Anyone use straight creatine anymore?

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  1. Anyone use straight creatine anymore?


    Does anyone still use straight creatine now? Or just run with pre/post with creatine in it?


  2. Yeah, I add 5g of good ol' monohydrate to my pre-workout protein shake every day. Primordial uses Creapure; it's cheap, pure, and effective.
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  3. Yep, simple mono here too
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  4. yep good ol creapure by PP. Cheap and effective.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Pipes View Post
    Does anyone still use straight creatine now? Or just run with pre/post with creatine in it?
    I do sometimes. Nothing wrong with doing either.

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  6. I got some Nutra's bulk creatine mono. Ill prob pick up some PP creapure to try it out when i'm done with what I got on hand.

  7. its cheaper just to buy bulk and take once a day. i usually go with 2 or 3 grams first thing in the morning when i pop my vitamins and whatnot
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  8. 10 grams creatine mono with 80 grams of dextrose after every workout!

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Pipes View Post
    Does anyone still use straight creatine now? Or just run with pre/post with creatine in it?
    Absolutely... Creapure and Dymatize offer great products that are dirt cheap. You can get an entire kilo of CMH for nearly $5 if you buy from bulk suppliers (although, they'll make you buy 25kg minimum).

  10. i recently started creatine nitrate more powerful and potent than any type of creatine ive tried. Def worth checking out aps creatine nitrate.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by SlickRick00 View Post
    i recently started creatine nitrate more powerful and potent than any type of creatine ive tried. Def worth checking out aps creatine nitrate.
    What's the theory behind this type of creatine? I have seen these types of product surface lately, VPX's BCAA matrix etc - and I believe Thermolife also makes a version?

  12. Mono with my protein shake after every workout. Then usually with a glass of milk with my breakfast on Non workout days.

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  13. From the little research that i have done its 1,000 times more soluble than any other type of creatine available..... and there is no water or bloat involved.....The pumps are insane definiately feel different than anything else ive tried in a ling time.

    Thermolife has it also but i am slowly becoming a loyal customer of aps nutrition. I started their preworkout "mesomorph" about a month ago and i have finally found the preworkout that works best for my body, Then this past week i ran the creatine nitrate and it was almost painful pumps, with a hard...dry...crisp look and feel.

  14. Creatine Mono all the way. The stuff they came up with afterwards (like "vector creatine transport matrix" etc.) supposedly making the creatine more effective is just a scam to pull in more money. You can't go wrong with the original.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by SlickRick00 View Post
    From the little research that i have done its 1,000 times more soluble than any other type of creatine available..... and there is no water or bloat involved.....The pumps are insane definiately feel different than anything else ive tried in a ling time.

    Thermolife has it also but i am slowly becoming a loyal customer of aps nutrition. I started their preworkout "mesomorph" about a month ago and i have finally found the preworkout that works best for my body, Then this past week i ran the creatine nitrate and it was almost painful pumps, with a hard...dry...crisp look and feel.
    Thanks for the help... I'll look into them, always curious to find out about new companies and products.

    Quote Originally Posted by SpargelJanusz View Post
    Creatine Mono all the way. The stuff they came up with afterwards (like "vector creatine transport matrix" etc.) supposedly making the creatine more effective is just a scam to pull in more money. You can't go wrong with the original.
    I am definitely inclined to agree with you here, but Slick Rick seems pretty adamant about his feedback; honestly, even if an increased 'pump' doesn't effectuate actual anabolism, I don't care, I am also interested and gratified by the pure visual transformation that takes place while training as well (cosmetic as it may be).

  16. Quote Originally Posted by SlickRick00 View Post
    i recently started creatine nitrate more powerful and potent than any type of creatine ive tried. Def worth checking out aps creatine nitrate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    What's the theory behind this type of creatine? I have seen these types of product surface lately, VPX's BCAA matrix etc - and I believe Thermolife also makes a version?
    i got nothing from creatine nitrate from my experience.

    i tend to stick with the most economical and proven to work (for me atleast): Monohydrate

  17. Ive been buying bulk creatine past year adding it to my pre workout and sometimes post workout shakes i have jack3d and theres only like 1.5 grams of mono in there per serving so i add a couple more grams in, atm im doing Dicreatine malate since ive been running mono for a while so far so good like the results

  18. just bought 600g of creapure. Might try Creatine nitrate next. it does sound interesting.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    just bought 600g of creapure. Might try Creatine nitrate next. it does sound interesting.
    Yes, it does sound interesting... anymore though I am reticent to give a company my "hope it works" dollars, without strong clinical and empirical evidence. Plus, although it was never proven, I have heard some things about APS skimping out on some labeled ingredients, and playing copy-cat with some competitors blends. I will give anyone a fair fighting chance though, and pride myself in drawing my own conclusions.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by niCe99 View Post
    i got nothing from creatine nitrate from my experience.

    i tend to stick with the most economical and proven to work (for me atleast): Monohydrate
    Thanks for the input... what companies brand did you try?

