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Generic review for endurance athletes.
on 13 March 2016
Firstly, if you are a weight lifter, etc, please disregard this review, since it is meant for those whose sport leans more towards endurance than strength; and secondly, this review is in no way critical of the Muscleform Micropure brand itself but of creatine monohydrate in general.
Creatine monohydrate is marketed as a boost to strength training. That said, why did I purchase it as an endurance cyclist? I read somewhere that taking this substance, although not aiding endurance, would help improve a cyclist's leg strength, thus enabling him to scale steep gradients more easily. I cannot say with any certainty whether it did improve my hill-climbing ability, but what I can say is after about forty miles of cycling, I would get severe cramps. Often I would get them in both calves, both quadriceps and both hamstrings at the same time, with the result that I could not dismount from my bike for several minutes. After recovering and riding on, ten minutes further along I would be subject to yet another attack, and so on. Some weeks later I read online that there was anecdotal evidence that creatine monohydrate caused cramps. I stopped taking the supplement and now I get no cramps at all; and so to me the anecdotal evidence is actually hard fact.
If you want to use it for "short-term, high-intensity exercise" as is advertised, you will probably be fine; otherwise don't bother.