Creatine safety for teens?
I am 14 years old and want to gain more muscle mass and definition, so I bought Body fortress Super Advance Creatine and I was wondering if it there are any health concerns that I should be worried about
Yes. You should be concerned any time you buy a supplement. I would throw it in the trash and write the cost off to experience. Creatine doesn’t work and you won’t have your adult level of testosterone (the muscle building hormone) for another 10 years anyway. Supplements are for suckers.
Read my answer here –> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmA35VDViBrL0y9rSkKcLknty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111001134224AANB0OV
Here’s a white paper which debunks the myth of the supplement. Note the following excerpt…“At present there is no evidence to suggest that supplements are required for optimal muscle growth or strength gain.”
Quacks, charlatans, and people selling worthless medications to a hapless public have been around for thousands of years. Go here for more about chicanery in selling health products –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quackery . Today, in the 21st century, the old “snake oil” salesman has been replaced by supplement sellers. They prey on the young, the naive, the credulous, and the ignorant by offering males the promise of big muscles and ripped bodies and females the hope of fast and easy fat loss, sexy abs, and bikini bodies. The fact that none of these products do what they are advertised to do does not stop the public from spending $billions on them annually in the US alone. The products are everywhere from drug store shelves to super markets to nutrition centers and health food stores. And, in the past 15 years, the internet has become the new way to peddle this junk to young minds full of impossible dreams and all sold under the banner of SUPPLEMENTS.
In 1994 the US Congress, under pressure from supplement maker lobbying, passed the DSHEA which allowed questionable supplements to be sold with NO TESTING. The “no testing” proviso allows any supplement maker to sell anything because without testing there is no way to determine what is actually being sold much less if it is safe or even if it works. The result has been the internet has become dominated by thousands of web sites selling worthless products under generic names such as “fat burners”. “bulking formulas”. “cutting formulas”, “pre-workout drinks”, “post-workout mass gainers”, “intra-workout formulas”, “weight gainers”, “N.O. rippers”, and on and on. It’s the 21st century “snake oil” and the suckers are spending over $20 billion on them annually in the US.
For more about the DSHEA go here –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_supplement#Examples_of_Dietary_Supplements
Here’s an excerpt:”The law has left consumers without the protections surrounding the manufacture and marketing of over-the-counter or prescription medications and it became the FDA’s responsibility to prove that a supplement wasn’t safe. While pharmaceutical manufacturers must demonstrate their products are effective as well as being safe, supplement manufacturers are not required to demonstrate efficacy.”
Supplement scammers build web sites for everything so they will always be at the top of your search results and super easy to find. The use fake reviews, testimonials, news reports, technical articles, YouTube videos, science papers, and more all full of lies just to get your money. For them the internet is dirt cheap advertising that can reach the whole world and they can and do lie, lie, and lie because there is no incentive to tell the truth on the internet. They can falsify their claims and tell you anything without fear of repercussions. So, unless you want to fall victim to scammers, the burden is on you to separate the truth from fiction.
The scammers are experts at seducing the young and the clueless with cool sounding product names like “QuickFast EZ Loss Formula” or “Massabolic Supergainer Extreme XXX”. They intrigue you will great graphics of hot babes and big ripped dudes. They are so predictable that you can just look at a supplement website and know it’s a scam. Check out http://www.bodybuilding.com/ and you’ll see a good example of a scam site that pretends to be experts on bodybuilding but in reality is just a front for supplement sales. They can’t make any money telling you about how to build your body the right way because you don’t need anything but food and determination to do that. So, they use the pretense of being the “go to” website for bodybuilding to make a fortune from supplements sales. Here’s proof of their scamming –> http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm188957.htm
Here’s another scam site –> http://www.wemarket4u.net/fatfoe/index.html but it’s a good one. Click the “Submit Answers” button and you’ll see what I mean.
So, now that you know how scammers work, it’s your choice. You can be smart or you can be just another sucker pouring money into the pockets of quacks.
Good luck and good health!!
Creatine Safe For Teens?
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