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    Yes, it does sound interesting... anymore though I am reticent to give a company my "hope it works" dollars, without strong clinical and empirical evidence. Plus, although it was never proven, I have heard some things about APS skimping out on some labeled ingredients, and playing copy-cat with some competitors blends. I will give anyone a fair fighting chance though, and pride myself in drawing my own conclusions.
    You're right, but im assuming at minimum it works as good as creatine mono. It doesn't hurt me to spend a couple extra bucks to find out if i like a new product. If not, i use it up and go back to the good old regular stuff.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    You're right, but im assuming at minimum it works as good as creatine mono. It doesn't hurt me to spend a couple extra bucks to find out if i like a new product. If not, i use it up and go back to the good old regular stuff.
    This is a pretty intelligent argument you make actually - very well done, no sarcasm. Thanks for the solid food for thought. I'm repping you after I post this.

  23. if im cycling off of my thermolife cbol im taking Creapure.

    those are the only 2 i use other than when i take ASGT.
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by ax1 View Post
    if im cycling off of my thermolife cbol im taking Creapure.

    those are the only 2 i use other than when i take ASGT.
    ASGT has always intrigued me... but as I have mentioned elsewhere in the forums, I am actually hesitant to try it, because the ingredient blend compared to the product cost seems to be 'too good' to be true. I would feel much more comfortable if I knew their products were private label manufactured in a cGMP and ISO or FDA compliant facility with random batch COAs and purity testing.

  25. Personally, I'm not convinced by nitrates. The molar ratio of creatine to nitrate would have to be just right, otherwise you run the risk of lightheadedness and even passing out with an excessive dose.

    Conversely, if a large dose doesn't make you pass out, it brings into question the actual bioavailability of the product.

    That said, I've got nothing against them - they are simply as yet unproven.
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  26. dymatize micronized creatine 200 servings for about 20 bucks

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Resolve View Post
    Personally, I'm not convinced by nitrates. The molar ratio of creatine to nitrate would have to be just right, otherwise you run the risk of lightheadedness and even passing out with an excessive dose.

    Conversely, if a large dose doesn't make you pass out, it brings into question the actual bioavailability of the product.

    That said, I've got nothing against them - they are simply as yet unproven.
    I'd be curious to know if any upcoming University studies are scheduled?

  28. NP's pure creatine mono. great value...

  29. i use hemavol with creapure
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  30. Mono has stood the test of time. Dicreatine malate is really the only other creatine that has even stayed relavant since NO-Xplode was big, probably because of the malic acid.

  31. link to source: http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/content/me.../954.13?ck=nck

    Pharmacological vasodilation improves the anabolic response of muscle protein synthesis to insulin in elders -- Lee et al. 23 (1): 954.13 -- The FASEB Journal

    Loss of muscle with aging (sarcopenia) contributes to disability in elders. Aging is associated with an insulin resistance of muscle protein anabolism, which correlates with impaired insulin-induced muscle vasodilation and nutrient delivery.

    We hypothesized that pharmacological restoration of muscle perfusion to youthful values during hyperinsulinemia would improve the response of muscle protein synthesis and anabolism in older subjects.

    We measured blood flow (BF), anabolic signaling, and muscle protein synthesis (Rd) and breakdown (Ra) with stable isotope tracers at baseline and during insulin infusion in one leg in 12 healthy, non-diabetic older subjects (71 ± 2 yrs) divided in two groups: CTRL (insulin only) and SNP (insulin + sodium nitroprusside to double blood flow above baseline).

    Blood flow and phenylalanine delivery increased significantly (P<0.05) in SNP only. Muscle protein synthesis (nmol·min-1 ·100mL leg-1) increased in SNP (35 ± 4 to 102 ± 26), but not in CTRL (34 ± 10 to 45 ± 10), while breakdown did not change in either group. Akt/PKB phosphorylation increased in both groups but to a larger extent in SNP (P<0.05) and S6K1 phosphorylation tended to increase more in SNP (P = 0.068).

