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    Creatine pre or post workout?


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    it doesnt matter what time of day you take creatine, it just matters that you get 3-5g a day. its all about saturation, not timing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldwanus View Post
    it doesnt matter what time of day you take creatine, it just matters that you get 3-5g a day. its all about saturation, not timing.
    That's the answer right there, although I personally try not to take it pre-workout. Simply because you are already taking things pre-workout, and why clog up the gears with more stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodo123 View Post
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    Either (if dosing once daily) or both (if dosing twice daily), and easiest to do once first thing on non-training days. Just remember that you only need 2-3 grams of creatine daily to keep your muscle creatine threshold saturated - some people recommend up to 5g, which is ok, but not necessary.

    Also depends whether your creatine product is a straight creatine product or has other properties - if it has other properties (i.e. NeoVar Recomped), or is a product that contains creatine (i.e. preworkout), then dose when recommended re timing.

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    Also there are creatine products that contain ingredients that aid with preworkout, such as Green MAG we advocate you take it preworkout for this reason.

    I'm sure there's others out there too.

    Straight creatine though, these guys are right...anytime of the day it will work
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    I agree with the pre.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldwanus View Post
    it doesnt matter what time of day you take creatine, it just matters that you get 3-5g a day. its all about saturation, not timing.
    This is correct.

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    I am sure i will get arguments from my following statements.

    If dosing creatine my recommendation would be to only use Creapure branded monohydrate. I would also suggest dosing it pre-workout.

    Creatine definitely will help with post workout recovery, however, in order to work harder, longer, and stronger, the mitochondria in each cell, can really use the creatine as an extremely efficient source of ATP regeneration, during the workout.

    More available ATP, equals vastly improved workouts.

    When an ATP molecule, (Adenosine Triphosphate) is depleted into an ADP molecule (Adenosine Diphosphate), it really can't do much of anything.

    We want to convert the Di molecule back into a Tri molecule, as quickly and efficiently as possible.
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    Thanks guys. Also, how do you tell that the creatine has started working? And I'm thinking of taking it for 8 weeks and then 3 weeks off or something like that. thoughts? By the way, is it ok to take if I'm taking DAA and Triazole?
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    I like to take 2 2.5g doses otherwise my intestines sometimes hate me if i take it all at once. Its not something you feel really. Its just a proven essential
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodo123 View Post
    Thanks guys. Also, how do you tell that the creatine has started working? And I'm thinking of taking it for 8 weeks and then 3 weeks off or something like that. thoughts? By the way, is it ok to take if I'm taking DAA and Triazole?
    You're not really going to "tell that the creatine has started working" - it's going to make a difference once you start using it, especially if you have never used it before, or of you're starting back on it after at least three weeks break from it, but it's not something you really notice per se.

    Yes, you can use creatine with DAA and Triazole. You can use creatine with pretty much ANYthing - it should be a constant STAPLE in your supplement regime!

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    I personally insist on taking creatine pre-workout primarily for placebo reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ax1 View Post
    I personally insist on taking creatine pre-workout primarily for placebo reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodo123 View Post
    Thanks guys. Also, how do you tell that the creatine has started working? And I'm thinking of taking it for 8 weeks and then 3 weeks off or something like that. thoughts? By the way, is it ok to take if I'm taking DAA and Triazole?
    There won't be any REAL HUGE results, but you'll be able to get one or two more reps in the gym, and depending on the product you'll get more pump / muscle volume.
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    You will also likely notice your weight goes up some from water retention...also keep in mind to hydrate well (anyone into BB should do this anyhow)
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    im not a huge creatine fan, but from all the research you can go between 10-15 old research said 10 because your body will just piss out the excess
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    Quote Originally Posted by ax1 View Post
    I personally insist on taking creatine pre-workout primarily for placebo reasons.
    I do the same thing, the power of the mind is powerfull indeed.

    Although when i take designer creatines you want to take them pre-workout anyways since they work synergistically with carbs. (green bulge/NeoVar)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stonhous35 View Post
    im not a huge creatine fan, but from all the research you can go between 10-15 old research said 10 because your body will just piss out the excess
    You're not a fan of the MOST scientifically proven supplement? Hmmm. Odd.
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    works best with carbs that are insulin based, such as white sugars and sugar alcohols. Creatine needs the sugar because of the IGF insulin growth factor
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    thats my own opinion. things work for some people some work better for others. Especially the stuff they sell in stores in chinese based and cheap crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel29073 View Post
    You will also likely notice your weight goes up some from water retention...also keep in mind to hydrate well (anyone into BB should do this anyhow)
    You're not necessarily have any water retention or additional weight from it when using creatine. I have used and not used creatine, and it makes no difference to me personally. Hydration is important though, yes, for EVERYone, regardless of whether they even live this lifestyle or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonhous35 View Post
    works best with carbs that are insulin based, such as white sugars and sugar alcohols. Creatine needs the sugar because of the IGF insulin growth factor
    wut? broscientist right hurrrr
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    well if you do ur own research you'd know your own information, has nothing to do with being a broscientist it's called updating ur brain on important info BRObag
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    you dont need to take creatine with carbs or any of that nonsense.......you can mix 5g in water and you'll absorb it just fine.
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    well you obvisiously know what ur talkin about
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    Aggre creatine any time a day !!
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    I take 3 times a day about 5g each,
    Morning with my shake
    Pre w/o or mid day
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagged01 View Post
    I take 3 times a day about 5g each,Morning with my shakePre w/o or mid dayBefore bed
    Why so much? You only need 3g daily to maintain saturation.
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    use it for both. Pre for strength and Post as a Carrier. F*** monohydrate. Ester all the way

