RE: Creatine Hysteria Begins!

Michael J. C. Gorecki (
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 08:53:54 -0600

IMHO, I use Creatine myself in my weightlifting - Although Creatine helps
in muscle recover, it does give one's body a _false_ sense of security. You
can push your muscles past their normal recovery period, but you can also
stress them out a lot. Only once, during a set I lost my muscle (i.e. I
could not lift again). It took awhile before my muscle (back) could lift
the heavy weights again that I was training with.

It would be like any medicine; If your supplement is used wisely, you get
what you want. If you mistreat your body because of them, you can get into
real trouble. I am not enough into sports medicine to think that you my not
die from misuse of supplements though.

-----Original Message-----
From: Twink []
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 1997 08:45 PM
Subject: Re: Creatine Hysteria Begins!

At 07:43 PM 12/18/97 -0500, James Daugherty <> wrote:
> Just heard on the TV News that the FDA
>is looking to blame the use of creatine for
>the rash of wrestler deaths! Taking creatine
>while they attempted to lose as much as
>20 lbs exercising in hot rooms with rubber
> Tryptophane ban all over again?

Sounds like it. The only solution is to kill the guardians -- er, the

Daniel Ust