01-24-2006, 01:28 PM #1
loss of strength from discontinuance of creatine?
ive got a fair amount of creatine left over from about a year ago and ive been thinking about taking it, but i know that supplementing with it will cause your body to stop producing its own natural creatine. has anyone experienced any significant loss of strength from discontinuing creatine?
01-24-2006, 06:27 PM #2
i just stopped creatine after being on for about 6-7 months. the most noticable effect from comming off was my drop in endurance. i had the strength to lift the weight on my first set, but for my following sets i got to failure much faster
01-24-2006, 06:28 PM #3
also check the experiration date on the creatine, im not posotive but it may lose effectivness if past the recommended date
01-24-2006, 06:49 PM #4
i take it pretty regulary i'll take it for a few months then stop for 30 days then up again
01-24-2006, 07:08 PM #5
bro, if your body stopped making creatine, you probably would die
01-24-2006, 08:22 PM #6Originally Posted by Tren Bull
Does your body really even produce creatine? I thought it was just something that you got out of your food
01-24-2006, 09:07 PM #7
i was under the impression that our bodies produce it, i know i heard that somewhere, but i know its in meat too.
01-24-2006, 09:22 PM #8Junior Member
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Creatine is produced in the body, but only in minimal amounts. That's why creatine supplementation is so effective, because it boosts your creatine levels well beyond what your body could ever produce naturally.
In answer to your initial question, I've never noticed any signifigant loss in strength when discontinuing creatine use, but like someone else already pointed out, I do notice a decrease in muscle endurance.
01-24-2006, 10:02 PM #9
creatine comes from food in small amounts ,
and created by the body through amino acids
creatine, won't effect the bodies supply
01-24-2006, 10:19 PM #10
cool, i think il go take some right now then
01-24-2006, 11:07 PM #11
01-24-2006, 11:12 PM #12Banned
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I always take cell tech low carb off cycle, low bloat nah mean???
01-24-2006, 11:39 PM #13
ive taken cell tech before, its kinda expensive. you can buy creatine from lion nutrition 500 grams for 12 bucks
01-25-2006, 12:43 AM #14
I haven't taken creatine in about 2 years..I think I may hope on it. Makes a good natty supplement
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