Natty Dilemma: If You Take Creatine Are You Still Natural

Has anyone ever asked you if you were natty or not? Maybe you’ve heard this question being asked in the gym, or you’ve seen it on social media. And now it’s got you wondering if taking creatine is considered natural…

You are still considered a natural lifter even if you are taking creatine as a supplement. Creatine is a widely used supplement within the fitness industry. And many fitness enthusiasts, from bodybuilders to professional athletes, make use of this supplement.

Creatine is a great supplement, and I personally use it every day. It’s one of the most widely studied supplements on the market and provides a lot of benefits for lifters and athletes alike.

Below, I’ll talk about a little more in detail about what is considered a natural lifter, what makes you natty, the benefits of creatine as a supplement, and how people still debate whether you are natural or not when you take this supplement.

Creatine In Powder And Capsule Form

Are You Still A Natural If You Take Creatine

Yes, you are still considered natural if you take creatine in the world of fitness. But there is still a debate that taking creatine as a supplement makes you not natural. (We’ll talk more about that debate down below.)

Creatine is a natural substance that is found in many different types of meat and produced by the body. Most people use creatine to help with short, high-intensity exercise like weightlifting and other sports.

You can safely take creatine and hold on to your natty card. Most, if not everyone, in the fitness industry will consider you a natural lifter and not enhanced.

But your maybe your mom and other people who are not really into fitness may consider you “not natural” since you are talking about a supplement. This is why some people argue if you are natural or not when taking supplements.

So what makes you a “natural lifter”…

Guy In Hoodie Taking Supplements

What Makes You Natty

Natty is just slang for natural…

Within the world of bodybuilding and other athletic sports, there is always going to be a debate if someone is natty or not.

And fitness enthusiasts understand that supplementation like protein, pre-workout, creatine, vitamins, etc. are all still natural products. They help supplement a great diet, but they do not affect your hormones.

And that’s usually what people usually refer to as natural or not. Natural means you rely on your body’s natural production of hormones and are not taking any external hormones to give you a boost.

People in the fitness industry consider someone “not natural” or “enhanced” when they start to play around with taking products that increase or replace natural hormone production. Think of things like taking Testosterone and HGH.

Now that you know creatine won’t revoke access to your natty card, let’s talk about its benefits!

Creatine As A Supplement

Creatine is naturally occurring in the world. You can find it in all different types of meats. Foods with high protein like meats, seafood, animal milk, etc. And it is also produced naturally in your body.

It’s also one of the most widely and longest-studied supplements in the world. (1)

You can take it in powder, tablet, and capsule form. It’s commonly taken as a powder in the form of creatine monohydrate. There are other forms of creatine, but creatine monohydrate is the most studied and widely taken form in the industry.

Now let’s talk a little bit about what it does…

Creatine With Scientific Breakdown

What Does It Do

And creatine is just another source of energy for your body to utilize during its workout. It really shines when you are doing something that requires a short burst of high-intensity energy.

How To Take It

It’s common to take around 5 grams of creatine a day to load and fill your cells with enough creatine that your body can benefit from. And you will want to make sure you take this supplement consistently every day whether you are training or have a rest day.

It’s pretty hard to get enough creatine that you will benefit from through food alone…

And this is the cause for so much debate among people outside of the fitness industry.

Group Of People Debating

The Debate About Creatine: Natty or Not

Earlier in this post, you’ve learned that almost anyone in the fitness industry will consider you a natural when you take creatine…

But you may not get that same response from people outside of the fitness industry. People outside of the industry tend to consider any supplement “not natural” since you are not getting it through your diet alone.

Things like protein powders, creatine, and pre-workout can be seen as not natural. And they are “technically” right…

Protein powders and creatine are not natural products that are found in nature. But so is Capt. n Crunch and many other processed foods…

This is why there is still debate among people about whether creatine and other supplements make you natural or not.

As a fitness enthusiast myself, I consider these products to be natural, and anything that influences your natural hormone levels to be “not natural.”

Guy Posing Back Double Bicep

Final Thoughts On Is Taking Creating Consider Natural

And this concludes my post on whether taking creatine makes you natural or not. I hope you found it educational and answered all your questions regarding whether taking creatine is still considered a natural lifter.

But remember…

Creatine is a great supplement that is well-researched and has many health benefits. And you will still be a natural even if you are using creatine as a supplement.

When you start to tread the waters of taking external hormones like testosterone, you will be considered not natural or “enhanced.

But if you’re just taking some protein, creatine, and some vitamins, you have nothing to worry about. You are still natural. Rest assured…

You can still hold on to that natty card.

Jordan Arenas

My name is Jordan Arenas and I am the owner and author of RFKN Fit. I created RFKN Fit to help others achieve their fitness goals. My mission is to share helpful workouts, nutrition tips, delicious recipes, tips on mindset, some motivation, and some good ol' gym humor with this blog of mine. Hope you enjoy!

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