Does creatine do anything?

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  1. ive been off creatine for months now and havent noticed a difference, also stopped using beta alanine.
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  2. Beta-Alanine was one of THE MOST worthless over-hyped supp out there. Besides feeling like I has spiders crawling under my skin for hours on end, it didn't do a darn thing for me ergogenically

    Creatine on the other hand (in several different forms) has been great for me for many years (heck, decades).

    These days, I reserve it for when I'm cutting and attempting to maintain any sport of a pump and muscle fullness (especially given the fact I'm a low carber).

    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    ive been off creatine for months now and havent noticed a difference, also stopped using beta alanine.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Beta-Alanine was one of THE MOST worthless over-hyped supp out there.

    Creatine (in several different forms) has been great for me for many years. These days, I reserve it for when I'm cutting and attempting to maintain any sport of a pump and muscle fullness.
    i just purchased some BA by SNS..goign to start it soon,so im curious now.

    I have to say i had good results with L-Taurine before.So basically i want to stick with one or the other,which is also why I bought BA.

  4. Sup brudah

    Taurine and BA.......sort of apples and oranges IMO

    I take taurine daily (dirt cheap) but more so for health reasons and don't really 'feel' anything from it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay888999 View Post
    i just purchased some BA by SNS..goign to start it soon,so im curious now.

    I have to say i had good results with L-Taurine before.So basically i want to stick with one or the other,which is also why I bought BA.
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Sup brudah

    Taurine and BA.......sort of apples and oranges IMO

    I take taurine daily (dirt cheap) but more so for health reasons and don't really 'feel' anything from it.
    Hope your weekends going good brotha!

    Ive heard that Taurine and BA can fight against against one another. But have similar traits.

    I know when using PHs it can be handy in the sense it helps with back pumps,also helps support better blow flow,from my knowledge.

    Im like 3-4 months into supps,never used any since i been training. food,creatine,whey,multi and fish oil is all i ever took. So im partially knowledgable with supps.
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  6. Stay that way........

    After 20 + years of wasting a ton of hard-earned cash on the NEXT BIG THING and over-hyped CRAPP, I've finally learned

    99% of the garbage that comes out is just that, GARBAGE

    Sure, I take stuff but still wonder half the time......WHY!

    Food + Hard training = WIN

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay888999 View Post
    Im like 3-4 months into supps,never used any since i been training. food,creatine,whey,multi and fish oil is all i ever took.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    After 20 + years of wasting a ton of hard-earned cash on the NEXT BIG THING and over-hyped CRAPP, I've finally learned

    99% of the garbage that comes out is just that, GARBAGE
    slow learner??




  8. Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    ive been off creatine for months now and havent noticed a difference, also stopped using beta alanine.
    i'm right there with ya.
    creatine is more a subtle, performance-enhancing compound, that helps in minute ways.
    it is not something one should 'notice' per se in an obvious fashion -- unless, one is a vegetarian whose diet is devoid of meat (red meat specifically).
    i don't know that i have ever 'noticed' my creatine use at any time.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Stay that way........

    After 20 + years of wasting a ton of hard-earned cash on the NEXT BIG THING and over-hyped CRAPP, I've finally learned

    99% of the garbage that comes out is just that, GARBAGE

    Sure, I take stuff but still wonder half the time......WHY!

    Food + Hard training = WIN
    absolutly bro.I agree.I learned all I know from my bro. All i stick with is the basics,to be honest.Food,creatine,whey,mult i and fish oils,thats what my bro told me all i need. So i still believe that,cause its proven.

    I like some pre,s..stim and no stim..

    I have also had some good results with a few runs of daa and erase.So im very picky with what i buy. If i use a product and it works ill stick with it.

    But i have been training for about 8 years. well i have for many years used no supps at all.just food and some caffeine and creatine and never had any problems gaining strength,size or cutting.

    there are plenty of all natty supps that actually work and i make sure those are the ones i stick with.

  10. cheap creatine monohydrate swells me up like a mofo!
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Beta-Alanine was one of THE MOST worthless over-hyped supp out there. Besides feeling like I has spiders crawling under my skin for hours on end, it didn't do a darn thing for me ergogenically

    Creatine on the other hand (in several different forms) has been great for me for many years (heck, decades).

