The Cons of Creatine Supplementation

2 Feb 2023

Here are some of the most common side effects associated with creatine supplementation:

  1. Gastrointestinal discomfort: Some people may experience upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, or cramping when they first start taking creatine.
  2. Weight gain: Creatine draws water into the muscles, which can lead to weight gain. This is because water weighs more than muscle, and the increased water in the muscles makes them appear larger.
  3. Dehydration: Creatine supplementation can lead to dehydration, especially if you do not drink enough water.
  4. Muscle cramping: Creatine supplementation may increase the risk of muscle cramping, especially if you do not drink enough water.
  5. Kidney problems: High doses of creatine can strain the kidneys, especially in people who already have kidney problems.

It is important to note that most of these side effects are rare and typically resolve on their own within a few days or weeks. Additionally, some of these side effects can be mitigated by drinking enough water and taking creatine in lower doses.
If you are considering taking creatine, it is best to speak with a doctor to determine if it is right for you and to discuss any potential risks or side effects.

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