Is Creatine A Steroid?

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by PSC, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. PSC

    PSC Guest

    Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked with
    his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    Any reply would be grateful

    Regards

    Paul C
     
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  2. "PSC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    > creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one
    > day a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked
    > with his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    > suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    > steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    > Any reply would be grateful
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Paul C


    I don't know much, but I think the answer is "hell no." It's mostly
    something that helps retain water in the muscles, but I would like to hear
    an official answer from others here.

    But I think it's not even in the same ball park as a steroid.
     
  3. Ed

    Ed Guest

    PSC wrote:
    > Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    > creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    > a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked with
    > his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    > suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    > steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    > Any reply would be grateful
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Paul C
    >


    No, it's not. Ask the guy to bring you some proof just for the fun of it.

    --
    Ed
    http://www.spweights.com
     
  4. Jason Earl

    Jason Earl Guest

    "PSC" <[email protected]> writes:

    > Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I
    > take creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis,
    > then one day a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was
    > totally shocked with his remark as I have been buying it from my
    > local health shop. This suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous
    > and 2, I don't think it is a steroid as the health shop is selling
    > it. Any reply would be grateful


    Here's what the Muscular Distrophy Association has to say:

    http://www.mdausa.org/research/creatine.html

    Basically creatine is an amino acid (the basic building block of
    proteins) that is produced naturally by your body (of course your body
    makes testosterone too, but that doesn't mean that you should
    supplement with it).. Creatine serves as a ready energy source for
    activities requiring quick bursts of energy (sprints, weightlifting,
    etc). Creatine supplementation not only allows you to generate more
    force in your workouts (by supplying more energy), but it also has
    been shown to aid recovery.

    Your buddy at the gym is probably jealous, and is definitely
    misinformed.

    Whether you use Creatine or not is a personal decision. I don't
    (mostly because it's just one more thing :), but lumping Creatine in
    with steroids is just stupid and wrong.

    Jason
     
  5. JMW

    JMW Guest

    "PSC" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    >creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    >a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked with
    >his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    >suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    >steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    >Any reply would be grateful


    IT IS A ROID CUZ IT WILL MAKE U HYOOOGE BUT IT WILL GIVE YOU A BRAIN
    TUMOR LIKE LYLE ALZADO
    --

    JMW
    http://www.rustyiron.net
     
  6. Dr_Dickie

    Dr_Dickie Guest

    "PSC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    > creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one

    day
    > a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked with
    > his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    > suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    > steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    > Any reply would be grateful
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Paul C
    >



    Little tip for you as you go through this journey we call life: pay little
    or no attention to what the canaille has to say; however, research is its
    own reward.

    --
    Dr. Dickie
    Skepticult member in good standing #394-00596-438
    Poking kooks with a pointy stick
     
  7. Will Brink

    Will Brink Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "PSC" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid?


    No.

    > I take
    > creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    > a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid.


    Then your fellow gym user is an idiot.

    > I was totally shocked with
    > his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    > suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    > steroid as the health shop is selling it.


    Or 3, he's an idiot.

    > Any reply would be grateful
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Paul C
    >
    >


    --
    Will Brink @ http://www.brinkzone.com/
     
  8. PSC wrote:
    > Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    > creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    > a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked with
    > his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    > suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    > steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    > Any reply would be grateful


    Jesus, you posted this on the internet with your
    REAL NAME? Don't answer the door.


    --
    Scott Johnson / scottjohnson at kc dot rr dot com
     
  9. PSC

    PSC Guest

    Thanks everyone for the reply. I can't wait till I go back to the gym to
    see this Jealous TWAT...lol

    Thanks again

    Paul C


    "PSC" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    > creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one
    > day a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked
    > with his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    > suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    > steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    > Any reply would be grateful
    >
    > Regards
    >
    > Paul C
    >
     
  10. PSC <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid?


    No. It's a chemical used in normal muscular action. Steroids
    are components of the process of building muscular structures.
    Different things.

    >I take
    >creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    >a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid.


    He's a dope. But so are you. Your muscles are already
    full of creatine, and you get it naturally from food,
    so loading up on supplements increases your own store by
    only by a few percent (claims of up to 20% aren't credible
    and many of the "effects" are psychological, most likely
    placebo effects).

    >I was totally shocked with
    >his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    >suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    >steroid as the health shop is selling it.


    The fact that the "health" shop is selling something has
    absolutely zero probative value to any nutritional claim.

    --Blair
    "Which makes it a reference library
    compared with Usenet."
     
