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    I had stopped taking creatine for months until reading this thread...it usually messes up my stomach, just taking 5g...I'm going to monitor my other supplements and give it another try

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    When it comes to creating , Monohydrate is the best !!!
    I am just curious about the new HCL creatine...anyone have more info on that one ? is it better ?

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    If you get a lot of bloating and GI issues, try a higher quality monohydrate that contains creapure. It's pharmaceutical grade creatine. I've had better results with it over GNC's generic crap.

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    GNC is double , sometimes triple over priced.... I never buy from them. There are lots of sites to order from online you might wait 3-4 days maybe a week but it is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smile View Post
    GNC is double , sometimes triple over priced.... I never buy from them. There are lots of sites to order from online you might wait 3-4 days maybe a week but it is worth it.
    Yeah this was a long time a go and i wanted it NOW. I think i bought it like 7+ years ago. I just gave it to my barber as a freebie the other day. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by black beard View Post
    yeah this was a long time a go and i wanted it now. I think i bought it like 7+ years ago. I just gave it to my barber as a freebie the other day. Lol
    lol !

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    I love every thread I come to has some straight up no BS answers. This forum>bb.com anyday.

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    Even though this was posted almost 5 years ago this sticky was extremely helpful to me. I've been taking Albion magnesium creatine chelate capsules for the past two months and now I realize that it's really no more beneficial to me than the basic micronized creatine powder. This shit is like $60 a bottle (1 month), wtf. Supplement companies are taking huge advantage of people (like me) who don't know the difference between fact and hype! Thank you IM708.

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    Personally I don't like to take Creatine frequently cuz I get hairloss although it's not inheritable in my family. However I'd rather to take unflavored Monohydrate and mix it with grape or apple juice immediately after my workout. The expensive HCI thing is more appropriate for preworkout and you can find it almost in all energy booster sups.

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    what is your guys opninon on going 5 grams pre workout and 5 grams post workout. iv found this works really well for me and reading from other articles seems to be optimum for muscle and performance gains

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    I always use 5 grams pre & post workout. On off days I just take one 5 gram serving. Seems to work well for me.

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    Awesome Thread Bro

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    Very Good read thank you !
    I read one article a few months back... the guy was saying to take 15g pre & 15g post workout I was really doubtfull !
    5 to 10 looks to be the perfect combo !

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    Anybody out of curiosity is or was using Universal - Creatine "Creapure" , they say its micronized creatine monohydrate, but Its very insoluble so I usually put it in hot-boiling water or in my tea... anybody can say something about this particular brand?

    Thanks

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    I feel like an idiot, for the last month i've been using my 1/4 teaspoon measure thinking it was 1 teaspoon, so i've basically been getting in only 1g of creatine a day. lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneMuscle View Post
    Anybody out of curiosity is or was using Universal - Creatine "Creapure" , they say its micronized creatine monohydrate, but Its very insoluble so I usually put it in hot-boiling water or in my tea... anybody can say something about this particular brand?

    Thanks
    I've used that and had the same problem, seemed very grainy and hot water only seemed to help a little bit.


    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercrank View Post
    I feel like an idiot, for the last month i've been using my 1/4 teaspoon measure thinking it was 1 teaspoon, so i've basically been getting in only 1g of creatine a day. lmao
    Might want to double check your other measuring devices as well

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    what are your thoughts on con-cret?

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    Also, thanks you sold me on CM.

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    Good tread with info, thanks!

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    Great Thread! Was about to start loading all my creatine haha! Im sorry i'm an amatuer but just to check i just got some creatine from 'MyProtein' its called 'creatine monohydrate' is this the stuff you are reffering to? it just doesnt say it's 'granulated'. unsure because it was also quite cheap.. THANKS

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    What about creatine hcl.?

    5 grams of that?

