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    i am 15 years old and i was wondering if it would be okay for me to take creatine? I have gotten mixed answers from everybody saying that it would effect my hormones and development, and saying it was completely fine. so any advice from knowledge or experience would help. Thanks
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    Hey Krazy Girl

    As you're only 15 - NO, NO and more NO! You're still growing! The only thing I'd think you'd need at this stage is a good multivitamin and maybe some cod liver oil.

    I know creatine has been used with some success on adults, but I'm not sure what effect it would have on a still-growing body.
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    There is nothing wrong with using it at your age.
    Anything I say is for educational purposes only and I do NOT condone the act or use of anything illegal.
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    Originally Posted by krazy_girl15
    Hey,
    i am 15 years old and i was wondering if it would be okay for me to take creatine? I have gotten mixed answers from everybody saying that it would effect my hormones and development, and saying it was completely fine. so any advice from knowledge or experience would help. Thanks
    Paola
    No, I don't think Creatine is necessary for someone your age. I have a 15 yr old son who has been lifting for 6 mos. He's had good success just lifting heavy and eating well. If you really want to supplement try glutamine and amino acids but that's all.
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    not beafore 20years hase no efekt
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    Originally Posted by mommy*2*3
    No, I don't think Creatine is necessary for someone your age. I have a 15 yr old son who has been lifting for 6 mos. He's had good success just lifting heavy and eating well. If you really want to supplement try glutamine and amino acids but that's all.
    Correct, it's not exactly needed but it still won't hurt and will give you a little edge.
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    Originally Posted by CaGray88
    There is nothing wrong with using it at your age.
    beacouse of hormon functions there is no effekt and some one in 15 years need only vitamins
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    Originally Posted by toni85
    beacouse of hormon functions there is no effekt and some one in 15 years need only vitamins
    Hormone functions?....creatine has nothing to do with this. Creatine is natural....there is creatine in steak along with other types of foods. Creatine will work for a 15 year old the same way as it would for a 25 year old. Please educate yourself.
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    Why would you want to take it? It causes your muscles to retain water - what woman wants to retain water? Not to mention, you will dehydrate if you don't take in enough water (since your muscles are retaining water). Finally, it can cause terrible headaches.
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    Originally Posted by onebratt08
    Why would you want to take it? It causes your muscles to retain water - what woman wants to retain water? Not to mention, you will dehydrate if you don't take in enough water (since your muscles are retaining water). Finally, it can cause terrible headaches.
    Creatine increases the water weight stored in your cells, and most of the "water" weight is intramuscular glycogen and water - meaning it's stored in your muscles and provides a very anabolic state for your body to build muscle. This means that you'll have a better recovery and performance, more strength, etc.

    I don't see why people are so worried about retaining a little water, seeing how there are many benefits to creatine. Besides, if you're drinking at least a gallon of water a day (like you should), you shouldn't have a problem with bloat and dehydration. I haven't ever heard about creatine causing terrible headaches. Perhaps you are not drinking your gallon+ of water a day?

    As for creatine use, honestly, you don't really need it. Get a good multivitamin, calcium citrate with no maganese and magnesium, and fish oils ( take 6x a day, at least 40% EPA/DHA) and you're good to go. Food and sleep helps a lot too.
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    Originally Posted by aprilai
    Creatine increases the water weight stored in your cells, and most of the "water" weight is intramuscular glycogen and water - meaning it's stored in your muscles and provides a very anabolic state for your body to build muscle. This means that you'll have a better recovery and performance, more strength, etc.

    I don't see why people are so worried about retaining a little water, seeing how there are many benefits to creatine. Besides, if you're drinking at least a gallon of water a day (like you should), you shouldn't have a problem with bloat and dehydration. I haven't ever heard about creatine causing terrible headaches. Perhaps you are not drinking your gallon+ of water a day?

    As for creatine use, honestly, you don't really need it. Get a good multivitamin, calcium citrate with no maganese and magnesium, and fish oils ( take 6x a day, at least 40% EPA/DHA) and you're good to go. Food and sleep helps a lot too.
    I don't take it, nor would I, however I did a lot of research for a friend who took it and decided it was the cause of his massive headaches. Once he quit, the headaches went away.

    Also, I drink well beyond a gal of water a day and I still retain water, unless I'm doing something to sweat it all out, which takes more than an hour of cardio for me.

    I think at this person's age, they really should consult a physician or dietician before taking a supplement.
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    thanks for all the advice, even though their were still some mixed answers most of them were saying not to use it. so im gonna stick with my multi vitamin, and im going to try out fish oil pills. Thanks again
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    Originally Posted by aprilai
    Creatine increases the water weight stored in your cells, and most of the "water" weight is intramuscular glycogen and water - meaning it's stored in your muscles and provides a very anabolic state for your body to build muscle. This means that you'll have a better recovery and performance, more strength, etc.

    I don't see why people are so worried about retaining a little water, seeing how there are many benefits to creatine. Besides, if you're drinking at least a gallon of water a day (like you should), you shouldn't have a problem with bloat and dehydration. I haven't ever heard about creatine causing terrible headaches. Perhaps you are not drinking your gallon+ of water a day?

    As for creatine use, honestly, you don't really need it. Get a good multivitamin, calcium citrate with no maganese and magnesium, and fish oils ( take 6x a day, at least 40% EPA/DHA) and you're good to go. Food and sleep helps a lot too.
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    So what do you do if it's an extremely hot day and you are out in the element? You already have to take in extra water to prevent dehydration since the Creatine causes muscles to retain that water. Depending on what you are doing in the element, can you take in enough water (at a rate fast enough) to prevent dehydration from happening?
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    Originally Posted by onebratt08
    Why would you want to take it? It causes your muscles to retain water - what woman wants to retain water? Not to mention, you will dehydrate if you don't take in enough water (since your muscles are retaining water). Finally, it can cause terrible headaches.
    Taking creatine was the best thing I ever did for my training. I have barely retained any water and experienced no headaches. The benefits far outweigh the negatives because in my case, they were none! Just a ton of increased strength and muscle growth.

    But... to the original poster, its definitely not needed at age 15. I trained for 3 years before I used it.
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    when i was 15 i used it but im i guy im sure u will be fine
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    wait like 3 years, for now u can take glutamine after workouts for muscle recovery
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