What happens if I forget to take my creatine?


Proper diet and supplementation is crucial to maximizing your health and wellbeing, especially when it comes to building muscle.

That said, the responsibilities of day-to-day life can sometimes interfere with your ability to manage your daily supplements properly. So, what happens if you forget to take creatine? Lucky for you, missing one day of creatine won’t mark the end of your muscle building journey.

Creatine helps the body build muscle by helping increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP) energy production. ATP is the most basic form of energy in your body’s cells, but you can only store enough ATP to account for 8 to 10 seconds of high intensity exercise. Creatine supplementation helps you increase your body’s storage of phosphocreatine, which in turn allows for increased ATP resynthesis during physical activity. Unsurprisingly, creatine’s ability to help the body overcome natural ATP fatigue has made it a popular choice among both bodybuilders and athletes alike. Not to mention, it also has nootropic benefits.

But what if you miss a day of creatine supplementation?

Fortunately, one of the benefits of creatine is that it accumulates over a timespan of several weeks, so missing a day or two won’t really hurt you in the long run. Generally, a proper cycle of creatine requires the user to supplement with 15-20 grams of the substance per day for a week straight. This is called the “loading phase” and is usually followed up by a “maintenance phase” of 3-5 grams per day.

One way creatine users can ensure that they are properly loading and maintaining their supplements is by ensuring that they have a consistent distribution schedule. Devices like the Mayfall MI-1 pill distribution system allow users to follow a set schedule for the delivery of their daily pills and supplements. And they need not worry about using different brands—unlike other pill distributors on the market, the Mayfall MI-1 can simultaneously disperse pills of all sizes, including split ones!