Creatine monohydrate causes bloating because it's stores water in the muscles, hence the word "monohydrate
." This gives you that bloated fat-man look that gives you what they call "wet muscles" that make you look like the Pillsbury dough boy. This I know to be true first hand.
I use Creatine Ethyl Ester, but Creatine Alpha Ketoglutarate, and Creatine Ethyl Ester Malate (CEEM) are far superior types of creatine because they don't hold water and they give you that lean "dry muscle" look I want.
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