Is it safe for women to use creatine?
Yes. You should read our article on creatine safety, but women can and do take creatine supplements. The problem is that creatine supplements can lead to some water retention – and this water retention and bloating can be particularly annoying for women.
Is there any way to alleviate the bloating?
Yes. There are now some creatine supplements made specifically for women. We have had good success with the Femme Advantage Creatine Serum made by MMUSA. The serum has additional supplements mixed in with the creatine that relieve bloating and water retention. Again, on a personal note we learned about the Femme Advantage
Will creatine make women big and bulky?
No – not really. This is a common concern among women – they want to get fit but not necessarily bulk up. Remember creatine does not create muscle mass. What is does is give you energy to work out longer and harder. It is your workout routine that will determine if you get fit or bigger. If you do a routine to trim up and get fit – then you will not get bigger.
Will women gain weight when they take creatine?
With the creatine powder there can be some weight gain. This is mostly do to the extra water retention. As we stated above if you go with a creatine product designed for women, weight gain is minimized.
Is it safe to take creatine while pregnant?
We think it makes sense to be over cautious when you are pregnant. I would not take any supplement without running it by your doctor to make sure it is safe. Sometimes it is not the creatine that is dangerous, but some other supplement in the specific product you are taking.