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Creatine Supplement : Top 5 Creatine Side Effects

Creatine nutritional supplement is for anyone who dreams to add size and defination to his muscles and to see results as quickly as possible.

Most experts warn users of creatine supplement to take it with caution because taking more than the recommended doses of fitness supplements can be harmful. Too much creatine in the system can lead to side effects.

Negative Side effects of creatine supplement

According to this wikipedia article some of the side effects of creatine may include:

  1. Loss of appetite,
  2. Stomach discomfort,
  3. Diarrhea,
  4. Nausea.
  5. Muscle cramps

The important thing when taking creatine or any other supplement is to stick to recommended dosage.

Effects of Lactic Acid on Your Body

During intensive running your body will  reach a point where it will start producing  lactic acid  which causes pain and muscle cramps. Some people call this point “hitting the wall

How dangerous is lactic acid to your body?

On my last visit to my dentist he informed me the cavity on my tooth was caused by lactic acid. The American Dental Association says tooth decay is caused “mostly” by starchy foods like breadsticks, cereals and potato chips that linger on teeth and prolong lactic acid production. Its not the foods that cause tooth decay but what happens to the food. Oral bacteria that live on the teeth metabolize the food particles producing lactic acid. High concentration of the acid causes tooth demineralization.

If lactic acid can do that, then it must be very dangerous to let it accumulate in the body. On my post what happens to a runners body during a full marathon, I showed how at around the 20 mile mark, lactate concentration will begin to rise causing you pain.

Lactic Acid Removal

Don’t worry about the acid in the body because the human body tissues have a natural way to remove lactic acid concentration from the body.  One idea I once read about how runners can detox their body was dipping the lower part of your body in hot water immediately after running.

Uses of Lactic Acid : Lactic acid acne : Lactic Acid Skin

Lactic acid is used in treatment of skin problem such as acne. Through a procedure known as lactic acid peel : This lactic acid face peel will remove dead skin cells, and promote healthier, softer and more radiant skin.