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Creatine makes me tired?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 04, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Typically I've been taking my creatine and magnesium citrate together. But do to digestive issues I decided to separate them to isolate variables. And strangely, the calm that I figured was just the Calm in Natural Calm was really coming from the creatine. It's not a particularly bad feeling just unexpected so I was wondering what's up. And I am drinking plenty of water, thanks for asking. Anyone else experience a similar side effect from creatine? Anyone have an explanation of why this may be?

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on May 20, 2014
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Yeah, it's paradoxical, as creatine is a readily available source of ATP, so if anything you'd feel revved up, not sleepy. My guess it's metal rather than actual, or perhaps the act of digesting is the tiredness factor.

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on August 05, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Same, creatine has been shown to have a energy boosting effort for exercise.

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on August 04, 2011
at 11:06 PM

I have the total opposite affect. I have my creatine first thing in the morning, literally as soon as I get up, followed by a strong black coffee, then I hit the gym. I feel good in the morning with heaps of energy. I have never heard of it making someone tired. Since you are taking it with natural calm I am assuming that you are having it before bed. The best time to have creatine is about 30 minutes before doing exercise.

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on August 05, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Same, creatine has been shown to have a energy boosting effort for exercise.

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on May 20, 2014
at 09:08 AM

With that said, 30 minutes after the in-take slowly gets u into beast mode-No doubts. So as u r post workout try some instant carbs like brown rice and then 35gms of u r favourite protein power(Nutrex my choice) will get u energized. Just my experience

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on May 20, 2014
at 10:11 AM

Yeah, it's paradoxical, as creatine is a readily available source of ATP, so if anything you'd feel revved up, not sleepy. My guess it's metal rather than actual, or perhaps the act of digesting is the tiredness factor.

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on May 20, 2014
at 07:29 AM

I too feel drowsy right after i take my creatine, also noticiable the sensation starts right before i sip my shaker which only means it's the mind thingy more than the body!

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on August 11, 2012
at 09:24 PM

I have it before i work out, it gets through the gym fine but i absolutely crash as soon as i get home. I havent been able to find any solid sources yet for why it makes me tired.

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