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Old 06-13-2005, 10:12 AM   #11
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I've read all the science on creatine myself, but I gotta go with how my body personally reacts to it.

I can take 5 g's and it works, but if I take 10 or more per serving, I definately see more benifit. Particularly if I'm off of it for awhile. I like to take about 7-9 gm's per serving, usually twice a day. Once in the morning and once after I work out. Sometimes I'll take some before I work out. I'm constantly changing the way I take it to see whats best. I've been trying something different in the past two weeks.

I've been going 2 days on, one day off, two days on, one day off with my creatine, but I've been uping the dosage to 10 grams. I've gotta say, it's working awesome!!! It's like my loading stage, only ALL THE TIME!

So far so good, I'll keep posting how it goes.

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Why are u doing the 2 day on 1 day off thing? Since creatine got a long ass half life it will work, but all I am saying is that u will get more benefits doing it everyday. For the past two years, I have been on, no side effects.
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Hey apoc,

I'm just experimenting around to see if there is a better way to use it. I've found some wacky things over the past years that have worked for me and not for my friends so...it never hurts to try.

Like you said, it has a decent half life (Does anybody know how long creatine will stay in your body after you stop usage? I mean the supplement type, not the natural stuff of course) and so far...it seems that by taking it on and then off for a day, it feels like I'm loading all the time. I feel very strong and swollen. It's only been a short period of time, and it may all fall to shit, I don't know, but so far...so good! I just added some weight to my bench press two days ago, and I thought I had stagnated.

I'm not however, recommending anybody necessarily try it this way, it's hardly proven. I'm just messing around with it. It seems to me, that if I take my L-Glutamine daily and my creatine with a day off here and there, I'm getting better results so far.

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Old 06-15-2005, 12:54 AM   #14
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Here is a quote something that I read from one of my favorite authors, that might be relevent to ur question raven.
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The most common argument against creatine supplementation is that it has a low bioavailability. First, it is argued that creatine is unstable in solution, and particularly in acid, so only a small amount survives the gastrointestinal tract. This isn't true - "unstable" is a relative term, and the degradation half-life (the time it takes for 50% of the creatine to degrade) in the GI tract can still be expected to be in the range of a week to a few months. The authors of what is perhaps the most extensive review of the pharmacokinetics of creatine to date estimate that about 2% of a 5 gram dose would be converted to creatinine (the inactive creatine byproduct) in one hour in the conditions of the GI tract, so "the conversion of creatine to creatinine in the GI tract is probably minimal regardless of transit time" [1].
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Hey man,

Thanks for the information. That pretty much answered my question.



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