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Does Creatine Stunt Your Growth?

I’m 16 years old and I’m about to start creatine. Will I benefit from creatine at 16, becasue I heard it will stunt your growth and u do most of your growing around 16 so it wont do mouch for u… is thi strue or should i start creatine?

Creatine is not a drug. It won’t stunt your growth.

Never heard of that. My only worry would be shitting my pants if I was doing a loading phase, which I don’t recommend anyways. Just make sure you’re eating 6 times a day before moving onto creatine, but that goes without saying I guess…

I am 6’6" tall. If not for Creatine I may have had a chance to play center in college or higher. :wink:

There are always people saying stuff like that. When I was your age people tried to convince me that eating red meat would stunt my growth. I don’t think my growth was hindered much.

Christopher

[quote]4est wrote:
Creatine is not a drug. It won’t stunt your growth.[/quote]

What are you talking about?

I started using creatine when I was younger, and my growth has been stunted! I’m only 5’4"!

Damn creatine! Worse supplement ever!!!

Don’t do drugs, m’kay?

[quote]Tin Can wrote:
Never heard of that. My only worry would be shitting my pants if I was doing a loading phase, which I don’t recommend anyways.[/quote]

LOL! Creatine always gives me the shits for the first few days when I use it.

You’d think so. But so many people can’t even get that right, yet, they want to know which supplement to use for (name goal here).