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Hey guys, Paul from Ultimate Fat
here, and today I’m going to tell you the 3 things you need to know about creatine weight
gain. I’ll be right back
in just a couple of seconds, stick around, don’t go anywhere. Alright welcome back. So, maybe you’ve tried creatine and noticed
that after a week or so of taking the supplement you’ve gained some weight on the scales – maybe
as much as 10 pounds – and you think you’re looking bigger
and more pumped. Well the three things you need to know about
your creatine weight gain… #1: Unfortunately, this new weight gain is
not muscle mass, it’s water. In addition to providing the raw material
for the anaerobic energy creation process in the muscle cell, Creatine monohydrate causes
“cell volumization” – or in other words, it does a great job of drawing water into the
muscle cells, which will result initially in significant weight gain… and
yes, you’ll look bigger and more pumped or “swole” as a result. But this is not muscle mass, it’s water. Nothing builds 10 pounds of muscles in a week, not even anabolics. #2 This is a harmless side effect that you
don’t need to worry about at all. In fact, because additional water in the muscle
cells makes the transfer of nutrients more efficient, some argue this is actually
beneficial – and in all likelihood it probably is – so don’t “sweat it” too much; not a big deal. #3 This weight gain is only temporary and
will dissipate shortly after you stop taking the supplement. So if you’re trying to lose weight and you’re taking creatine at the same time, remember that what is represented on the scale
right now is artificially high as a result of the excess water in the muscle cells. If you want to see your true weight, well
you’re going to have to cycle off creatine for a couple of weeks. And then the water will dissipate and you won’t see that reflected in the scales anymore. Alright guys, there you have it; 3 things
to know about creatine weight gain. If you enjoyed this video, please give it
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15 thoughts on “3 Things You Should Know About Creatine Weight Gain

  1. I've been bulking to about 6 weeks, and I'm taking creative. I've noticed that my body is looking a bit softer, would it be from creatine waterweight? or is it mostly fat?

  2. I’ve gained 15 lbs after using creatine for about 2 weeks, but I fell and look better than before so I’m fine with the weight gains. My arms are bigger and my confidence is up so it’s worth it in my book.

  3. Thanks for the info. I got a question though, and i hope you can answer it. In terms of timing of Creatine, would my morning weigh-in the next day fluctuate if i, for instance, take my Creatine in the morning or right before bed? Would there be any differences? I talk about both training and non-training days. Hope you can answer 🙂

  4. You’re not going to put on 10lbs of water in a week with Creatine. No way! A couple of pounds maybe and that’s if you’re already muscular and over 200lbs. I use Creatine and hmb (Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate) when cutting. Studies have shown hmb to have muscle sparing effect when in a caloric deficit.

  5. I want to loose weight should i stop taking creatine…i am taking it for the source of energy for runnning

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