Why Should Women Take Creatine?
When I first started talking about Creatine, my wife thought I was talking about a steroid. She couldn’t have been more wrong! Many people have misguided ideas of Creatine and what it does, so here is an overall synopsis of what it can do for your body.
Creatine is a natural substance created in our kidneys and derived from the foods that we eat. It is also found in some meats. It has been studied more than any other supplement. It is safe and effective with powerful benefits for both athletic performance and general health.
It has been shown to improve exercise performance, muscle growth, brain function, and even fight certain neurological diseases!
Men, bodybuilders, and professional athletes aren’t the only ones that should take creatine. Everyone should be supplementing with this super supplement.
Read below to learn about the false myths of creatine, its benefits, and what you should be taking.
I Heard Creatine Isn’t Safe – What Gives?
Myth 1: creatine will make me gain weight and retain water
False: studies show that men tend to retain more water due to creatine supplementation than women. If you are one of the few women that does retain some water weight from creatine, wait a week or two as this “extra” water weight should go away.
Myth 2: creatine is a steroid
False: creatine is an amino acid (think, building blocks of proteins); not a hormone.
Myth 3: creatine is only for bodybuilders and those looking to put on massive muscle
False: creatine is a safe and effective supplement for improved athletic performance and general health. It also has aerobic benefits and helps muscles fight fatigue!
Myth 4: creatine will hurt my kidneys
False: our bodies naturally create creatine and we get it from some of the foods we eat (i.e. red meat having the highest levels). But supplementing with creatine is necessary to get the recommended daily amount needed for all the amazing benefits of this super supplement. Especially for vegans and vegetarians that get very limited amounts from their diets!
What are the Benefits of Creatine for Women?
Benefits Include (these benefits are for men and women alike):
Increases Strength and Power
Improves Aerobic endurance and fights muscle fatigue
Improves Muscle Growth
Improves Recovery between sets and workouts
Improves Brain function and Health
May fight some Neurological Diseases
May lower Blood Sugar and Fight Diabetes
May reduce Fatigue and Tiredness (anyone like increased energy?!)
What is the Best Creatine for Women?
There are many forms of creatine available, but only one form is the safest and most studied – creatine monohydrate. You can’t go wrong with this form and the recommended dosage of 3-5 grams per day.
Creatine builds up in your body over 28 days, so taking it every day is important to get the full effect of its benefits. But don’t fret if you miss a day since it doesn’t deplete from the muscle in one day either. Just do your best to take it as often as possible!
Want to Try Creatine?
Propello Life’s Pre-Workout formula has 5 grams of the highest quality creatine monohydrate available. And our formula is vegan too! Plus, it has other amazing and safe ingredients to fuel your workout.
If you want to learn more check out our other article on creatine: Creatine: The Super Supplement Everyone Should Be Taking (Even Women!!!)