Stop Listening To Your Coach…Creatine Does Not Make You Bloat

Stop Listening To Your Coach…Creatine Does Not Make You Bloat

One of the most popular statements we receive from people when telling them about our products is that "creatine makes me bloat."  This is the point where I put the best smile on my face and explain to customers that no, creatine does not cause bloating.  This is one of the many myths of the fitness industry.  Somewhere along the line someone told you that creatine makes you bloat and as with most things these days, we have a tendency to believe the other person knows what they are talking about.  However, with all due respect, if you have ever said or heard someone say creatine makes you bloat, they in fact do not know what they are talking about.  If the creatine you are taking does in fact make you bloated, read the back of the label and I guarantee this is because the product has a large amount of sugar in it (which causes bloating), the dosage is too high, or the creatine is part of a "proprietary blend" instead of being Pharmaceutical monohydrate creatine as we at LuaVíve use in all of our products.

As background, creatine is naturally produced by the body by way of amino acids.  Creatine produces energy for your muscles to sustain during workouts.  Therefore, many people supplement with creatine to increase their strength and endurance particularly during their workouts.  As for the myth…when you are bloated, it is because you are storing water in the area between the skin and muscle called your subcutaneous layer of fat.  However, creatine adds water to the actual MUSCLE, not the subcutaneous layer, therefore there is no probable way creatine is the cause of your bloat.  In fact, creatine does quite the opposite, it brings more water into your muscles, thus them appear fuller.  And who doesn't want fuller muscles?

If you were one of the many who believed this myth, don't worry you are in good company and now are a bit wiser.  The real culprit of these fitness myths is that social media allows people to hold themselves out as experts in the fitness industry without any support to back it up.  Now I am not stating that all of the fitness pages don't know what they are talking about, as some provide great content  However, those pages are few and far in between.  The only way you can be in control of your health is if you make the effort to research the information that is being spewed to you across these platforms.  If I can offer you any advice it would be to not take anyone at their word when it comes to supplements (even ours).  Instead, go do your research and find out what you are putting into your body and whether it is necessary to your specific fitness goals.  In the meantime, head over to our site and check out our awesome products, which have creatine and won't make you bloat. Guaranteed.