do you need to cycle off of creatine? /pre workout supp?
- 10-20-2008, 10:38 AM
- 10-20-2008, 11:15 AM
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.
- 10-20-2008, 01:36 PM
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.
10-20-2008, 02:19 PM
10-20-2008, 02:34 PM
Cycling is optional but a good idea IMO.
02-28-2010, 09:50 AM
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
02-28-2010, 09:54 AM
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.
02-28-2010, 12:11 PM
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