RealAdvice saidGuess I'll be the one to come down on Charlitos hard...
Taking CREATINE isn't natural, it causes you to store water in your muscles to make you look bigger. It's as fake as steroids or implants to use that shit!
You should know better than that before offering your advice here, and telling people it's ok to use creatine and isolated protein powders when they can be just as damaging as steroids!
Dangers of Creatine:
"One of the biggest short-term risks in taking Creatine supplements is dehydration, which in some cases have become fatal. This is because included in the fluid that Creatine draws to muscles are the fluids that vital organs need to function. This means that people who take these supplements should make sure that they drink adequate amount of water. Other very common short-term risks include a higher incidence of muscle cramps, muscle pulls, and muscle tears. The reason given for these is that the high levels of fluid in the muscles as a result of fluid being drawn to them have made the muscles more vulnerable to these conditions. Other short-term risks include nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea."
"The limited literature on the long-term risks of Creatine supplementation has shown that there are areas of concerns that can provide the basis for studies on the long-term risks. One of these areas include the possibility that taking supplements for long time can cause kidney disorders, as there have been documented cases wherein kidney problems have been attributed
to the long-term use of large doses of Creatine supplements."
Most muscular guys find themselves much smaller looking when they get off of Creatine. That's the only reason why Charlitos looks so big in his photos, it's not that his muscles are huge, it's that the WATER IN HIS MUSCLES GIVE THE APPEARANCE THAT HE IS MORE MUSCULAR than he actually is. So yeah Charlito's you are about as fake as BELLO with all that creatine in your muscles. So suck it!
Isolated protein out of a jar isn't natural either, Excess protein is linked to liver & kidney damage as I'm sure you all should know about by now. It's better to only get protein from natural whole sources. Like that which is in meat/fish/eggs...and the best protein is that which is only slightly cooked or steamed. Raw proteins are more effective and healthier for you than their cooked counterparts. So I would only cook them lightly, medium rare for me.
First of all, I dont abuse creatine like youre trying to make it sound. The one I have right now is mixed with proteins and energy boosters so I use it when I go to the gym at really odd hours like 2am in the morning or when im just feeling tired. I stop using suplements like creatine/protein every now and then, for 2 weeks, for 2 months, for 4 months it depends and my body doesnt change at all unless i stop working out, then my abs loose some definition.
Second of all, I have a metabolism that doesn not allow me to process every meal as I wish. On top of that my stomach capacity is tiny, if I want to gain weight I cant rely on my regular meals only, especially when I barely have the time to have a proper meal and when I do I cant even handle big portions. With protein shakes I make sure my already worked muscles dont go on a protein strike.
Finally talking about a few of your "points"
- Creatine causes dehydration? Yes it does, please google water.
- Creatine is not natural? Yes it is. amino acids arginine, methionine, and glycine also known as Creatine is all natural and you can find it in every vertebrate.
- The overuse of anything is unhealthy, creatine is not exception and any kidney damage provoked by the use of creatine hasnt been proven scientifically mainly due to the fact that its unlikely to happen unless you already have an existing condition and even then it is commonly associated with dehydration caused by the use of creatine and nothing else.
I dont know what your problem is, but who are you really? Seems like some already existing members create profiles to troll the forums. You can perfectly make good points and disagree without attacking other members. My point here was "do not take steroids, there are other healthier and more natural alternatives, they work long term, but they pay off if you really persist." I created this post my best intentions in order to encourage others. So please.... fuck off whoever you are just fuck off