  11. JMW <[email protected]> wrote:
    >"PSC" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    >>creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    >>a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked with
    >>his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    >>suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    >>steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    >>Any reply would be grateful

    >
    >IT IS A ROID CUZ IT WILL MAKE U HYOOOGE BUT IT WILL GIVE YOU A BRAIN
    >TUMOR LIKE LYLE ALZADO


    You ought to know.

    --Blair
    "Poster boy."
     
  12. PSC <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Thanks everyone for the reply. I can't wait till I go back to the gym to
    >see this Jealous TWAT...lol


    I'm jealous, too.

    I'm jealous that I didn't think of selling creatine monohydrate
    for $15 a pound first.

    --Blair
    "The world's full of people
    with low self esteem and money."
     
  13. JMW

    JMW Guest

  14. "Will Brink" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "PSC" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid?

    >
    > No.
    >
    >> I take
    >> creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one
    >> day
    >> a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid.

    >
    > Then your fellow gym user is an idiot.
    >
    >> I was totally shocked with
    >> his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    >> suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    >> steroid as the health shop is selling it.

    >
    > Or 3, he's an idiot.
    >
    >> Any reply would be grateful
    >>
    >> Regards
    >>
    >> Paul C
    >>
    >>

    >
    > --
    > Will Brink @ http://www.brinkzone.com/


    Do you rent out space in the brinkzone? I want to live there.
     
  15. PSC <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    > creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    > a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked with
    > his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    > suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    > steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    > Any reply would be grateful


    There are some training regimes that develop muscle at the expense of brain.

    --
    Chris Malcolm [email protected] +44 (0)131 651 3445 DoD #205
    IPAB, Informatics, JCMB, King's Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ, UK
    [http://www.dai.ed.ac.uk/homes/cam/]
     
  16. Charles

    Charles Guest

    On Mon, 07 Mar 2005 01:58:49 -0600, Proton Soup <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 17:35:45 GMT, "PSC" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    >>creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    >>a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked with
    >>his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    >>suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    >>steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    >>Any reply would be grateful
    >>
    >>Regards
    >>
    >>Paul C
    >>

    >
    >I dunno what's up with all the retarded questions about creatine
    >suddenly, but I will relay an interesting anecdote. I caught a kid at
    >GNC the other day pimping the latest nitric oxide booster to some
    >witless customer. And not only was he pimping it HARD, he also had
    >the nerve to dis creatine by telling the guy that it can cause
    >"bloating". WTF?!?! BLOATING?! That's the marketing equivalent of
    >saying that shrinks your nads or something. People associate
    >"bloating" with tampons and Midol.
    >
    >I couldn't believe the nerve of the asshole, so I just decided to butt
    >in and tell his customer that not only does creatine work, but it's
    >cheap.


    As Clint Eastwood once famously said: "You're gonna look pretty stupid
    with that knife stuck up your ass"!!

    Ugh! It's Monday!!
     
  17. Will Brink

    Will Brink Guest

  18. Will Brink

    Will Brink Guest

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Proton Soup <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 17:35:45 GMT, "PSC" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Can anyone answer this question please. Is Creatine a steroid? I take
    > >creatine half an hour before I go training on a regular basis, then one day
    > >a fellow gym user said to me it was a steroid. I was totally shocked with
    > >his remark as I have been buying it from my local health shop. This
    > >suggests to me 2 things...1 he's jealous and 2, I don't think it is a
    > >steroid as the health shop is selling it.
    > >Any reply would be grateful
    > >
    > >Regards
    > >
    > >Paul C
    > >

    >
    > I dunno what's up with all the retarded questions about creatine
    > suddenly, but I will relay an interesting anecdote. I caught a kid at
    > GNC the other day pimping the latest nitric oxide booster to some
    > witless customer. And not only was he pimping it HARD, he also had
    > the nerve to dis creatine by telling the guy that it can cause
    > "bloating". WTF?!?! BLOATING?! That's the marketing equivalent of
    > saying that shrinks your nads or something. People associate
    > "bloating" with tampons and Midol.


    Ah, but don't forget that the new forms of creatine and the scammers
    selling serum creatine promise you wont get the "bloat" using their
    product!

    --
    Will Brink @ http://www.brinkzone.com/
     
  19. Proton Soup <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >Moron says what?


    Clearly, but why did you say it?

    --Blair
    "Non sequiturs are not an aerobic exercise."
     
  20. Charles

    Charles Guest

    On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 06:04:59 GMT, Blair P. Houghton <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Proton Soup <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>Moron says what?

    >
    >Clearly, but why did you say it?


    Actually, "moron" said "what" not "it"!!
     
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