RE: Creatine Hysteria Begins!

Natasha V. More (
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 15:07:12 -0600

At 08:53 AM 12/19/97 -0600, Michael J. C. Gorecki wrote:

>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.

I agree with you. I used creatine for a number of months. During this time,
I put on 8 lbs of body mass and maintained a stomach ache and slight nausea
throughout the supplemental routine. (I don't know whether it was because of
the creatine, or my commitment as an athlete.) Now, I am not taking
creatine. My muscle mass has maintained. I am just as strong and cut as
while taking the creatine, if not stronger.

>I am not enough into sports medicine to think that you my not
>die from misuse of supplements though.

The media tends to "pump-up" information and inaccurately exploit it without
checking authenticity.

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