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    Does creatine do anything?


    Ive heard it can increase energy and protien synthesis but ive also heard you just pee it out and nothing happens. Which one is correct

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    The common mechanism for creatine supplementation is known to be the increase of intramuscular creatine stores. It is known that CP is used to replenish ATP, and that the amount of CP naturally present is well below the maximum amount of CP that the body can store. Increasing dietary creatine allows the maximum amount of CP storage to be reached, which in turn provides more capacity to regenerate ATP.


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    also read this will help you understand ATPs role in muscle contractions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cokeboyz
    Ive heard it can increase energy and protien synthesis but ive also heard you just pee it out and nothing happens. Which one is correct
    Read up on adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP).
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    Quote Originally Posted by antihero View Post
    Read up on adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP).
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    Yes u do piss out some creatine.How much i dont know...its very effective though
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    Well I for one can say creatine works. I personally gained about 10 lbs or so in a short period of time when I first started using creatine
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    I notice a difference on and off creatine. I won't go without it. Creapure all the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clickster
    Creapure all the way!
    Only one i use
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    i take it u read this bullsh*t article frm yahoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clickster View Post
    I notice a difference on and off creatine. I won't go without it. Creapure all the way!
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    I can definetly do more reps when using creatine. I do take a week or two off regularly because I've heard that one can become insensitive to it when used a lot. Has anyone any opinions/knowledge on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimiFit
    I can definetly do more reps when using creatine. I do take a week or two off regularly because I've heard that one can become insensitive to it when used a lot. Has anyone any opinions/knowledge on that?
    I always cycle creatine.2-3 months on and about 1-2 months off
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    I thought I'd share the lols

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia
    I thought I'd share the lols

    <img src="http://anabolicminds.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=67 186"/>
    Whats the problem,hes prob just doig the loading phase
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay888999

    Whats the problem,hes prob just doig the loading phase
    Ya...at once lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenGarcia

    Ya...at once lol
    Lmao
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    If you are a heavy meat eater creatine won't have much effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB
    If you are a heavy meat eater creatine won't have much effect.
    My bro dont even take creatine anyway more & for that reason..He eats alot of steak to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimiFit
    I do take a week or two off regularly because I've heard that one can become insensitive to it when used a lot. Has anyone any opinions/knowledge on that?
    Negative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris223 View Post
    Negative.
    'Negative' as in 'No I don't have any knowledge/opinion about the subject' or 'No, it's not necessary to lay off the creatine periodically'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimiFit

    'Negative' as in 'No I don't have any knowledge/opinion about the subject' or 'No, it's not necessary to lay off the creatine periodically'?
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimiFit

    'Negative' as in 'No I don't have any knowledge/opinion about the subject' or 'No, it's not necessary to lay off the creatine periodically'?
    There is no benefit to taking a break from creatine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFugitive View Post
    I'm still using CEE <this should bring some serious conversation
    Well, if you enjoy it SNS CE2 (CEE) 120 cap bottles are being blown out for $4.95 at one of our retailers. It's a great opportunity to stock up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD261985 View Post
    Well I for one can say creatine works. I personally gained about 10 lbs or so in a short period of time when I first started using creatine
    not from creatine, you didn't.
    perhaps a designer creatine loaded with carbs/cals..or, combined with an increase in food intake..
    but creatine alone (don't care which kind mono cee whatever) does not equate to a ~10% increase in bodyweight.
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    ive been off creatine for months now and havent noticed a difference, also stopped using beta alanine.
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    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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    ive been off creatine for months now and havent noticed a difference, also stopped using beta alanine.
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    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.
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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    cheap creatine monohydrate swells me up like a mofo!
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    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.
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    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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    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!
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    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.
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    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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