- Positive Responders
- Renal Complications
- Increased Urination
- Nausea, Diarrhea & Gastrointestinal Distress
- Mood Swings, Anxiety & Insomnia
- Hair Loss
- Strange Experiences
“I am currently taking creatine at the dosage recommended by your studies. I have cycled it for a few years now. However, whenever I am on it for a few weeks I urinate much more than usual and I was curious as to what that meant? Am I taking too much so that my body is flushing the rest out, am I taking too little so my muscles don’t absorb the’ extra water, or what?”
“The main problem which I’m facing after using it is that of frequent urination. I have to go to rest room after every 1-1/2 hr for urination. This may be due to increase in liquid intake, but its just unbelievable.”
“My problem is this. I am urinating much more frequently. I’m getting up 2-3 times per night to urinate. Normally, I don’t have to go at all. Also, I may urinate and after, still have the urge to go again. This is not only at night. I use the rest rooms more frequently during the day as well… Is creatine effecting my kidneys? You may say that I’m urinating more often because I’m supposed to drink a lot of water. I try, but sometimes, Ill go all day barely drinking anything. But I do drink about 25oz of water around/during workout time. Is this a normal side effect?”
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Important Information: The persons whose names appear on this page have all given permission for their experiences to be posted – in their own words. This information is intended for illustrative purposes only, without scientific validation and should not be construed as medical advise. The side effects described here may be the result of additives in certain creatine products or arise from contaminants sometimes present in cheaper brands of creatine and therefore, may not be attributed to the ingestion of creatine monohydrate per se.
Avoiding Side Effects: It’s very important that you understand how creatine works and is produced commercially in order to use it most effectively with a minimum of side effects. First, purchase your creatine from a reputable vendor of high quality creatine products. Next, follow the guidelines and precautions set forth in our creatine guide; learn the inner secrets of creatine and most importantly, how to make these work in your favor to accentuate muscle growth, improve recovery from strenuous exercise and promote overall health.