    In conclusion, pharmacological restoration of muscle perfusion and nutrient delivery during hyperinsulinemia increased muscle protein synthesis in elders.
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  32. Quote Originally Posted by ax1 View Post
    link to source: http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/content/me.../954.13?ck=nck

    Pharmacological vasodilation improves the anabolic response of muscle protein synthesis to insulin in elders -- Lee et al. 23 (1): 954.13 -- The FASEB Journal

    Loss of muscle with aging (sarcopenia) contributes to disability in elders. Aging is associated with an insulin resistance of muscle protein anabolism, which correlates with impaired insulin-induced muscle vasodilation and nutrient delivery.

    We hypothesized that pharmacological restoration of muscle perfusion to youthful values during hyperinsulinemia would improve the response of muscle protein synthesis and anabolism in older subjects.

    We measured blood flow (BF), anabolic signaling, and muscle protein synthesis (Rd) and breakdown (Ra) with stable isotope tracers at baseline and during insulin infusion in one leg in 12 healthy, non-diabetic older subjects (71 ± 2 yrs) divided in two groups: CTRL (insulin only) and SNP (insulin + sodium nitroprusside to double blood flow above baseline).

    Blood flow and phenylalanine delivery increased significantly (P<0.05) in SNP only. Muscle protein synthesis (nmol·min-1 ·100mL leg-1) increased in SNP (35 ± 4 to 102 ± 26), but not in CTRL (34 ± 10 to 45 ± 10), while breakdown did not change in either group. Akt/PKB phosphorylation increased in both groups but to a larger extent in SNP (P<0.05) and S6K1 phosphorylation tended to increase more in SNP (P = 0.068).

    In conclusion, pharmacological restoration of muscle perfusion and nutrient delivery during hyperinsulinemia increased muscle protein synthesis in elders.
    Very interesting... so along with perhaps some Ecdy, Methoxy and digestive enzymes, this could combine to promote the most advantageous nitrogen balance for a dieting strength athlete effectuating lean mass retention?

  33. Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    Very interesting... so along with perhaps some Ecdy, Methoxy and digestive enzymes, this could combine to promote the most advantageous nitrogen balance for a dieting strength athlete effectuating lean mass retention?
    i dont know about "most"

    but i in my experience believe nitrates are effective.

    dont know much about methoxy, and when it comes to Ecdy, Ebol is the best product ive ever used for a total non-hormonal product outside of creatine, but there are other things in it as well.
    나는 2000년 10월 매들린 올브라이트 전 미 국무장관 매들린 사랑, 그 중 한 뜨거운 젠장!

  34. Quote Originally Posted by Outstanding View Post
    Thanks for the input... what companies brand did you try?
    Themolife's C-Bol

    I think it is VERY over hyped, atleast at bb.com anyways. I also didnt experience those "mind blowing pumps" from the nitrates. If anything, i experienced some mild headaches here and there.

  35. Quote Originally Posted by niCe99 View Post
    Themolife's C-Bol

    I think it is VERY over hyped, atleast at bb.com anyways. I also didnt experience those "mind blowing pumps" from the nitrates. If anything, i experienced some mild headaches here and there.
    Could there be a way to counter-act this phenomena, so users can take advantage of increased muscle pumps and anabolism, while keeping head aches at bay? I experienced some recurrent headaches last week and it was NOT enjoyable.

  36. Quote Originally Posted by ax1 View Post
    i dont know about "most"

    but i in my experience believe nitrates are effective.

    dont know much about methoxy, and when it comes to Ecdy, Ebol is the best product ive ever used for a total non-hormonal product outside of creatine, but there are other things in it as well.
    My favorite non-hormonal product/stack of all time revolved around Ecdy as well... that's ironic. I don't want to get the thread off course, but its reassuring knowing that other athletes can label past cycles as truly being 'best' when they include certain repeating compounds.

  37. CEE screwed up my digestion. I would say put natural creatine in your body, because everything else may or may not have weird chemical side effects.

  38. Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    You're right, but im assuming at minimum it works as good as creatine mono. It doesn't hurt me to spend a couple extra bucks to find out if i like a new product. If not, i use it up and go back to the good old regular stuff.
    When i said "a couple extra bucks" i didn't realize that APS Creatine Nitrate was $50


  39. Quote Originally Posted by Killerkanadia View Post
    When i said "a couple extra bucks" i didn't realize that APS Creatine Nitrate was $50

    its cheaper, about $30. usually the companies store will be a jacked price.

    i still like cbol though.
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  40. I dont use regular creatine mono anymore, but I do use Creapure. Works everytime.
  

  
 

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