Creatine and Sugar???

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    Creatine and Sugar???


    I know that pre and post workout i should consume 5g's but if i mix it with a sugary juice how many grams of sugar should I shoot for?

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    Doesn't matter, you're body will only store what it needs.
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    Doesn't matter, you're body will only store what it needs.
    Basing this off what? What exactly are you referring to: creatine, sugar?

    I know that pre and post workout i should consume 5g's but if i mix it with a sugary juice how many grams of sugar should I shoot for?
    What kind of sugary juice are we talking about? IMO sucrose and fructose are not ideal CHO's for inducing a post work out insulin response, as the fructose metabolism will occur primarily in the liver and won't have nearly the beneficial effects a dextrose or dextrose polymer constituted drink will have.
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    Creatine. Carbohydrates generally speaking also.
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    creatine mono in 10oz's of grape juice with has 50g's of sugar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bankhog207 View Post
    creatine mono in 10oz's of grape juice with has 50g's of sugar.
    If your question will your body store the maximum creatine it can with that, then yes. I don't know why everyone is so worried about how much creatine they take in. That should be the least of their worries. During any given workout your creatine phosphate stores are replenished between sets. I know not fully, but sufficient. The problem is that people should be concerned about the enzyme (creatine kinase) that breaks down creatine phosphate so that the phosphate group can be used to resynthesize ATP. Being stored as creatine phosphate does nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    The problem is that people should be concerned about the enzyme (creatine kinase) that breaks down creatine phosphate so that the phosphate group can be used to resynthesize ATP. Being stored as creatine phosphate does nothing.
    That sounds interesting. Got any more info or links to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jag View Post
    That sounds interesting. Got any more info or links to that.
    Sure. What other information are you looking for? From my Ex Phys or Biochem books?
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    dextrose or dextrose polymer can u give me an example i appoligize if my questions come off as dumb.
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    dextrose or dextrose polymer can u give me an example i appoligize if my questions come off as dumb.
    No need to apologize. Dextrose is just another name for glucose, whereas dextrose polymers are just long chains of dextrose (glucose) bonded together.

    An example of a dextrose polymer would be maltodextrin.

    Dextrose (and polymers) are IMO the most ideal CHO for post workout consumption. Considering dextrose and maltodextrin are both absorbed rather quickly into the blood stream and elicit high insulin responses, they are perfect both for increasing nutrient absorption post w/o via increased insulin response as well as replenishing muscle glycogen.
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    If you're using bulk Creatine Monohydrate, as well as bulk Dextrose, rather than a pre mixed version (ex: Cell Tech, Cell mass, etc..) how many grams of Dextrose would you suggest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    Sure. What other information are you looking for? From my Ex Phys or Biochem books?

    Geez, it's taken me a while to get back to this.

    Pretty much all of this would be of use. "the enzyme (creatine kinase) that breaks down creatine phosphate so that the phosphate group can be used to resynthesize ATP."

    Many thanks if you can give me some info on this. I just don't have the time these days to research myself and i miss it.

    I'm actually waiting for my Purple Wraath to arrive which i was going to try out but been using just Creapure and 15-20 grams of BCAAs and i must say i'm pretty happy with what's happening.

    I have that pre workout and sip on a Gatorade / Whey shake during the workout. Only using about 1/3 to 1/2 scoop of Gatorade though.

    I'm low carbing soon so i'll be dropping the Gatorade and just be using the PW with Creapure. First pre mixed supp i've bought so i'm getting a bit excited
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