Creatine is not potent enough to give you renal failure. Creatine is not potent enough to give you strength gains so great that they would go away if you stopped taking creatine.
Your body produces creatine naturally. Creatine is also found in all types of meat. Creatine is a molecule that allows ATP to be turned into ADP. This is how every living thing produces energy.
Taking creatine is meant to give you extra creatine so your body can turn more ATP into ADP. If you can turn more ATP into ADP, you wil have more energy. If you have more energy, you can lift heavier weights. If you lift heavier weights, you can cause greater overload on your body and make faster progress.
Many ignorant critics of creatine say that there has not been a study for the long term health effects of creatine supplements. That’s because such a study would be a total waste of time.
Unlike steroids, amphetamines, or narcotics, creatine is not a drug. It doesn’t trick the body into producing more hormones or more dopamine. All creatine does is allow your body to use the ATP it already has produced more effectively.
The myth about renal failure is probably in reference to the non-existent dangers of protein supplements. People tend to get stories about creatine, protein shakes, and steroids mixed up…especially when they drink more than a six pack every weekend.
Some people may tell you that creatine will cause your muscles to gain water weight. Well, that’s just fine. Your muscles are mostly water. It seems like muscles should hold more water as their size increases.
What’s the negative about creatine? I think its effectiveness is pretty debatable. It helps some people more than others. I think the benefits people see from creatine supplements are 90% placebo and at the most 10% biological.
Supplements like NO Vapor and NO Xplode work better than creatine for giving you extra energy. But the only reason for this is that they have a ton of caffeine in them. They’re also way more expensive than raw creatine.
Bottom line? Biotest’s Creatine is really cheap, mixes really well, and is probably the best pure Creatine powder you can buy. You get like 100 doese for not a lot of $$$. But I think having cup of coffee with lunch and having a good diet helps a lot more.