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    Exclamation Do you HAVE to load up on creatine?

    do ou have to go throug the loading phase?

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    I read about a study that said no. It had 2 goups. One loaded and one did not. At the end of 1 month, they were at the same levels. Loading will make it happen faster, but the end result is the same.

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    i think loading is a waste,.... not like creatine in real expensive but still, a waste!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by will86
    do ou have to go throug the loading phase?

    No.....total waste IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by FmRommel
    No.....total waste IMO

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    I believe you dont have to cycle either....

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    no loading, no cycles, anything else?

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    Its weird cause the only time I gain any weight is loading. I think I might experiment with 10 grams a day when my shipment comes in. I probably would be the same at the end if I loaded or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THORSZ
    I read about a study that said no. It had 2 goups. One loaded and one did not. At the end of 1 month, they were at the same levels. Loading will make it happen faster, but the end result is the same.
    Like you said, whether you load or not you will have the same CP levels after 30 days. Loading group will probably yield a faster saturation, but after 30 days - either way works...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lloyd_cannon
    Its weird cause the only time I gain any weight is loading. I think I might experiment with 10 grams a day when my shipment comes in. I probably would be the same at the end if I loaded or not.
    You might have a problem with absorbtion... I think the statistics are that 10 percent of users will be nonresponders to supplemental Creatine. One way to help your body absorb it without breaking it down into a useless form in your stomach is to pop a few alka seltzers (sodium bicarbonate) with it to neutralize an acidic stomach that builds up from diet and stress... also pound lots of water.

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