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Creatine Sickness

Hi Guys

Ive started taking a scoop of creatine after training and im struggling with it making my quite sick.

Is there anything you can do to make it a bit easier on the stomach ?

Cheers

Is it pure creatine monohydrate? or a mix of a ton of sugar and stuff made by a certain company.

If it is just pure monohydrate, like the stuff sold here, then make sure you’re mixing it in your protein drink or meal or anything that [quote] also contains one or more insulinogenic ingredients, such as essential amino acids, branched-chain amino acids, whey isolate, or grape juice. [/quote]

But creatine by itself shouldn’t be making you sick.

[quote]Rocky2 wrote:
Is it pure creatine monohydrate? or a mix of a ton of sugar and stuff made by a certain company.

If it is just pure monohydrate, like the stuff sold here, then make sure you’re mixing it in your protein drink or meal or anything that [quote] also contains one or more insulinogenic ingredients, such as essential amino acids, branched-chain amino acids, whey isolate, or grape juice. [/quote]

But creatine by itself shouldn’t be making you sick.[/quote]

thanks for getting back to me

Ingredients
This product is 100% Creatine Monohydrate with nothing added or taken away.

thats all it says ingredients wise dont know how reliable that is

is drinking it with milk likely to help maybe line the stomach ?

[quote]Richie1888 wrote:
Hi Guys

Ive started taking a scoop of creatine after training and im struggling with it making my quite sick.

Is there anything you can do to make it a bit easier on the stomach ?

Cheers

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I feel awful after taking creatine monohydrate. My stomach gets upset, I don’t feel well, and I can shit through a screen door with in 6 hours. I would say that I suffer through low grade nausea for 2-3 hours after taking any more than a level teaspoon full.

I’ve found splitting creatine up throughout the day helps as does staying hydrated. The less water I’ve had during the day, the worse I feel when I finally take creatine.

so is hydration a big thing with it should i be taking on water after taking it ?

a teaspoon ? im taking a 26g scoop maybe thats too much in a sitting

[quote]Richie1888 wrote:
so is hydration a big thing with it should i be taking on water after taking it ?

a teaspoon ? im taking a 26g scoop maybe thats too much in a sitting

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Hydration is very important with creatine supplementation. I take a teaspoon (approx 5g) at a time. 25g at once would have me pissing out of my ass for a week.

[quote]Richie1888 wrote:
im taking a 26g scoop maybe thats too much in a sitting [/quote]
This is absolutely the problem. The “standard” dose for creatine monohydrate is 5 grams at a time.

What’s the name of the brand you’re using? (Not a link to it, just the name.) I find it hard to believe that it’s only straight creatine, with no extras like Rocky mentioned, and they’re recommending 26 grams per serving.

5-10g a day, in 5 gram doses. 26g is way too much.

[quote]Richie1888 wrote:
so is hydration a big thing with it should i be taking on water after taking it ?

a teaspoon ? im taking a 26g scoop maybe thats too much in a sitting

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Good lord that’s way unnecessary. Well that’s likely your problem. Take the 5 grams that’s recommended and read this article

lol I went bac and read it and it says on it to only take one to two servings (5g) a day. thats what I get for scanning something and not tkaing it all in.

ill get a look at that article now

many thanks guys

I cant take creatine either, it makes me feel the exact same way. I have tried many different brands and it all makes me feel like shit. I stay away from it.