Originally Posted by scrap
Well it was an independent study, and it Did. My thoughts at the time, there are better ways through Diet, to achieve what was required. If I remember correctly its hard to remove out of the system because of the reproduction organs wont accept it, Hence the Spots .
Link to the study? No study that is unpublished has any merit as it can't be trusted as to accuracy, sample sizes, methods etc.
Creatine replenishes the body's ATP, providing energy for muscle contractions. It is very effective at doing this, food alone cannot emulate it's properties.
If by "spots" you mean acne, then these are associated with steroids. Creatine is not a steroid. Perhaps creatine has caused acne in isolated cases (nothing has zero side effects, anything could cause acne in a random individual), in which situation this side-effect could be avoided by switching to a different type of creatine.