugar. ...Read more

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Can creatine monohydrate helps in gaining weight? What are the side effects? How much should be taken?

Can creatine monohydrate helps in gaining weight? What are the side effects? How much should be taken?

Creating monohydrate: Creating mono hydrate is mostly used to improve exercise performance and increase muscle mass . Many people who use creating gain weight because it causes the muscle to hold water.side effects include stomach pain ,nausea, diarrhea and muscle cramps. Using it with caffeine may increase chance of stroke. Should not be used by diabetics or kidney patients..Dose depends. Plenty of water needed. ...Read more

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I have major depression and I do high intensity intervals workout.If I take 5 grs of creatine each day, it helps to reduce my depression?Weight gain?

I have major depression and I do high intensity intervals workout.If I take 5 grs of creatine each day, it helps to reduce my depression?Weight gain?

Not enough evidence: According to the National Institute of Health there is insufficient evidence to rate the effectiveness of creatine as it applies to the treatment of depressive symptoms. When used at recommended doses the substance is rated as POSSIBLY SAFE. When exceeding these doses it is rated as POSSIBLY UNSAFE. Here is a link you may find useful: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/873.html ...Read more

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What do you think of using creatine while lifting weights?

What do you think of using creatine while lifting weights?

No better than meat: Creatine supplements can be effective if you are low in creative to begin with. A better option is simply lean red meat. ...Read more

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Is it mandatory to lift weights or can I do all calisthenic workouts when using creatine?

Is it mandatory to lift weights or can I do all calisthenic workouts when using creatine?

Muscle growth: If you are taking the creatine for muscle development then you will need to lift weights to get the muscles to grow larger. If you are interested in building up your cardio then and aerobic workout is best. Most people usually do both for a well rounded workout. ...Read more

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If i take creatine for a long time while i lift weights and then i leave my training. What are the side effects?

If i take creatine for a long time while i lift weights and then i leave my training. What are the side effects?

None: Your skin may be a bit stretched if you got really bit. Especially, whether or not you continue resistance training, i hope you'll continue to be aerobically active. Good luck. ...Read more

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I going to gym from one year or so. I'm 5'9 and weight is 68 now i want to take it further and thinking to take creatine can u tell me do's n don't?

I going to gym from one year or so. I'm 5'9 and weight is 68 now i want to take it further and thinking to take creatine can u tell me do's n don't?

Can work: creatine seems to work by allowing more water storage in the muscles. so if your goals is looking bigger, this is a temporary fix (it goes away when you stop taking the creatine). but if you are looking for long term fitness, there is no "magic" supplement. before starting any supplement, please see your primary care provider. ...Read more