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Old 01-01-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default Just got back from GNC. Bought some Mass XXX and Amplified Creatine 189

It was only $53 with my Gold Card!

I have a question. How do you go about taking the Mass XXX? It gives you a huge scooper and it says 1-2 daily. When should I take it also?

The sales rep was there trying to sell me on BioRythm's Kre-Algenine saying it's the best creatine they have?
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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If your trying to save money, the next time you get creatine, get the creatine monohydrate. Nothing but 100% creatine. Other brands throw in other "propitiatory blends" and throw on a high price tag. Take the creatine with apple or grape juice. (nothing acidic but something sweet) which will boost the effectiveness. Cell tech is the biggest rip, they throw in the different creatine forms and a few other vitamins and sell it for 57 regular price for only 20 servings! But if your not on a budget go for it. My $14 dollar creatine monohydrate has 102 servings.
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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Take a half serving of the Mass XXX in your post workout shake. You can also use it whenever you need some extra calories in the day...as a meal replacement or as an extra meal. Take the creatine every day...I don't remember what the box says exactly, but I believe the directions are okay. Like Jmoney said, creatine monohydrate works equally well.

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Maybe I'm just imaging this but it seems like there has been a general turn around in the way people view sups? It seems like more and more even people I don't know are coming in with very down to earth and common sense approaches.

I expect that from Ross but honestly I sort of expect most new members to be blown away by every supplement claim out there but that doesn't seem to be the case as much anymore.

If I'm not imagining this, I have to say, it is really nice to see.

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:54 AM   #5
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Maybe I'm just imaging this but it seems like there has been a general turn around in the way people view sups? It seems like more and more even people I don't know are coming in with very down to earth and common sense approaches.

I expect that from Ross but honestly I sort of expect most new members to be blown away by every supplement claim out there but that doesn't seem to be the case as much anymore.

If I'm not imagining this, I have to say, it is really nice to see.
I feel ya there. when i first started HS hockey, everybody was taking creatine like it was a miracle drink.

I recently bought this creatine and so far i havent seen anything different. just switched because i wanted to try it.
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Old 03-07-2009, 11:56 AM   #6
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Im really curious why everyone feels regular creatine monohydrate is the best creatine on the market. There has been so much research done by many different laboratories, independent sources and many universities that have all proven it not to be. After suffering a major injury and wanting to get back into lifting I started researching every product I took in depth from amino acid stack to proteins. I strongly suggest everyone to do the same especially what ingredeints are being used---mostly fillers and sweetners. Huge eye opener especially if your buying from the big chains. Im always willing to learn more and keep an open mind as well as willing to share what Ive learned over the years.
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Im really curious why everyone feels regular creatine monohydrate is the best creatine on the market. There has been so much research done by many different laboratories, independent sources and many universities that have all proven it not to be.
Let's see this research big man.
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:23 PM   #8
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Let's see this research big man.
First of all, I am only trying to pass on information that may benefit others as it has me. I was under the impression that is what this site was all about without receiving sarcastic remarks. You have no idea who I am or what credentials I carry. Nobody is ever 100% correct and the research results I have found are not set in stone by any means, though they are all consistant.

If you would like to get more information, like I have, all you need to do is google "creatine" and that will get you started on finding the information you seem to be lacking. If you want more in depth research and information, I suggest going to Albion International as I personally found it one of the most interesting studies along with being one of the most respected research laboratories in the world. [No I have no affiliation with them] I will be more than happy to supply you with other links if it is permitted by this site if you get lost.
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This is funny. "Google it" has somehow become a credible response.
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Well.. I PubMed' it. Could only find one article that compared monohydrate to ethyl ester.
" In conclusion, when compared to creatine monohydrate, creatine ethyl ester was not as effective at increasing serum and muscle creatine levels or in improving body composition, muscle mass, strength, and power. Therefore, the improvements in these variables can most likely be attributed to the training protocol itself, rather than the supplementation regimen."

From Spillane et al_2009_The effects of creatine ethyl ester supplementation combined with heavy resistance training on body composition, muscle performance, and serum and muscle creatine levels. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 6: 6.

I didn't want to Google it because I have access to the publication journals and websites, which, in my mind, is more credible.

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