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    I've been using Creatine HCL for awhile now. From what I've read it's easier to absorb than CM but I think that's debatable. It is said with the easier absorbtion you do not need as much. Apparently 5g a day is enough. I usually do 3g pre 3g post. With the HCL it creates a sour taste when drinking. I like sour but can be a little much. CHCL is more expensive though. Not much, I get it for around .03-.05 cents a gram. CM is probably .01 a gram
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    creatine monohydrate is stable and cheap.
    If any other type of Creatine is to have any merit it has to be because the other ingredient it contains also does something good IMO.

    So CEE? No, ethanol is better to find elsewhere.
    Kre alkalyn? No, baking soda is cheaper in bulk, and of questionable benefit.
    Tri Creatine malate? Malic acid is better ingested by eating an apple.
    Creatine mg chelate? Probably not cost effective, but
    Magnesium is always nice.

    Just remember folks,
    Creatine is STABLE.
    I'm not dismissing that there might be a form of Creatine with added benefit,
    but I haven't seen a study I believed about it.
    And if it is to have any added benefit,
    absorption isn't it.
    Maybe it you bonded Creatine to methandrostenolone you'd get some awesome shit, but it really would be caused by any increase in Creatine absorption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocToxin8 View Post
    creatine monohydrate is stable and cheap.
    If any other type of Creatine is to have any merit it has to be because the other ingredient it contains also does something good IMO.

    So CEE? No, ethanol is better to find elsewhere.
    Kre alkalyn? No, baking soda is cheaper in bulk, and of questionable benefit.
    Tri Creatine malate? Malic acid is better ingested by eating an apple.
    Creatine mg chelate? Probably not cost effective, but
    Magnesium is always nice.

    Just remember folks,
    Creatine is STABLE.
    I'm not dismissing that there might be a form of Creatine with added benefit,
    but I haven't seen a study I believed about it.
    And if it is to have any added benefit,
    absorption isn't it.
    Maybe it you bonded Creatine to methandrostenolone you'd get some awesome shit, but it really would be caused by any increase in Creatine absorption.
    Agreed,


    I tend to gravitate towards CM since it has been studied intensively for 20 plus years now. We know a lot about it, how effective it is, possible side effects, proper dosages and so on.
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    I use purple k no bloat or water retention

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    no caffeine with creatine? most pre workouts mix both.

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    The caffeine creatine combo being bad isn't that well documented.
    I have trouble believing that caffeine would prevent all the creatine from getting absorbed. I don't know if there's more than one study that points to this either.

    So I wouldn't care about it right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocToxin8 View Post
    The caffeine creatine combo being bad isn't that well documented.
    I have trouble believing that caffeine would prevent all the creatine from getting absorbed. I don't know if there's more than one study that points to this either.

    So I wouldn't care about it right now.
    I've never read of any connection. They work on completely different mechanisms anyway so I can't conceptually see how one effects the other. Most pre workouts have some form of Creatine in them anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuscleScience View Post
    I've never read of any connection. They work on completely different mechanisms anyway so I can't conceptually see how one effects the other. Most pre workouts have some form of Creatine in them anyway.
    I think there's one small pilot study on it,
    and nobody's read the whole study, just the abstract,
    so I'm willing to bet there's some methodological error somewhere.

    If creatine mg chelate was cheap, I might have gone with that cause you always need magnesium. But it isn't cheap, so better to do CM and then supp Mg on the side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocToxin8 View Post
    I think there's one small pilot study on it,
    and nobody's read the whole study, just the abstract,
    so I'm willing to bet there's some methodological error somewhere.

    If creatine mg chelate was cheap, I might have gone with that cause you always need magnesium. But it isn't cheap, so better to do CM and then supp Mg on the side.
    I agree with that completely. CM is so intensely studied to, you know exactly what to expect by taking it. If someone was really worried about it getting to the muscles effectively, then just take it with gatoraid and boom. There is your intra cellular transport mechanism lol.
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    How about water retention? I have read elsewhere that creatine retains water in the muscle to creatine does not add any excess water in blind studies. Essentially, could a cut be hampered by creatine's water retention effect?

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    Awesome stuff. I got a kilo of it for super cheap.

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    Can I still take creatine if I do a test cycle?

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