Necessary to cycle creatine?

  1. Necessary to cycle creatine?


    I've been taking c4 and kre alk efx pro and I want to add a monohydrate.

    After reading..some people say cycling off creatine is pointless but some say its important. And some say you should stop creatine for a couple weeks if you are adding different creatine to a stack and then start them together

    Which doesn't make sense to me..


  2. I have never seen a reason to cycle off of creatine. For those who are excellent responders...this "cycling" is not necessary. I would suggest:

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  3. why stack 3 creatines?
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  4. Not sure why stacking 3 but nope no need to cycle off. Just get creIGNITE and your good with your creatines
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  5. More is not always better,no need to cycle,3-5g Creatine mono daily is a good standard!
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  6. I am always a proponent of cycling supplements. Just make sure you run them effectively for the appropriate lengths.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by fightbackhxc View Post
    I am always a proponent of cycling supplements. Just make sure you run them effectively for the appropriate lengths.
    What would be an appropriate length?

  8. I've been on creatine for about a year and a half no cycling...no issues

  9. It is more of a preference,there are no negative effects of not cycling,but I myself do agree with cycling everything I use at some point.I usually take about a month break from creatine when I cycle it and usually do it while on a stim break!
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post
    It is more of a preference,there are no negative effects of not cycling,but I myself do agree with cycling everything I use at some point.I usually take about a month break from creatine when I cycle it and usually do it while on a stim break!
    This is what I do as well. If my preworkout has creatine in it, that's usually my creatine for the day then bulk monohydrate at 3-5g a day on off days.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by J_Dieter View Post
    This is what I do as well. If my preworkout has creatine in it, that's usually my creatine for the day then bulk monohydrate at 3-5g a day on off days.
    I personally will take 3g Creatine mono even when using a pre that has creatine if it has a prop blend and the amount is not disclosed,its too cheap to not make sure I am hitting my needed daily intake,and you will just pee it out if you are getting extra.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post

    I personally will take 3g Creatine mono even when using a pre that has creatine if it has a prop blend and the amount is not disclosed,its too cheap to not make sure I am hitting my needed daily intake,and you will just pee it out if you are getting extra.
    Yeah but I'm a cheap bastdid

  13. Remember reading this bbuilding.com article a while back, references a study by Penn State over multiple years that concluded supplementation at something like 25g of mono e/d had no negative impact on health. It also mentioned that 25g e/d is excessive and had diminishing returns after skeletal muscle has been saturated during initial loading (no shiz right?) but it concluded that even at that dose constantly it was safe.

    I usually load and run a maintenance of 5g daily (10 if in pct, bro science that works for me) for 6wks or so and take a month off after. I never run creatine during a hormone cycle tho and save it for after to help hold power. Seems like it's easier for me to notice the bump in endurance in natty time if I cycle it, so I do.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Mack411 View Post
    I personally will take 3g Creatine mono even when using a pre that has creatine if it has a prop blend and the amount is not disclosed,its too cheap to not make sure I am hitting my needed daily intake,and you will just pee it out if you are getting extra.
    I do this all the time!

  15. Absolutely no reason to cycle!

    Creatine helps volumize cells and is effective at 3-5g per day. 5g is my normal. I split it up between pre and post workout. If I am not working out then I take with meal 1.

    There are thousands of studies on creatine many of which are found online. It's the most studied sport supplement out.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Hyde View Post
    Remember reading this bbuilding.com article a while back, references a study by Penn State over multiple years that concluded supplementation at something like 25g of mono e/d had no negative impact on health. It also mentioned that 25g e/d is excessive and had diminishing returns after skeletal muscle has been saturated during initial loading (no shiz right?) but it concluded that even at that dose constantly it was safe.

    I usually load and run a maintenance of 5g daily (10 if in pct, bro science that works for me) for 6wks or so and take a month off after. I never run creatine during a hormone cycle tho and save it for after to help hold power. Seems like it's easier for me to notice the bump in endurance in natty time if I cycle it, so I do.
    You've just hit on something I do. I don't use in cycle so when I go to pct I load. I take EFX All American KreAlkalyn at 4 pre and 4 post. I drop it back down at 2 weeks in. My creat levels when I get my bloods are consistently 1.51-1.60 which is high. Right where I want them.
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