    you dont need to take creatine with carbs or any of that nonsense.......you can mix 5g in water and you'll absorb it just fine.
    Not entirly correct^

    "Creatine absorbtion is enhanced when combined with a substance such as dextrose that increases insulin. This increased absorbtion can b achieved by taking creatine w grape juice or any ofther beverage high in dextrose. Injesting creatine w a meal will also provide the same effect b/c the increased insulin production. Some studies have shown that exercised muscles will absorb more creatine than non-exercised muscles." Anabolic Primer: Ergogenic Enhancement for the Hardcore Bodybuilder Gerard Thorne pg 356
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    Uh wut? Do you take creatine ethyl ester?
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    kind of the same as an ester in the way that the dosing is low, no loading phase, and the pH of the Malate and ester is pretty close to you stomach acid (around 3), so more is absorbded in the small intestines
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stri8ted25 View Post
    use it for both. Pre for strength and Post as a Carrier. F*** monohydrate. Ester all the way



    Not entirly correct^
    Why do you think it matters when you are already saturated? O.o
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    Why do you think it matters when you are already saturated? O.o
    with the pre i only take 3g. and the post I take about 2g. The reason I do it is just all the studies that have been done on creatine, bc its such an old supplement, Creatine acts as a carrier and help saturate the muscle cells. with that being said when u use creatine, its the first thing to be used up.

    In technical terms: Creatine is initially stored as creatine phosphate, and it can "donate" or give its phosphate group to ADP (adenosine diphosphate: ATP after it loses its phosphate molecule) thus converting it back to ATP which is then available as a fuel source. That fuel source is one of the first to be used up when performing high intensity exercise.(60-90 min) The lactic acid build up wreaks havoc on the saturation levels of creatine in the muscle and this is why I also use Beta Alanine and citruline malate to kill the burn.

    I dont use it all the time as a post, except for big groups like legs, back, and chest. Usually I just eat my white rice and Organic beef b/c the red meat is filled with tons of natural creatine.
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    So you tried to give me a science lesson about things i already know, as ATP usage is elementary, yet didn't really answer my question. The question is: why do you think creatine needs to be taken with sugar when we are already saturated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhadam View Post
    So you tried to give me a science lesson about things i already know, as ATP usage is elementary, yet didn't really answer my question. The question is: why do you think creatine needs to be taken with sugar when we are already saturated?

    thats just it, he cant answer that for you. he just knows what some fitness mags have told him apparently. like i said, BROSCIENTIST in hurrrrr
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    So you tried to give me a science lesson about things i already know, as ATP usage is elementary, yet didn't really answer my question. The question is: why do you think creatine needs to be taken with sugar when we are already saturated?
    LMAO. My bad yo. I Didnt see where u specified the sugar part of the question.

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    "Creatine absorbtion is enhanced when combined with a substance such as dextrose that increases insulin. This increased absorbtion can b achieved by taking creatine w grape juice or any ofther beverage high in dextrose. Injesting creatine w a meal will also provide the same effect b/c the increased insulin production. Some studies have shown that exercised muscles will absorb more creatine than non-exercised muscles." Anabolic Primer: Ergogenic Enhancement for the Hardcore Bodybuilder Gerard Thorne pg 356
    is from one of the Best books I have read on CURRENT Supplemental info and was just informing people of new researh. Gerard Thorne Has written I think three previous books and is a very trusted and accredited author.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stri8ted25 View Post
    LMAO. My bad yo. I Didnt see where u specified the sugar part of the question.


    is from one of the Best books I have read on CURRENT Supplemental info and was just informing people of new researh. Gerard Thorne Has written I think three previous books and is a very trusted and accredited author.
    Dont worry about the "new researh" creatine only needs water to carry it, but if you find sugar delicious go ahead.
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    thats just it, he cant answer that for you. he just knows what some fitness mags have told him apparently. like i said, BROSCIENTIST in hurrrrr
    Sorry BRO. u should check my sources (Anabolic Primer:Ergogenic Enhancement for the Hardcore Bodybuilder) b4 u get all BROsif on me. If i dont answer in the same second you post something Im to busy eating......sorry
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