do you need to cycle off of creatine? /pre workout supp?

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    do you need to cycle off of creatine? /pre workout supp?


    I was wondering if you need to cycle off of creatine or pre work out supp? Thanks

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    Most people do cycle their creatine, and will take a few weeks off every now and then.
    As far as pre workout supps, some people will cycle these because a tolerance builds up to the stimulant effects of these products with continued use.
    So yes and yes.
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    I used to cycle creatine. But I don't really have any reason not to take it all the time. It gives great strength and endurance, and better recovery. I doesn't loose it's effect, there's no tolerance build up. But I do switch products like every 2 months. I had Storm from Universal for a while, and now I have Green Magnitude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luke1984 View Post
    I used to cycle creatine. But I don't really have any reason not to take it all the time. It gives great strength and endurance, and better recovery. I doesn't loose it's effect, there's no tolerance build up. But I do switch products like every 2 months. I had Storm from Universal for a while, and now I have Green Magnitude.
    Do whatever feels right.
    Oh ok that is what I was wondering, if ur body gets tolerence to it. Thanks
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    Cycling is optional but a good idea IMO.
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    the reason for cycling it isnt building up tolerance. people worry that once the body has creatine taken in every day for a long time that when the body does come off it, that the body wont be able to produce creatine on its own anymore. its not proven but a lot of people believe it and do it because long term effects are still unknown
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    Takes about 30 days to return to baseline creatine levels, so stay off it about that long when you do cycle it:

    Hultman E, Söderlund K, Timmons JA, Cederblad G and Greenhaff PL. Muscle creatine loading in men. J Appl Physiol 1996 81: 232-237.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doingwork30 View Post
    the reason for cycling it isnt building up tolerance. people worry that once the body has creatine taken in every day for a long time that when the body does come off it, that the body wont be able to produce creatine on its own anymore. its not proven but a lot of people believe it and do it because long term effects are still unknown
    I'd bet a dollar OP isn't following this post 15 months after he started it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave12 View Post
    I'd bet a dollar OP isn't following this post 15 months after he started it.
    Id bet more then a dollar but its a common topic none the less personally i dont feel the need to cycle it. DO I? yes i occasionally take a few weeks off here and there but can honestly say i dont think it makes a difference.
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