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creatine serum(6 posts)

creatine serummorency
Nov 16, 2002 12:57 AM
does anybody have experience with creatine serum?
(from "Muscle Marketing USA")
they make a lot of advertisement in Europe as would everybody in the US use it
re: creatine serumMcAndrus
Nov 16, 2002 6:33 AM
What research I know of says it has little effect on cyclists. Here's a link with some discussions of the research. You'll need to scroll down on the page to fine the articles on creatine.

http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/nutrition.htm
re: creatine serumCARBON110
Nov 16, 2002 2:04 PM
not recommended. If you use it its good for muscle building but you retan ALOT of water. Which is not good. I have been told to stay away from it. It also has a variety of side affects
re: creatine serumCARBON110
Nov 16, 2002 2:05 PM
thats side effects :)
Heres the bottom linePODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 16, 2002 8:33 PM
Now if you went to the Peak Performance website (pponline.co.uk) you find about half the articles in favour of creatine and half opposed to it.

But ultimately the bottom line is this. If you just a recreational/non-pro cyclist why screw with your body when it doesn't need to be? Basically your gambling you money on something that you don't know will hurt or help you. And if it does help it will only be marigal. If your a pro and have the time to spend experimenting, with coaches behind you that will test how it helps/hinders you then by all means consider going for it. Being a pro by that stage your probably reaching your peak potential and creatine may help give you that extra little bit. However, for the average cyclist/person its not worth it.

O ya I've heard scary stuff about people screwing up their livers with creatine... is that a risk you want to pay for?

Thats my 2 cents,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
Heres the bottom linemorency
Nov 17, 2002 11:44 PM
thanks for the reply, what you state is something most coaches say abaut creatine in powder, however in the advertisement they say:
-no water retention and no problems with liver because it's liquid
but the major point is that when you guys in the US already have your doubts then I think the advertisement sucks
and as you state, it's not worth screwing up your liver
So in each case, I won't consider using it