Creatine Questions Answered

Let me first say that injectable steroids are dangerous, especially when used without the supervision or a medical professional.  Let me also reiterate that I am not a doctor or certified health professional and that you should always talk to a medical professional before making any changes to what goes into your body.  Now, on to the good stuff.

Performance enhancing supplements have been getting a bad rap as of late, largely because of abuse by so many of our professional athletes.  If you are competing in something and using drugs to cheat, shame on you, but that's not what I'm talking about here.  Creatine is a supplement that can be purchased over the counter and is safe for public consumption.  Creatine is found naturally in the skeletal muscles, heart, and brain.  Increasing the amount of it in your body will allow you to work out longer, and with a heavier weight load.

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Anyone who wants to increase their lean muscle mass can benefit from taking Creatine supplements.  This is true for both men and women.  Creatine is most often sold in a powder form and can be mixed with water or into a protein shake.  Most people who take oral Creatine supplements are consuming between 5 and 20 grams per day.

I've included some links to articles that will dispel some of the myths out there about Creatine supplements.  I highly encourage you all to educate yourselves and if you've hit a weight loss plateau then this may be something you want to consider.  Increasing lean muscle mass means that your body is burning more calories not only during your workouts, but all day, even when you are asleep, and this can really help if you've hit a wall.

Educational Resources regarding Creatine:

Top 17 Creatine Questions Answered
Creatine Side Effects: The Truth About Creatine
Is Creatine a Safe Supplement?
Creatine Myths and Facts

I've also included a video from Axis Labs about how Creatine works in your body at a molecular level.

If you have additional questions feel free to leave them in the comments below or to email them to me at lifelovelowcarb@gmail.com and I'll do my best to get you the answers you need!

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