    These days, I reserve it for when I'm cutting and attempting to maintain any sport of a pump and muscle fullness (especially given the fact I'm a low carber).
    What? Beta-alanine has an incredible body of evidence showing increases in performance, exercise capacity, body composition, and even longevity. Just because it didn't work for your particular phenotype does not make a blanket statement like that even close to accurate.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Jay888999 View Post
    I always cycle creatine.2-3 months on and about 1-2 months off
    Why? You don't need to cycle it.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by antihero View Post
    You don't become "insensitive" to creatine. You simply reach and maintain saturation, which is a good thing. You do not need to take a break from creatine.
    Thanks!

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Randoja

    Why? You don't need to cycle it.
    Randoja,no reason imparticular.I take time off of everything,to be honest.Its always what i done.Also depends if i am eating a diet high in red meats ill lay off the creatine a bit. Id say i use creatine 8 months of the year.

    Alot of ppl go on and off.I think time off is goos,i do thi.k ur body will be come accustomed and it wont be as affective.Which i think would force you to dose higher. I could be very wrong,but this is bro science for me.I have learned what works for my body.Im nit 100% big on the scientific appeoach to everything.We are all different ppl and react diff. You have to find what works for you.

    In my expieriences,every time i syay off it for a while and get back on i seem to make some gains.So if it aint broken dont fix it.

  15. Creatine makes your muscles look bigger because of increased water absorption. Once you stop taking creatine, the excess water will disappear.

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  16. Quote Originally Posted by EllieHarrison
    Creatine makes your muscles look bigger because of increased water absorption. Once you stop taking creatine, the excess water will disappear.

    Ellie
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    The effects of creatine are far more than temporary aesthetics

  17. Quote Originally Posted by uvawahoowa

    The effects of creatine are far more than temporary aesthetics
    I was going to say something similar.

  18. Where did I make ANY blanket statements with respect to beta-alanine

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    What? Beta-alanine has an incredible body of evidence showing increases in performance, exercise capacity, body composition, and even longevity. Just because it didn't work for your particular phenotype does not make a blanket statement like that even close to accurate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Beta-Alanine was one of THE MOST worthless over-hyped supp out there. Besides feeling like I has spiders crawling under my skin for hours on end, it didn't do a darn thing for me ergogenically

    Creatine on the other hand (in several different forms) has been great for me for many years (heck, decades).

    These days, I reserve it for when I'm cutting and attempting to maintain any sport of a pump and muscle fullness (especially given the fact I'm a low carber).
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  19. All i know is, what works for one doesnt for another, necessarily.This is why i like a mixture of science and personal hands on knowledge...

  20. Amen brudah
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Where did I make ANY blanket statements with respect to beta-alanine
    Quote Originally Posted by Whacked View Post
    Beta-Alanine was one of THE MOST worthless over-hyped supp out there.
    Right there.

  22. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69

    Right there.
    Cooper,but who is to say its suppose to work for 100% of ppl?

    Ive heard ppl say they have uaed creatine and havent noticed anything,which i find hard to believe,but everyone is diff.

    Just like u said u used APE and it did jack,yet **** loads of ppl swear its top of the line....

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Jay888999 View Post
    Cooper,but who is to say its suppose to work for 100% of ppl?

    Ive heard ppl say they have uaed creatine and havent noticed anything,which i find hard to believe,but everyone is diff.

    Just like u said u used APE and it did jack,yet **** loads of ppl swear its top of the line....
    Lol I would never have APE...got my reasons why, but one of them is that I don't trust the "blood results".
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  24. Quote Originally Posted by Jay888999 View Post
    Cooper,but who is to say its suppose to work for 100% of ppl?

    Ive heard ppl say they have uaed creatine and havent noticed anything,which i find hard to believe,but everyone is diff.

    Just like u said u used APE and it did jack,yet **** loads of ppl swear its top of the line....
    Right, which is why I said this:

    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    What? Beta-alanine has an incredible body of evidence showing increases in performance, exercise capacity, body composition, and even longevity. Just because it didn't work for your particular phenotype does not make a blanket statement like that even close to accurate.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69

    Right, which is why I said this:
    Fair enough
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