Women! Forget what you’ve heard about creatine!

“It’s going to make me retain water weight.” “I don’t want to bloat.” “It’s for building mass and I don’t want to get bulky.” “Creatine is a steroid.”

These are a few things we hear on the regular and it’s simply not all true. Creatine is the most researched ingredient when it comes to supplements, so, what you’ve heard in the gym locker room might just be a wives tale. Of course, we are going to reflect on anything that may be true as well. Remember? We love complete transparency here at DAS Labs!

So, without further adieu, let’s break down each of these statements one by one.

Water Retention & Bloating: Supplements can effect everyone differently. No two people are alike. Creatine may cause a slight water retention when beginning supplementation. Hence, you may notice a tiny change in weight when you begin to take creatine.[1] Be sure you’re buying quality to avoid the excess sodium found in cheaply made creatine, since sodium may cause water retention.

Bulking: Taking creatine alone, will not cause massive gainz. Since women tend to have lower testosterone levels, it may be difficult to put on massive muscle size. So, put this tale to rest. Initially, you may notice a slight weight change, but, you won’t be walking around looking like the overall winner of Mr. Olympia. If anything, it MAY help you fuel and push through your workouts…thus, potentially helping you reach your fitness goals.

Steroid: So, stating the obvious…if creatine were an anabolic steroid, do you think you could purchase it in your local supplement shop? Nope! Furthermore, it’s not listed as a banned substance on WADA. Don’t trip, chicken strip, you aren’t going to experience roid rage while taking it.

In conclusion, if you’re a woman, and you want to increase your strength and endurance[2], we suggest you try our Six Point Creatine

Disclaimer: If you have any pre-existing conditions, please consult with your doctor before taking supplements.

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About Six Point:

Six Point Creatine packs 5.75g of raw power. Specifically formulated to increase power and stimulate muscle growth. Utilizing 6 different types of creatine, each with different benefits, and different rates of release. Six Point covers the spectrum from monohydrate for cellular volume, to a buffered hydrochloride for sustained benefits. Every ingredient has been methodically dosed to work synergistically for optimal results. 6 Point uses a non-proprietary blend, showing you the exact breakdown of the compound. We do not add any fillers or flavors, just the power of creatines in their purest forms.*

Creatine blends may have been shown to potentially have countless health benefits such as:

  • Muscle Energy*[2]
  • ATP Regeneration*[2-3.1 &3.2]
  • High Intensity Performance*[3.2]
  • Accelerated Muscle Growth*[4]
  • Promotes a Healthy Neurological System*[5]
  • Improve Brain Function*[5]
  • Reduce Fatigue*[6]

*The statements made here have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

References:

[1] Creatine Supplementation Increases Total Body Water Without Altering Fluid Distribution  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC155510/

[2] Creatine supplementation with specific view to exercise/sports performance: an update https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3407788/

[2.1] Hultman E, Bergstrom J, Spreit L, Soderlund K. Energy metabolism and fatigue. In: Taylor A, Gollnick PD, Green H, editor. Biochemistry of Exercise VII. Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL; 1990. pp. 73–92.

[3.1] Effects of training and creatine supplement on muscle strength and body mass. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10408330/

[3.2] Creatine supplementation enhances muscular performance during high-intensity resistance exercise. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9216554/

[3.3] Elevation of creatine in resting and exercised muscle of normal subjects by creatine supplementation. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1327657

[4] Creatine and beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) additively increase lean body mass and muscle strength during a weight-training program. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11448573

[5] Hammett S, Wall M, Edwards T, Smith A. Dietary supplementation of creatine monohydrate reduces the human fMRI BOLD signal. Neurosci Lett. 2010;479:201–205. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2010.05.054. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20570601

[5] Use of creatine in the elderly and evidence for effects on cognitive function in young and old. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21394604

[6]  Effect of creatine loading on neuromuscular fatigue threshold.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10642369

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