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How to Explain that Creatine isn't Steroids?

I’m not sure this is the right place to post this but, I’m new to the site. I’ve been lurking around for about 3 months now and I finally decided to make an account. I’m 17 years old weight around 138 at 5’7 pounds of pretty much muscle a have a very low body fat not (sure of any exact numbers) I’ve been lifting for about a year and 4 months now.

The first year was utter bullshit training where I pretty much went to the gym an worked out whatever I felt like doing at the time. About the only thing I was doing right was taking Muscle Milk after I worked out.

I gained a bit of muscle from that and not to mention the wresting i had been doing for 3 years… but not nearly as much as I have been.

Anyway the last 4 months I’ve totally revamped my diet into totally clean eating. I set up an eating plan and a crappy food log that I’ve been meaning to fix up when I’m not so busy with college and work. I also recently purchased 150 healthiest foods on earth after seeing it mentioned on the site and I must say it’s awesome.I starting doing the intermediate level workout from Ian Kings Books of Muscle and it’ been going great for me.

I started off at a solid base of 128 pounds 4 months ago and I’m well on my way up staying somewhere around a steady 138 pounds without any noticable fat gain and I look a lot bigger than I did before.

Okay well enough about all that the main reason I’m posting this topic is because I just came off my first month cycle of creatine.

The thing that’s upsetting me is that everyone my friends that lift wieghts and select family members inculded is blaming my gains in the last 4 months or so souly on me supplmenting creatine. They’re totally ingnoring my change in diet the fact that I’m shovling food into my mouth constantly and that I’m actually lifting with a good program now.

They think that nothing else has played a factor into my resent change other than some damn pill that I take 2 of twice a day. I’ve become know now by my friends as ‘the kid who takes creatine thats why he’s getting bigger and we can ignore everything we says about his diet and new way of lifting.’

To make a long story short whats the best way to convince my friends and family that creatine isn’t steroids and it’s not the only reason I’ve been getting stronger. Nor is it going to make me into a pro bodybuilder or kill me? I’ve shown them articals online about the supplement by they all complain and say ‘oh it’s all bullshit information because they take the supplement themselves blah blah blah.’

I just tell them to fuck off.

Then agian I don’t have any pansy friends that dont know what creatine is.

How to deal with ignorance? Tell them to read a book and eat a dick while they’re at it.

Muscle Milk? LOL

Tell them to fuck off. Failing that show them a source that isn’t bodybuilding related.

Creatine is nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertebrates and helps to supply energy to muscle and nerve cells. Creatine was identified in 1832 when Michel Eugene Chevreul discovered it as a component of skeletal muscle, which he later named creatine after the Greek word for flesh, Kreas.

well u should ve not told them in first place that u r taking creatine
neways just tell tham that u ve stopped takin it now
that happens to me all the time n that is my policy

[quote]Makavali wrote:
Muscle Milk? LOL[/quote]

I never had any idea there was anything wrong with muscle milk, but thats what it sounds like haha.

Care to explain? I mean the more I know the better right? I already plan on ordering some Metabolic Drive Complete when my next paycheck rolls.

But if youd explain please thatd be cool.

But to the rest of you, I guess I just have to deal with my friends being idiots for the time being.

You could always develop a reputation for being short fused and belligerent.

You only have to start a few brawls before annoying people in general avoid you like the plague

Muscle milk isnt bad per say its just not worth what it costs by a long shot.

Smile and say thank you. cause what there saying is that there is no way to get as big as you w/o steroids. The ancient Chinese art of hard work has long since passed and we our the few the proud the holders of this secret.

[quote]Westclock wrote:
Muscle milk isnt bad per say its just not worth what it costs by a long shot.[/quote]

Some interesting reading here:

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_supplements/the_naked_truth

[quote]Westclock wrote:
You could always develop a reputation for being short fused and belligerent.

You only have to start a few brawls before annoying people in general avoid you like the plague

Muscle milk isnt bad per say its just not worth what it costs by a long shot.[/quote]

That kind of creatine rage would just fit the stereotype though.

[quote]oldskinnyfat wrote:
Westclock wrote:
Muscle milk isnt bad per say its just not worth what it costs by a long shot.

Some interesting reading here:

http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_supplements/the_naked_truth

[/quote]

Interesting stuff… thanks for the links!

Another thing I keep hearing that mono is known to give you a fluffy appearance is there any truth behind that?

Its fine dude, I began to swallow protein (about200g a day) and been making massive gains. Like you i was doing bullshit for a while so when you revamp shit your gains are sicknasty, and my mom keeps saying im going to kill my kidneys from all the protein, then i get really fed up with that and start reeming her on chain smoking, then she brings up my glutamine (which i let her take actually), creatine, and post workout drinks i have. God forbid i get fed up and say, yanno, just leave me alone! THEN IT MUST BE THE STEROIDS!!..your not alone pal brush it off

The Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein has creatine in it. So you could just use that and say that your only using whey protein now and your “off” the creatine.

[quote]Spencerulz wrote:
Smile and say thank you. cause what there saying is that there is no way to get as big as you w/o steroids. The ancient Chinese art of hard work has long since passed and we our the few the proud the holders of this secret. [/quote]

… they’re saying you cant be 138lbs without roids? They would be the fucking most ignorant people on planet earth

OP, why the fuck do you care about the reasons people think you gained 10 pounds anyways?

[quote]Zackgsc wrote:
They think that nothing else has played a factor into my resent change other than some damn pill that I take 2 of twice a day. I’ve become know now by my friends as ‘the kid who takes creatine thats why he’s getting bigger and we can ignore everything we says about his diet and new way of lifting.’[/quote]

First off, Creatine monohydrate is an amino acid, I believe.

Secondly, if you’re taking Creatine in pill form there’s a good chance you’re not getting much out of it anyway.

  1. show them the general structure of a steroid (based on cholesterol)

  2. show them the general structure of an amino acid

  3. ask them if they even vaguely look similar

  4. call them an idiot

alternatively reply with “hell ya this is the premium juice right here, i get wicked size and pump from it, you want some !?”

[quote]cyph31 wrote:

  1. show them the general structure of a steroid (based on cholesterol)

  2. show them the general structure of an amino acid

  3. ask them if they even vaguely look similar

  4. call them an idiot

alternatively reply with “hell ya this is the premium juice right here, i get wicked size and pump from it, you want some !?”[/quote]

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Offer to become the resident steroid dealer at your gym. You can pitch your product as the only steroid which requires no PCT.

[quote]HK24719 wrote:
Secondly, if you’re taking Creatine in pill form there’s a good chance you’re not getting much out of it anyway.[/quote]

Yeah so far that’s what I’ve been hearing, once I finish off the stuff that I have right I plan on buying some plain old monohydrate and see how that works out for me.

Haha I should just fuck around with them and pretend the stuff really is what’s giving me my gains,then they’d go out and buy it exspecting to see amazing results.

[quote]VALERIUS wrote:
The Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein has creatine in it. So you could just use that and say that your only using whey protein now and your “off” the creatine.[/quote]

I personally wouldnt waste my time/money on Body Fortress; the product isn’t very high of quality.

OP - I agree with ditching the pills and getting plain mono. Not only would it save you a good deal of cash, but I’m sure you would see benefits by taking a better quality supplement.

I had similar recently and responded:

the creatine is natural and doesn’t make that big a difference, in fact it is found in beef…

However the Gorilla testosterone I inject into my balls every day upon waking is working nicely and i will look like AHHnald by the end of next week just not as small.

Then proceed to stomp round the room going BOOOOOOOM and YEAAH BUDDY or better:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1_Qgw3YSNtg&feature=related