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    Default A substitute for Creatine

    Hello Guys,

    I've been taking "Strength and Muscle Men's Formula," a creatine product invented by Beachbody.com, and I realize it's causing my muscles to cramp sometimes. After reading about the side effects of creatine, I'd like to stay away from it, but I need a substitute. What product would you recommend, guys? I want something that's harmless and that will make me strong and big. Please advise. thank you very much.

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    Have you compared this stuff you're using with straight creatine monohydrate powder?

    If you're drinking enough water, creatine shouldn't be the thing causing the cramps.

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    far as im aware there is no supplement to substitute what creatine does.

    the only thing i can think of that comes close is Peak ATP, but thats debatable.
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    There is no real substitute for creatine.

    As abaddon said,make sure you are properly hydrated and work on your diet.

    Creatine has already been disproven of causing muscle cramping.
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    As far as I understand the clinical evidence, incidences of cramping with creatine are about the same as cramping without creatine.

    I would try creatine mono powder and monitor your water intake.
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    I get intestional cramping from Creatine Monohydrate from time to time. It used to happen way more when I first started. Now I cycle off it for a couple days once a week and I never get the cramps from it. There are blends that you can try, but are way more expensive but easier to digest. If you want natural creatine eat lots of figs and red meat.
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    Drink more water. Maybe some vitaminK
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    Muscle cramps could come from a number of things.. Vitamin def, water def, etc... I would say it's a hydration problem, esp if your taking creatine.
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