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Bastion

Just wondering if anyone here uses or has had any experiences with creatine?.
I had tried creatine monohydrate years ago, and turned into a water balloon within 2 weeks, even at 5g a day and no loading phase. I took it sporadically years ago when I didn't mind so much looking a bit puffy or bloated. Recently, I bought creatine hydrocloride (hcl), advertised as no bloating or water retention. Even taking half of the recommended dose (2scoops) rather than 4 a day. Within less than a week my face and neck are bloated, and I've gotten a few strange looks from people, like they're saying what the hell are you on?. Obviously, I don't tolerate creatine as well as others might. I do notice a bit of a strength boost, but not worth it to me to look puffy and bloated at my age. With the amount of steak and whey that I consume, its probably not even necessary anyway. Has anyone had a similar experience with creatine or any supplement for that matter?
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hit4me

Florida, USA

I got bloated too....so I stopped
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Frank Scott

Articles at the T Nation site (which has a search facility ), suggest that creatine has benefits other than the physical - improved cognitive function.
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Bastion

Frank Scott wrote:
Articles at the T Nation site (which has a search facility ), suggest that creatine has benefits other than the physical - improved cognitive function.


Creatine is said to have a bunch of health benefits. But who wants to take something that makes you puffy and bloated?. Talk about side effect. Anabolics don't put weight on people that quickly. There are many I'm sure who tolerate it better than I do. But, its still fluid retention, not "size".
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Brian Johnston

Ontario, CAN

There's only one company with the Creatine patent (I forget its name). Their formula does not cause bloat, whereas other companies couldn't use the patent as it was licensed. Consequently, 99% of creatine converts to creatinine when broken down in assimilated and causes bloating.

If I got some facts wrong, do correct... this is what I recall, as I once worked with a person who then later worked for the company with the patent.
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HeavyHitter32

Brian Johnston wrote:
There's only one company with the Creatine patent (I forget its name). Their formula does not cause bloat, whereas other companies couldn't use the patent as it was licensed. Consequently, 99% of creatine converts to creatinine when broken down in assimilated and causes bloating.

If I got some facts wrong, do correct... this is what I recall, as I once worked with a person who then later worked for the company with the patent.


I'm thinking EFX Sports Kre-Alkalyn? If so, I used to know the person too - good guy.
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Bastion

HeavyHitter32 wrote:
Brian Johnston wrote:
There's only one company with the Creatine patent (I forget its name). Their formula does not cause bloat, whereas other companies couldn't use the patent as it was licensed. Consequently, 99% of creatine converts to creatinine when broken down in assimilated and causes bloating.

If I got some facts wrong, do correct... this is what I recall, as I once worked with a person who then later worked for the company with the patent.

I'm thinking EFX Sports Kre-Alkalyn? If so, I used to know the person too - good guy.


I've used EFX sports Kre-alkalyn. Absolute crap. According to Jerry Brainum, Kre-alkalyn is just monohydrate with baking soda to prevent stomach upset.
https://youtu.be/i3rRb88Ort0
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ron33

Tried the twin lab creatine when first came out , gave a case of bad colon pain and the quick step all day . Called number for manufacturer was told it was synthetic , never tried creatine again.
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Nwlifter

I've used many brands over the years. never bloated. But I only get a one time short 'boost' from the intracellular hydration it causes. Scale goes up about 5 pounds, muscle groups up about a quarter inch, then continuing on it just maintains that. So nothing amazing IMO.
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