Started taking creatine and noticing some weight gain? Watch now to learn the 3 things you need to know about it.
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Hey guys, Paul from Ultimate Fat Burner.com here, and today I’m going to tell you the 3 things you need to know about creatine weight gain. I’ll be right back in just a couple of seconds, stick around, don’t go anywhere.
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So, maybe you’ve tried creatine and noticed that after a week or so of taking the supplement you’ve gained some weight on the scales – maybe as much as 10 pounds – and you think you’re looking bigger and more pumped.
Well the three things you need to know about your creatine weight gain…
#1: Unfortunately, this new weight gain is not muscle mass, it’s water. In addition to providing the raw material for the anaerobic energy creation process in the muscle cell, Creatine monohydrate causes “cell volumization” – or in other words, it does a great job of drawing water into the muscle cells, which will result initially in significant weight gain… and yes, you’ll look bigger and more pumped or “swole” as a result. But this is not muscle mass, it’s water.
Nothing builds muscle this fast, not even anabolics.
#2 This is a harmless side effect that you don’t need to worry about at all. In fact, because additional water in the muscle cells makes the transfer of nutrients more efficient, some argue this is actually beneficial – and in all likelihood it probably is – so don’t worry about it.
#3 This weight gain is only temporary and will dissapate shortly after you stop taking the supplement. So if you’re trying to lose weight and you’re taking creatine remember that what is represented on the scale right now is artificially high as a result of the excess water in the muscle cells. If you want to see your true
weight reflected there, cycle off creatine for a couple of weeks.
Alright guys, there you have it; 3 things to know about creatine weight gain.