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    Creatine Question

    So I recently purchased optimum nutrition micronized creatine and I have started the loading phase 3 days ago doing 5g morning/pre/post/ before bed. I'm going to do that for 5 days then just do 5g pre and then another 5 post. To my main point though I think we can all agree mixing creatine mono can be a real bitch. I usually mix it with 3oz of water, give it a 5 second stir and down it before any powder settles back down at the bottom. Now is this ok to do or do you need to dissolve it first completely in water? And even though I didn't dissolve it in water at least I got it into my stomach and I down about 10oz after that too. Shouldn't it mix in my stomach or will fully dissolving it before help it reach all your muscles faster?

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    I think you are somehow overthinking this? I put 5 grams in my shaker cup, shake it for a few moments (remember to put the cap on the lid of the shaker cup!!), and I don't worry about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    I think you are somehow overthinking this? I put 5 grams in my shaker cup, shake it for a few moments (remember to put the cap on the lid of the shaker cup!!), and I don't worry about it.
    Words of wisdom there!

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    Perfecto gentleman. Thank you. Just one thing I stumbled on and couldn't get a answer to is dont take creatine with caffeine. Now I don't drink soda or coffee but I do take this pre workout called acid. Any interference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alann314 View Post
    Perfecto gentleman. Thank you. Just one thing I stumbled on and couldn't get a answer to is dont take creatine with caffeine. Now I don't drink soda or coffee but I do take this pre workout called acid. Any interference?
    no.. should be fine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alann314 View Post
    Perfecto gentleman. Thank you. Just one thing I stumbled on and couldn't get a answer to is dont take creatine with caffeine. Now I don't drink soda or coffee but I do take this pre workout called acid. Any interference?
    I really wanted to make a smart comment about your pre work out but can't talk like that around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdos900 View Post
    I really wanted to make a smart comment about your pre work out but can't talk like that around here.
    Go ahead I don't get butthurt

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    No rec drug talk think about it....

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    If i'm eating yogurt I just mix my 5g of creatine powder in with that. Works for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alann314 View Post
    So I recently purchased optimum nutrition micronized creatine and I have started the loading phase 3 days ago doing 5g morning/pre/post/ before bed. I'm going to do that for 5 days then just do 5g pre and then another 5 post. To my main point though I think we can all agree mixing creatine mono can be a real bitch. I usually mix it with 3oz of water, give it a 5 second stir and down it before any powder settles back down at the bottom. Now is this ok to do or do you need to dissolve it first completely in water? And even though I didn't dissolve it in water at least I got it into my stomach and I down about 10oz after that too. Shouldn't it mix in my stomach or will fully dissolving it before help it reach all your muscles faster?

    If I can find the time and post the article. I have a good read for you.
    BUT in the meantime,,,mix your creatine in a warm drink like tea or coffee
    it will totally disolve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alann314 View Post
    So I recently purchased optimum nutrition micronized creatine and I have started the loading phase 3 days ago doing 5g morning/pre/post/ before bed. I'm going to do that for 5 days then just do 5g pre and then another 5 post. To my main point though I think we can all agree mixing creatine mono can be a real bitch. I usually mix it with 3oz of water, give it a 5 second stir and down it before any powder settles back down at the bottom. Now is this ok to do or do you need to dissolve it first completely in water? And even though I didn't dissolve it in water at least I got it into my stomach and I down about 10oz after that too. Shouldn't it mix in my stomach or will fully dissolving it before help it reach all your muscles faster?
    You don't even have to mix creatine with anything. If you'd like, you can just take a scoop straight to your mouth and down it with some water. Also if you read the "Creatine FAQ" thread (http://forums.steroid.com/supplement...atine-faq.html), you will see that the loading phase is essentially pointless.

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    Hmm. I alwaYs put my creatine in my workout water. Like. One if my prep things like taking l.citrulline. i alsi have a coffee pre workout tho as i train so intensly i sweat like ive done a marathon. No exaggeration. Serious. Havent noticed any.hinderance with caffeine i believe i get a better workout combining those three elements. n i keep toppinf up my water at the gym. Shaking it.regularly. small.lumps dont bother me one bit tbh. Tasteless so... but i suppose looking on the research its a good way to do.it. i just figured id be replenishing as i use it. ;-)

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    Thanks for the input gentleman! I read up on it a lot and searched it up. I know they say loading is useless but whatever I was already on day 3 so why not just finish it up. I take it now pre then post workout 5g before and after and it really helps with that extra push in the gym and recovery.

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    I take creatine capsules now and have them with a mouthful of water but when I had the powdered stuff, I just put it in my pre and post workout shakes.

    The whole "loading phase" that they put on the side of creatine containers I think is a crock to just make you get through your first batch quicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagg View Post
    I take creatine capsules now and have them with a mouthful of water but when I had the powdered stuff, I just put it in my pre and post workout shakes.

    The whole "loading phase" that they put on the side of creatine containers I think is a crock to just make you get through your first batch quicker.
    Yeah, the thread I mentioned earlier in this thread explains the difference between creatine levels from people who loaded and those who didn't. There was very little difference, so save your money and don't load. Granted, it wasn't a scientific study so...
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    I just put 5 mg powder in my mouth and wash it down with water Post WO. Done!

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    I add 5g to my post w shake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probuild42
    I just put 5 mg powder in my mouth and wash it down with water Post WO. Done!
    5mg? Thats not a lot buddy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaspaco View Post
    5mg? Thats not a lot buddy!!!
    sorry my bad! G. I keep a teaspoon in the container. 1 heaping (not mountain) teaspoon 5g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probuild42

    sorry my bad! G. I keep a teaspoon in the container. 1 heaping (not mountain) teaspoon 5g.
    Just playing bro!

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    Has anyone else read Will Brink’s creatine report?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdos900 View Post
    No rec drug talk think about it....
    Lol. I was.thinking the same thing. Purple cool-aid. Nuff said. Never heard of that before working out though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerspawn View Post
    Has anyone else read Will Brink’s creatine report?
    Link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Java Man View Post
    Link?
    The creatine report is a book.

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    Haha I should of clarified earlier but the pre workout is called acids pre by reaction nutrition. Pretty good stuff, I like it.

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