Bally Total Fitness Creatine Powder Review

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Bally Total Fitness Creatine Powder is designed for bodybuilders who want to increase muscle mass. The powder can be taken during the loading phase of bodybuilding and after the loading phase. The label offers instructions on how to take the supplement before and after each workout. While Bally Total Fitness Creatine Powder is low carbohydrate, the instructions suggest taking the supplement with a high carbohydrate drink after workouts. Carbohydrates help move protein and creatine to the muscle. The product description claims Bally Total Fitness Creatine Powder can be used to increase energy, but we are not sold on this claim.

List of Ingredients

Creatine Monohydrate, D-Ribose.

Product Features

Creatine is not a supplement for dieters. Bodybuilders commonly use creatine to increase lean muscle mass and to build mass muscles during the loading phase. The powder can be used before and after workouts, though high levels of carbohydrates are suggested for after-workout shakes.

Creatine is an interesting supplement that is widely used in bodybuilding. There are clinical studies on both sides of the debate. Creatine does have one proven effect; it causes muscles to retain water. Some people believe this water retention is the pumped feeling bodybuilders claim after taking the supplement. When a bodybuilder is in the off-season, they often gain 20 to 30 pounds of water weight. This is likely due to daily creatine use.

If a dieter were to take creatine, they would not see an increase in muscles. They may, however, notice an increase in weight as the creatine caused water retention. Creatine does not increase metabolism, burn calories or decrease appetite.

Creatine is commonly included in other bodybuilding supplements. Bodybuilders should not take multiple sources of creatine as more is not better. Reading labels on dietary supplements is important.

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Advantages

  • Supplies water to muscles during a workout.
  • Commonly accepted as safe for bodybuilding.
  • Creatine can be easily ordered online.
  • Ingredients for Bally Total Fitness Creatine Powder are available online.
  • Creatine is relatively inexpensive.

Disadvantages

  • Creatine is not a weight loss ingredient.
  • Will cause water retention.
  • Does not reduce hunger.
  • Will not increase energy.

Conclusion

Bally Total Fitness Creatine Powder can be used as a pre-workout, post-workout and loading shake. The creatine does not promote weight loss or lean muscle mass, but it does cause the muscle to collect water. If too much water pulls into the muscle, it can cause electrolyte imbalance.

Dieters should not take creatine as it can cause weight gain. The water retention will stop once the supplement is stopped, but most bodybuilders choose a diuretic to push the extra water out of the muscle. Bally Total Fitness Creatine Powder mixes in any liquid.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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