Creatine Monohydrate:
The Advantages & Disadvantages

Being one of the most popular forms of creatine used today, creatine monohydrate has always provided results; especially for athletes and newbie’s in the bodybuilding world. So, what is creatine monohydrate and why is it so popular?

Naturally, creatine monohydrate is found in small quantities in the body where it assists in the generation of energy for the normal functioning of the cells. Although we have had other sportsmen and women using the modern and other mixtures of creatine, I highly recommend the use of simple, basic monohydrate because it is effective and completely safe. In fact, it is the only creatine supplement that has clinical trials backing up it’s validity as a muscle-building supplement.

Before committing to use creatine monohydrate, it is important that you know both the advantages and disadvantages. This article is basically focused on exposing you to the possible effects you will experience when using this type of creatine.


  • According to researchers creatine monohydrate not only increases the weightlifting performances but also all the other kinds of physical training including cardio.
  • Apart from getting enough energy to do extreme exercises for longer periods, creatine monohydrate will help your muscles recover more quickly.
  • By speeding up the fat burning process in your body, it will greatly assist you get lean muscle mass hence a fine body shape. This however will not happen if you don’t work out.
  • Creatine does not contain calories. This is a relief to those who fear adding excessive weight if they don’t exercise adequately.


So long as you drink a lot of water during exercises after the consumption of creatine, you are safe; because creatine helps draw water to the muscles. Dehydration and muscles cramp are the results of not drinking enough water. Sometimes, due to the accumulation of creatine in the small intestines, you are bound to experience nausea and stomach pains. This can be avoided if you buy high quality creatine monohydrate and take the dosage as prescribed.

According to books written and published after thorough research and also feedback collected from those who have once used creatine monohydrate, there have been no major recorded side effects related to its use. However, you can be faced by very severe health issues if you try to combine creatine monohydrate with other supplements. Check with a doctor before combining any vitamin or supplement.

We have some people who respond to other supplements other than the genuine creatine monohydrate.

It is clear that the advantages of creatine monohydrate are way heavier than the disadvantages. In fact, in the past creatine was ranked as the number one energy booster. This was before scientists realized the other properties (muscle builder and fat burner).

If you are having health issues, i.e. kidney failure, it is advisable that you either use small amounts of creatine or not at all. If in doubts about you condition, it is better to take your time and visit a specialist who will carry out relevant tests before giving you a go ahead.

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