I used creatine 8 or so years ago, had great gains, ( it was the exact same product then & dont tell me its gotten better becasue its effervescent or some .) But I also had a frequent & uncomfortable need to urinate that was NOT just from consuming extra liquid, but from my kidneys being put on overload & doing damage to them with this stuff. I drank plenty of water, took a little less than the recommended dose & was having the urination problem for years after the use of creatine… I also was very short tempered with my family & young kids at the time I took it as it altered my mood.
I also have a friend who underwent a kidney transplant, that if he didnt get, he would have died . the reason for his kidney failure was creatine & he would tell you to stay far away from it as it almost costed him his life. This stuff is absolutely no good-
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Common (1% to 10%): Hyponatremia , hypochloremia, hypokalemia , blood cholesterol increased, blood uric acid increased, gout
Uncommon (% to 1%): Thirst, glucose tolerance decreased
Rare (% to %): Anorexia, serum triglycerides increased
Very rare (less than %):
Frequency not reported: Hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus , hyperuricemia, metabolic alkalosis, hypocalcemia , hypomagnesemia , hypovolemia, dehydration , tetany, serum potassium decreased, Pseudo-Bartter syndrome, electrolyte disturbances, serum calcium decreased [ Ref ]