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creatine and the flatulation

I was just curious if any of you get horrible gas from creatine? Before I started taking it people told me it will give you bad gas, but shit after I take my 5 grams watch out or just stay the hell away from me. Anyway, that has been on my mind as well as consuming all of the breathable air around me. What about the rest of you?

The only answer i can give for that problem is that it depends on the person. Some people can handle it and some people can’t. If i were you try using a micronized creatine. It is a finer grain(meaning smaller granules) creatine. It allows for easier absorption and digestion.

Thanks blaz, but I use the micronized creatine. I guess I am just fucked. Thanks anyway though bro!

Dude, I fart a lot. And I haven’t even started using my creatine yet…

Try taking your creatine mixed in warm water. You could also mix it into coffee or tea if you drink the stuff. When I’m on creatine, I usually just drink an extra glass of water after consuming it in the warm water. This seems to alleviate the stomach bloat for me.