- 06-06-2012, 01:32 PM
Ok in the research I've done, and what I've been told in the gym since I was 12 is that any Creatine taken in that the body can't use or take in, it just passes through the digestive system. But, I was talking to my old combatives coach yesterday about my current routine and he told me that if I get more than 10-15g a day of Creatine that it can damage my kidneys and liver. The only Creatine I take is the little bit in Dark Rage preworkout, plus about 3g Creatine mono hydrate during workout, and another 3g before dinner. On my 2 a day training days I only take the Rage befor one workout but I take an extra 5g of mono before the workout without it. Am I hurtin myself or wastin my Creatine?
- 06-06-2012, 05:12 PM
drinking to much water can harm your kidneys...so yea id say overdosing on creatine could too but unless you are ingesting 20 grams a day for years on end i doubt your going to harm yourself. Im not a doctor though but i know overdoing anything is bad for you. just take the recommended amount and cycle off it every now and again if you're worried
06-06-2012, 05:25 PM
06-06-2012, 05:28 PM
Winner! ^^^Originally Posted by Rosie Chee
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06-06-2012, 08:19 PM
Rosie said it best
In addition, I have tried just about every method of creatine cycling and I can tell you I like using 10-15 grams a day best, 5 morning, pre and post workout as I think these are the best times to take in creatine, esp with the extra carbohydrates morning and post. I think its a good idea to take breaks from creatine after you seem to be getting nothing out of it, then cycle back on it.
from personal experience I seem to be a super responder to creatine.
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06-06-2012, 09:06 PM
Creatine has never negatively affected me. When I was back home for years I had weekly bloods done, so I was able to monitor this to some degree. The ONLY type of creatine that negatively affected my bloods was creatine ethyl-ester (i.e. the original NeoVar) - look through my initial logs for this (you can find links to all my forum logs HERE); although, that said, it had no impact on my performance, etc. I currently use Assault, which contains several types of creatine (creatine monohydrate, Con-Cret, and Creatine HCl), and have no issues with this. Regardless of what type of creatine I have used, or what form (i.e. powder or capsule), I don't experience any bloating, nausea, etc., and I unlike many, even if preparing for something like a photoshoot or leaning down, I continue to use it.
The best "creatine" products that I have ever used are Cre-02, NeoVar Recomped, and Kre-Alkalyn (the former two having additional benefits). I haven't used a specific creatine product since I began using Assault though, as it contains creatine; and also since using Assault, I only have creatine PRE-training - before that I used to split my daily dosage into pre AND post-training - and really find no difference in how I used it before.
Hope that helps (not that a woman would have a difference experience with it than a male, since it doesn't affect hormones, etc., and if it did, I wouldn't be the right person to ask, since, due to personal factors, my body does not respond as it "should" to most products).
06-06-2012, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the response. I mentioned woman because I'd assume they may be more sensitive to a specific creatines bloating or non bloating affects.Originally Posted by Rosie Chee
I myself have not noticed much difference in the different creatines, unless of course it was of lesser quality. I also notice my stomach does better on micronized. Prolab is always solid.
06-06-2012, 09:39 PM
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06-16-2012, 01:27 PM
Rosie definitely hit it on the head. Creatine is safe and not to mention cheap, so i wouldnt worry about it bud.
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06-16-2012, 08:32 PM
i have had this discussion many times on here......long story short i have had friends and an uncle who took creatine and started urinating blood then once they stopped the creatine, no blood present in the urine.
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06-17-2012, 08:50 AM
This is the best supplementation if you aks me. To avoind any excess I recommend taking 5g to 10g of creatine monohydrate, half before and half after your workout. Creatine monohydrate is the least expensive form of the supplement and is 90 percent absorbable. I increased my strength and muscle mass due to increased exercise intensity; this is facilitated by the Creatine supplementation. Increased muscle mass and strength are unlikely to occur with out an increase in training intensity. However, some research has started to show a protein synthesising effect of Creatine supplementation in vitro.
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06-17-2012, 05:09 PM
06-21-2012, 07:11 PM
ive done 25 grams a day doing creatine cycling back in 2004-2006 (the ast method) you do 20-30 grams depending on body-weight for 3 days then take four days off.
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08-05-2012, 05:55 PM
So there is someone else out there that actually likes Kre-alkalyn...Originally Posted by Rosie Chee
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