Skip to main content
Our Ambassadors

Busting Creatine Myths with Cohnan Kotarski

Busting Creatine Myths with Cohnan Kotarski
Jamie Haleva
Community User2 months ago
View Jamie Haleva's profile

Creatine is one of the most popular supplements among athletes, known for its muscle-building and energizing effects.1

But although creatine is well-known, there is a lot of misinformation out there about this fitness supp. Luckily, we have Myprotein ambassador Cohnan Kotarski to help us separate fact from fiction.

Cohnan walks us through the myths around creatine and sets the record straight. Let's see what he has to say.

1. You Need to Cycle Off of Creatine

Many have the idea that creatine is only safe for short-term use and that it's necessary to cycle off of the supplement after a certain period. But Cohnan explains that creatine is one of the most scientifically-studied supps on the market and has been proven to be safe for long-term usage.

So, if you're only interested in using creatine short-term, that's totally fine. But if you're looking for long-term usage, that is also completely okay, just make sure to take the recommended dosage.

2. Creatine Requires a Loading Phase

There is a widespread rumor out there that creatine requires a loading phase. Cohnan informs us that if you're planning to take creatine long-term, which he advises doing, there is simply no need to load your muscle cells within the first few weeks of taking the supplement.

Cohnan elaborates that all this really does is saturate your muscle cells a little faster, but you'll still achieve the same results if you take the regular five grams a day for two to three weeks.

3. The Latest Creatine is Superior to Monohydrate

Some believe newer forms of creatine to be more effective than the standard monohydrate. Cohnan reveals that any new form of creatine has not been proven to show better results than monohydrate and costs double the amount. If anything, Cohnan believes the results from newer forms of creatine to be less impactful.

So, if you're comfortable with your creatine monohydrate, don't fix what's not broken. There's a reason it's the staple.

Take Home Message

Creatine is an awesome supplement that when taken properly can produce impressive results.

Just remember not to believe everything you hear about this popular supp and seek expert advice from a fitness trainer like Cohnan to best understand how to incorporate creatine into your routine. Now, get on that grind.

Want more from Cohnan?

READ THESE NEXT:

Our Ambassadors

Cohnan Kotarski's $50 Bodybuilding Grocery Haul

Hit your macros without breaking the bank.

6 months agoBy Ian Roden
Our Ambassadors

Cohnan Kotarski's 3 Hacks for Eating Healthy

Eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult.

7 months agoBy Ian Roden
Health and Wellness

Cohnan Kotarski's Six Tips on How to Stop Binge Eating

Cohnan Kotarski gives us six tips on how to stop binge eating.

9 months agoBy Ian Roden

 

  1. Mielgo-Ayuso J, Calleja-Gonzalez J, Marqués-Jiménez D, Caballero-García A, Córdova A, Fernández-Lázaro D. Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Athletic Performance in Soccer Players: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2019; 11(4):757. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11040757
Jamie Haleva
Community User
View Jamie Haleva's profile

A Rutgers University Honors graduate, Jamie grew up on the Jersey shore and double majored in Comparative Literature and Anthropology in college. Jamie is an experienced writer in the health and wellness, biotech, and eCommerce fields. She loves writing with a purpose and has even written for the Department of Justice.

Jamie became drawn to exercise during her time in university and began to notice the physical and mental benefits of moving your body daily. Today, Jamie enjoys Pilates, light weight training, and going on long walks in nature daily.

Jamie is also passionate about eating right and prioritizing gut health and immunity. She is always trying the next innovation in health and wellness. When she’s not writing articles, Jamie enjoys reading, playing guitar, and finding dogs to play with.

myprotein