I'm Allergic To Creatine?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by bSquared949, May 31, 2008.

  1. bSquared949

    bSquared949 Guest

    I think i am allergic to creatine (powder and pill form).
    I have tried monohydrate, ethyl ester, and kre-alkalyn and they have all done the same thing:
    - Stomach Cramps (they did not go away after a couple of days)
    - Bloated

    I did not think this was possible so I had my brother take the same stuff I did for the same amount of time and he did not have a problem with it.

    I know creatine is important in muscle strength and growth so my question is:
    Is there an alternative to creatine?
     
  2. arctic82

    arctic82 Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Under pressure
    creatine does retent water, but its supposed to be inside muscle. What with are you taking the creatine?

    Doubt that your actually allergic to the stuff cos its abundent in meats and stuff. But everybody reacts differently and GI distress would suggest that you shouldn't take it, just becouse its not worth it if you get craps etc.

    Tell us the dose and what with did you take it...
     
  3. DEVILsSON

    DEVILsSON Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2006
    Messages:
    5,937
    Likes Received:
    163
    some people do indeed experience your type of sideeffects...not necessarily an allergy but just your body having difficulties digesting the supplement...

    it's found in meat/fish/poultry in considerably smaller quanitities...i believe u get 1g per kg of meat....so go on an all meat diet...haha...one of the posters in here did just that for other reasons...so it's definitely doable...(i am only half serious)
     
  4. Revok

    Revok Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    4,030
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Om Tat Sat
    Exactly how did you take it? The only time the stuff has caused me problems I haven't used enough carbs/protein to elicit the necessary insulin response.
     
  5. food70

    food70 White Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Some of the things you mentioned are just typical problems that some encounter with creatine(bloating and cramps).
    I would look into using some BCAA. While the effects will not be the same, a high dose of leucine is good for muscles.
     
  6. bSquared949

    bSquared949 Guest

    5 grams pre and post workout

    i know i am not allergic to it because it is found in food, but maybe 5 grams is too much for me?
    should i try a lower dosage like 3grams or 2.5 grams?
     
  7. DanCrase

    DanCrase White Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    A lower dose SHOULD reduce your side effects, which you could then try substituting half the dose for added meat consumption in the diet

    The only side effects I had were really greasy shits for the week after the loading phase, every time.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.