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    Creatine Mono or Bulk Leucine????


    If you had to chose ONE which would you choose and why if you were running low on both? Which one out weighs the other to you??? I'm in this predicament

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    Quote Originally Posted by symbianblack View Post
    If you had to chose ONE which would you choose and why if you were running low on both? Which one out weighs the other to you??? I'm in this predicament
    Creatine.

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    depends.. is leucine being used to aid in over all "protein" consumption, do you train fasted? do you meet your daily macro goals and use it as a fail safe? i love leucine and am a creatine non responder
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    depends.. is leucine being used to aid in over all "protein" consumption, do you train fasted? do you meet your daily macro goals and use it as a fail safe? i love leucine and am a creatine non responder
    Same here...I'm too a creatine non responder. I love leucine though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post
    depends.. is leucine being used to aid in over all "protein" consumption, do you train fasted? do you meet your daily macro goals and use it as a fail safe? i love leucine and am a creatine non responder
    I don't train fasted. I respond to creatine also
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    Leucine when in a calorie deficit and/or fasting.

    Otherwise, if you respond to creatine, then creatine.
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    If this is an either/or situation, Id say buy the creatine. Theoretically, its possible/achievable to get adequate leucine intake through diet alone; not so much with creatine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by symbianblack View Post
    I don't train fasted. I respond to creatine also
    The I would say creatine. You can get 1.2kg tub of SNS' mono for$14 at NP

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    Creatine... you can find 1000g worth of many brands for around 20$
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    Creatine, like stated ^^

    It's probably the most cost efficient supplement ever.
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    So leucine is trash if you're getting it from whey
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    Quote Originally Posted by symbianblack View Post
    So leucine is trash if you're getting it from whey
    Youre moving the goal posts somewhat now. You initially asked which would be preferred in an either/or situation; this dosnt mean that what is not preferred is worthless and without merit or use.
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    +1 for creatine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by symbianblack View Post
    If you had to chose ONE which would you choose and why if you were running low on both? Which one out weighs the other to you??? I'm in this predicament
    Creatine hands down.

    Lucky though SNS offers very reasonable bulk creatine and ​leucine
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Leucine when in a calorie deficit and/or fasting.

    Otherwise, if you respond to creatine, then creatine.
    ^ what I was thinking as well
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    Admittedly never used leucine, but....

    Creatine hands down
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    Quote Originally Posted by symbianblack View Post
    So leucine is trash if you're getting it from whey
    No its not. I always add leucine to shakes to ensure i get the amount needed for MPS. I now avoid creatine after my kidney values went out of range after a few years of using it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    No its not. I always add leucine to shakes to ensure i get the amount needed for MPS. I now avoid creatine after my kidney values went out of range after a few years of using it
    good its not another "glutamine"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiigzz View Post
    I now avoid creatine after my kidney values went out of range after a few years of using it
    Did you have any symptoms prior to testing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewAgeMayan View Post

    Did you have any symptoms prior to testing?
    Nothing. A checkup picked it up. Bare in mind that it could have been anything and likely no cause for concern
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    Creatine, if your diet is good you're getting plenty of leucine from your diet, but probably nowhere near the multigram doses of creatine you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbayne View Post
    Leucine when in a calorie deficit and/or fasting. Otherwise, if you respond to creatine, then creatine.
    I'd probably opt for creatine more likely in a caloric deficit.

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    creatine no matter if in calorie deficit or not...you can make up the difference in bulk leucine from diet easier than you can from creatine
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewAgeMayan View Post
    Youre moving the goal posts somewhat now. You initially asked which would be preferred in an either/or situation; this dosnt mean that what is not preferred is worthless and without merit or use.
    I like this response, and agree 100%. I'd take creatine if it was either/or, but leucine is not without value.
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    Reality is that both are very useful and realistically can be had fairly cheap. Creatine will be cheaper though. Tons of options available, but Allmax makes quality staples and single ingredient powders for both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Segansational View Post
    Reality is that both are very useful and realistically can be had fairly cheap. Creatine will be cheaper though. Tons of options available, but Allmax makes quality staples and single ingredient powders for both.
    I used both creatine and leucine from Allmax and the quality is superb. Even though creatine is abundant, only the Creapure version of the monohydrate is best. I bought a vitamin shoppe monohydrate and it smelled like dead fish. Plus when I used it NON of it dissolved. Took it right back. Yeah I'm just gonna run creation. I tweeted Jim Stoppani and even said creatine
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    Creatine Mono. Cheap and proven to work.
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