Does it really do something to your muscles or is it just bloat? I have low BF and I don't want a bloated face, nor acne so is it worth it or should I look for something else? I'm kinda looking for something to help with strenght and muscle pumps.
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the whole "bloating" issue has been exaggerated. I've never bloated at all from CM. If you are looking for something to help with strength, Creatine will suit you fine.
I am noticeably larger and slightly less defined on creatine mono. I tend to retain at least 10lbs of water weight. I have notices with Neovar (which contains CEE) and also in the past with Tricreatine Malate, that I retain less water. The jury is still out for me on which is the most effective for strength gains though. I guess my point is that if you don't want to retrain a bunch of water, then CEE or perhaps Creatine Malate (I have not tried citrate) might be options to look into.
My opinion is that CEE is not effective at all. There are some studies that back this up too.
But everyone has their own opinions on the subject and that's cool.
never had a problem with creatine mono... it is a staple for me.
I've had uncomfortable experiences with Creatine Monohydrate before. It gave me a lot of gas and I felt terribly bloated. But, I've been looking into a particular brand of CM called 'CreaPure.' It's 99% pure and imported from Germany. Their CM is supposed to prevent any bloating, gas, etc. I'd say give that a shot, but definitely try Creatine Ethyl Ester. I've had nothing but great experiences with CEE. I love it. Get yourself some Green Bulge, Ragnarok, or NeoVar.
When Im real lean i dont notice it much though just feel it a little in the skin. In the weight room its awsome when lean/cutting. Pumps you up and gives some great strength gain.
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I think a lot of people mistake the stomach irritation felt with older creatine for "bloating."
I get no such irritation with Creapure.
Just grab yourself a tub of micronized creatine monoydrate. 500 grams is like 5-8 bucks, and try it out. Mono is a staple for me, has been for years. I've never tried any of the others, only because mono is so cheap. A kilo of mono lasts months, I just can't see spending 20-30 bucks a month on something that may or may not work just a little better. I've never experienced 'bloat' as far as I know. I'm not sure if I'd notice if I did. About the only discomfort I've felt is once in a while(verrrry rarely) is I feel kind of gassy after my post workout shake(Surge, I've just got a ton sitting around. Love the taste, I swear the stuff is addictive.) which I take with about 5 grams. Lasts maybe 20 min. But that probably isn't even from the creatine.
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I've used AST's Micronized Creatine forever. Its actually the only brand of CM I've used so its the only one I can vouch for.
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Anybody use nutrex vitagro CGL? any reviews if you have?
Thanks for the advice guys, I'll try creapure or similar micronized CM for now.
BTW what's your thoughts about the loading phase? I've heard someone saying it's best to avoid it but I don't have a clue..