Can I Take Only Creatine Without Protein? (Here’s What You Need to Know!)

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Yes, you can take only creatine without protein (and vice-versa). Creatine supplementation increases the stores of phosphocreatine in the muscles, which aids the formation of ATP (the body’s principal source of storing and transferring energy to the cells). Whereas whey protein contains branched-chain amino acids, which aids in muscle building. Neither supplement depends on the … Read more

Hunger Pangs After Creatine? Here’s Why (& What to Do)

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Creatine neither increases nor suppresses hunger. Creatine merely increases the energy stores in your muscles. With that being said, creatine supplementation will require you to drink more water than usual, and often dehydration is mistaken for hunger. Furthermore, the increased energy in your muscles should generally help you to workout for longer and harder. So, … Read more

Does Creatine Make Your Face Fat? (4 Factors to Consider)

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The main reason you take creatine is to increase muscle mass and strength, while improving your sports performance. However, you’ll also often hear of certain side effects when it comes to creatine supplementation. And possibly the last thing you want when you’re trying to sculpt the perfect physique is a fat face to top it … Read more

What Happens if You Don’t Drink Enough Water With Creatine? (4 Creatine H2O Facts)

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You’ll typically always hear a vast array of do’s and don’t about creatine. But, one thing is for sure, you know you should definitely be drinking plenty of water. However, it’s difficult to know whether you’re drinking enough water, and what can potentially happen if you don’t. So, allow me to explain everything you need … Read more

How Long Does it Take to Lose Creatine Water Weight? (Solved!)

How Long to Lose Creatine Water Weight

So, you want to know how long to lose creatine water weight. As fantastic a supplement as creatine is, many of us tend to worry about the inevitable happening. Okay, I’ll admit that this isn’t the case for everyone, but the vast majority of people tend to put on water weight through creatine supplementation. Plus, … Read more