Anyone use straight creatine anymore?
- 08-29-2010, 06:21 PM
- 08-30-2010, 01:23 PM
- 10-24-2010, 03:29 PM
Didnt want to start a new post about an old topic, so dug this up. Does anyone using monohydrate do more than 5gs per day. Currently I take roughly 6-7 grams post workout every day. Been thinking of doing 5g with jack3d 30 mins pre w/o, and then 5g again post w/o. Sound ok?
10-24-2010, 04:00 PM
10-24-2010, 04:06 PM
I usually take 5g upon waking prior to breakfast so I flood my system with the goody juice which will be efficiently welcomed with open insulinogenic arms with breakfast's assortment of high GI carbohydrates and Leucine-rich Whey protein. I then create an anabolic safety net by creating a buffer zone before, during, and after training by consuming 3/5/5g in respective order, consuming the final post workout dose with Need 2 Slin to enhance the anabolic window's duration and nutrient uptake.
Happy Creatining to you!
10-24-2010, 05:17 PM
10-25-2010, 12:41 AM
10-25-2010, 01:10 AM
i take 3g/day. i think it works equally well as 20 grams
CELTIC LABS REP
10-25-2010, 02:22 AM
When my current 'special' creatine mix is finished I'll be switching back to good old monohydrate.. Because my current mix tastes like ASS!!
10-25-2010, 04:34 PM
That aggregate 15-18 grams per day drops drastically to 3-5g per day maximum on off days. Since I have never experienced severe stomach discomfort, and we are all aware of the multitude of benefits offered by this amazing supplement, paired with the fact I have more on hand than I can ever imagine using - this is my protocol.
10-25-2010, 05:52 PM
I like creatine mono because it is the closest thing to natural creatine. If anything dose make it more absorbable, which I am doubting, it would be less of a supplement, and moe of a performance enhancing chemical.
10-25-2010, 07:01 PM
MAP+CREPURE+BCAA= My post drink.... I do take Crepure when I wake up in am 3g
and my post I take 5g...
Diet is always the key to unlocking the door of success
10-25-2010, 07:51 PM
My nutrient repartitioner is also a creatine product, so yes, some days when I was using it, I was having a lot more than ~5g of creatine daily - albeit not for the creatine.
However, be aware that once your body has reached its muscle creatine threshold, then using more than 3-5g of creatine daily is not going to saturate them any further, so there's no point in using more than that daily.
The Primordial Woman
10-25-2010, 11:12 PM
10-26-2010, 12:26 AM
10-26-2010, 09:54 AM
10-26-2010, 10:04 AM
I think she means everybody has a maximum. More muscle does mean more creatine holding capacity though.. right?
10-26-2010, 10:25 AM
A larger individual will have an overall larger amount of creatine in their system than a smaller individual because they have more dense weight, but it will still take the same amount of time to build up that creatine muscle threshold (i.e. ~20g a day for ~5 days (saturation occurs after 2-3 days), or ~5g a day for ~21 days) (Burke, et al., 2006; Harris, Soderlund & Hultman, 1992).
Your total muscle creatine concentration can only be increased by ~20%, with ~20% of that increase in muscle creatine being stored as Creatine Phosphate (Harris, Soderlund & Hultman, 1992).
Therefore, you can see that even 5g of creatine a day is plenty adequate for the biggest of individuals.
See my comments above.
The Primordial Woman
10-26-2010, 11:04 AM
I take maybe 4-5g a day, and no creapure on workout days due to using ASGT pre-wo. Really helps me stretch out my pre-wo supps.
11-02-2010, 03:06 PM
What if you don't take creatine on your days off, i.e. I workout about 5 days a week, but Fri and Sat I do not, and I do not take any creatine on those days. Do I lose saturation and need to load again on Sun/Mon?
11-02-2010, 04:35 PM
11-03-2010, 02:15 AM
Thanks Rosie, for explaining the science behind the good stuff that creatine is.
I think that creatine monohydrate really is in a league of its own when it comes to effectiveness and price. No need for fancy "tri-puffered" and other nonsense that just fattens supp. companies' pockets.
11-03-2010, 11:06 AM
11-03-2010, 12:03 PM
lol ^^ not really.. Look how many people have their oil changed every 3000 miles because they are told to.. yet they dont even know how, why, or what the effects oil has on your motor, what the different weights are and how they affect rods/piston, etc. You get the idea lol.
Not everyone is an expert.. thats why we use feedback from others to help us make more knowledgeable decisions.
Not trying to sound rude.. but your comment came off very condescending.
11-03-2010, 12:31 PM
11-03-2010, 12:36 PM
Well it was helpful information. Good times.
11-03-2010, 09:38 PM
I put 4g creatine mono in some v8 twist about 2-3 hours after I work out, the last pre wo I was taking had about 5g creatine in it so I why waste more? lately ive been doing the creatine mono +V8 for a pre wo also because im out of pre
11-03-2010, 09:46 PM
I'm done with straight creatine, I use gay creatine exclusively now... better taste.
I would say "no homo" but that seems a bit oxymoronical (is that even a word FTW)
Anyways, I use mono and dimalate biatch
11-03-2010, 10:11 PM
i use cell tech and nano halo 300,
seriously though i would drink anabolic halo with lunch
its some tasty stuff
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