Creatine facts????


  1. Ok so I've been using creatine for 5+ years and I've tried multiple types and methods. For bodybuilding it's honestly the only product other than PH/DS that have ever given me results. Over the years I've read so many different articles, cycles, etc on the proper way to dose and honestly I've tried them all I think..... Other than bloating I've seen very similar results with every method.

    My current method is no preload with 5g per day after workouts. I also feel that you don't need to cycle on and off and dosing with sugar doesn't make a difference. Concidering cost vs effectiveness my Favorite Creatine is SNS creatine mono.

    I would like to hear from one of our forum supplement experts to see if I've figured it out.

    Questions:
    - preload?
    - cycle on and off?
    - 5g per day?
    - pre or post workout
    - sugar with dose?

    Thanks


  2. Quote Originally Posted by rphash49 View Post
    Ok so I've been using creatine for 5+ years and I've tried multiple types and methods. For bodybuilding it's honestly the only product other than PH/DS that have ever given me results. Over the years I've read so many different articles, cycles, etc on the proper way to dose and honestly I've tried them all I think..... Other than bloating I've seen very similar results with every method. My current method is no preload with 5g per day after workouts. I also feel that you don't need to cycle on and off and dosing with sugar doesn't make a difference. Concidering cost vs effectiveness my Favorite Creatine is SNS creatine mono. I would like to hear from one of our forum supplement experts to see if I've figured it out. Questions: - preload? - cycle on and off? - 5g per day? - pre or post workout - sugar with dose? Thanks
    No need to preload.
    Not necessary to cycle but can if you feel the need.
    3-5 grams per day.
    Timing is irrelevant but a study recently came out showing post-workout dosing was beneficial.
    No need to dose with sugar or anything else.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post

    No need to preload.
    Not necessary to cycle but can if you feel the need.
    3-5 grams per day.
    Timing is irrelevant but a study recently came out showing post-workout dosing was beneficial.
    No need to dose with sugar or anything else.
    Sounds good thanks

  4. Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post

    No need to preload.
    Not necessary to cycle but can if you feel the need.
    3-5 grams per day.
    Timing is irrelevant but a study recently came out showing post-workout dosing was beneficial.
    No need to dose with sugar or anything else.
    Right on as always
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  5. Cycling is a good idea (or workout days only) as continual use can downregulate Creat1 (the creatine transporter).
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  6. How do you guys feel about 5 pre and 5 post?

  7. Quote Originally Posted by The Engineer View Post
    How do you guys feel about 5 pre and 5 post?
    No more than 5 is needed.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by The Engineer View Post
    How do you guys feel about 5 pre and 5 post?
    3-5g per day is plenty
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    My how far this forum has come since I first joined. I shed a tear
    You know you miss the days of suggesting 20 grams a day of pre-loading and asking if PCT was needed after
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar37 View Post

    You know you miss the days of suggesting 20 grams a day of pre-loading and asking if PCT was needed after
    Wait..... no pct required?
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar37 View Post
    You know you miss the days of suggesting 20 grams a day of pre-loading and asking if PCT was needed after
    Those were the days, lol. I remember over ten years ago taking insane doses to "preload" Thank the lord we can all agree on 3-5g per day

  13. Was talking 5g pre and 5g post workout.
    Will switch my dose to only 5g post Thanks guys!
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