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Creatine...Is it worth the hype or worth binning?!

This week, I wanted to talk about something that's been popping up a lot on my feed lately – creatine. It seems like everywhere I look, people are touting it as the ultimate supplement.

But here's the question: does this hold true for women? Isn't there a concern that it might just lead to water retention and leave us feeling bloated and bulky?

Well, let's debunk that myth right now. The research on creatine is extensive, and a significant portion of it highlights its positive effects, especially for females. Did you know that women typically have about 70-80% lower creatine stores compared to men?

So, what exactly is creatine? Think of it as a super fuel for your muscles during those intense workouts. Whether you're pushing for a new deadlift PR or sprinting through a high-intensity session, creatine kicks in to help your muscles produce the energy they need to crush those goals!

Studies suggest that creatine can boost strength, power, and overall athletic performance without causing bulky muscles. It's a win-win situation.

But here's the kicker: creatine isn't just for your body – it's also a brain booster! Recent research even suggests that it could have positive effects on mood and cognition. This makes it a game-changer for us ladies, especially during phases like menstruation, pregnancy, post-partum, and menopause.

And guess what? There's more! New studies indicate that creatine might also support gut health by reducing inflammation and strengthening your gut's defenses. Talk about a multi-tasking supplement!

Now, you might be wondering if you need to supplement with creatine. While you can get it from whole foods, hitting your daily target of 3-5g can be quite challenging without consuming large amounts of specific foods. For example:

  • Red meat contains about 2-5g of creatine per pound.

  • Fish contains about 4-5g of creatine per pound.

  • Poultry contains around 1-2g of creatine per pound.

The list goes on. So, instead of relying solely on food, I recommend considering a creatine monohydrate supplement. Look for one with the CreaPure stamp – it's a mark of high quality and purity.

No need to stress about loading phases either. Just stick to a steady dose of 2-5g per day, and you'll start seeing the benefits within a month or so if you stay consistent!

P.S. Personally, I always opt for creatine with the CreaPure stamp. It's a mark of quality that helps me avoid the symptoms associated with cheap, low-quality creatine.

What are your thoughts? Let me know if you found this helpful or if you have any questions!

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