i want biceps..Watch
Does masturbation affect this in any way i.e.ur muscles???
the only problem with bloat i had was with my stomach when i took it when i woke up!
as far as i know water retention in your muscles is dealt with by increasing you cardio when u go onto a cut cycle... but post the question on that website i gave you... the people (particuarly the mods) are very advanced and eat those sort of questions for breakfast, in between their oats and whey, i think :P.
You are absolutly correct... creatine is not protein, it increases your pump, it emininates fatigue... it increases your explosive power, but it will not effect your muscles like protein does.
Creatine does occur naturally in the body, all supplementation does is increase drastically the amount in your body at one time, it isn't a hormone and as such it will not cause any side effects...
the longterm problems however, we will have to wait and see, but creatine in my opinion is safe... just be careful what else you take.
Lets make this clear, you dont need to buy whey at all. You can get the required amount of protein from normal food. The only problem is, there are relatively few foods that provide a high quanitity of protein(chicken, tuna, eggs) etc. and foods like eggs also contain alot of fat/carbs. Now, if youre gonna be eating 200-300g of protein then this also means alot of carbs, as you might know, excess carbs/fats are stored as fat, which is where the whey comes in. Whey is about 90% protein, so just add the water, and then you have 50g of protein to drink.