creatine: pill form vs. powder

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    creatine: pill form vs. powder


    Is there any real difference between the two forms of creatine? will one bloat you more? either stronger? you guys tell me what you think. and I'm using the muscletech powder right now.

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    pills and powder there is no difference it only matters on what type of creatine you are using. THere are many variations.
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    Could there be a difference in which your body will react to the different form of creatine? In my experience with creatine I have found that my body elicits a better response from powder form instead of pill form. Is this a possiblility?
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    well could be absorbtion is better and fast with powder as it will get absorbed in the stomach lining...caps may pass further down, im not sure. Or the pills were not the dosage they claimed to be...I think pills are more convienent but i always use powder. I hate the way it mixes and would much rather pop pills.
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    I wish i could shoke down a bunch of pills but its just to difficult for me. I have always had a hard time taking pills. therefore powder is the best option for me and even some of that stuff tastes horrible but gets the job done.
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    You probably notice powder better because of a few reasons:

    1) slightly faster absorption

    2)Think of how much extra stuff you can add to powder vs pills?
    EXAMPLE:

    Serving Size of:
    Green Mag (powder) = 10.4g
    SizeOn (powder) = 43g
    Clout (powder) = 10.5g
    CellMass (powder) = 16g

    Green Buldge (caps) = 3.4g
    N'Gorge (caps) = 2.55g
    NeoVar (caps) = .6g
    Red Cell (tabs) = 5.2g

    Mean Serving Weight of 4 Randomly Selected Creatine Powders = 19.98g

    Mean Serving Weight of 4 Randomly Selected Creatine Caps = 2.94g

    So thats 17.04g on average of extras packed into powders vs pills
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    i didnt get much from size-on pills, wish i had the powder as some claim the powder better.
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    I used to choke down 8 pills of the CET by Omega.. Great stuff, but damn, 8 at a time! I literally choked the first time I tried, but my gag reflex has since relaxed a little...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pistonpump View Post
    i didnt get much from size-on pills, wish i had the powder as some claim the powder better.
    I definately had better results from the size-on powder for some reason...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MgoBlue View Post
    I used to choke down 8 pills of the CET by Omega.. Great stuff, but damn, 8 at a time! I literally choked the first time I tried, but my gag reflex has since relaxed a little...
    I liked that stuff too! Pills...i had the hardest time with just one pill back in the day lmao funny when i look back i would drink like 2 glasses of water to get down one pill (before bb'n). Now i can take as much as needed. 20 at a time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgylx;
    You probably notice powder better because of a few reasons:

    1) slightly faster absorption

    2)Think of how much extra stuff you can add to powder vs pills?
    EXAMPLE:

    Serving Size of:
    Green Mag (powder) = 10.4g
    SizeOn (powder) = 43g
    Clout (powder) = 10.5g
    CellMass (powder) = 16g

    Green Buldge (caps) = 3.4g
    N'Gorge (caps) = 2.55g
    NeoVar (caps) = .6g
    Red Cell (tabs) = 5.2g

    Mean Serving Weight of 4 Randomly Selected Creatine Powders = 19.98g

    Mean Serving Weight of 4 Randomly Selected Creatine Caps = 2.94g

    So thats 17.04g on average of extras packed into powders vs pills
    Good post! I guess this summarizes some key points. For those without any problems with swallowing pills and capsules, pills and capsules are a convenient way to take supplements. They have the disadvantage, though, that there is a physical and technological limit to the amount of compounds that can be packed in a pill or capsule.
    If powders and pills have exactly the same ingredients, powders may absorb faster, as wedgylx, already stated. Otherwise, I see no further advantage of powders. If, however, powders contain more synergistic ingredients than the pills form, prefer the powder form, even at the expense of the inconvenience of mixing the powder.
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    I know Im a nobody here but I like the liquid form like Dimaxx. Some people here hated that stuff but it has always proven the best results for me but hey thats just an opinion too.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    Good post! I guess this summarizes some key points. For those without any problems with swallowing pills and capsules, pills and capsules are a convenient way to take supplements. They have the disadvantage, though, that there is a physical and technological limit to the amount of compounds that can be packed in a pill or capsule.
    If powders and pills have exactly the same ingredients, powders may absorb faster, as wedgylx, already stated. Otherwise, I see no further advantage of powders. If, however, powders contain more synergistic ingredients than the pills form, prefer the powder form, even at the expense of the inconvenience of mixing the powder.
    Thanks!
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    being on the go all the time also isnt very good when it comes to packing supplements for trips. i find myself having powders at home, at work, and when i go somewhere i have to take it with me. then i have to worry about the temps in the car affecting the powder.

    one that really comes to mind is cell mass vs. neovar. im taking cell mass now, but neovar, come on, the caps are just so perfect. 3 little caps and some water vs. a spoon, cup, mixing, and those of you who take cell mass with me all know that powder permeates the surrounding area and invades your nose and cakes the part of your hand that hits the lip of the container. im looking forward to trying caps next, and some mornings i find myself taking neovar even though im still trying to stick to the bsn stack until it's over.

    there are threads where people are dumping pslin caps into the pre workout drink. would it be a bad thing to pop neovar caps into some water? could we get the faster absorption then, and still carry something more conveniently sized?
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    size-on is definately the best creatine supplements. It's just very expensive to use at 40-50 dollars for a month. Plain creatine monohydrate with waxy maize(or other carbs) works almost as well, but it tastes like crap and can make your stomach upset. Size-on lemonade flavor tastes awesome.
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