Thread: Creatine FAQ
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:23 AM
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Creatine monohydrate is semi-lipopholic. This means that it inefficiently uses fat as a transport mechanism. The esterification of substances will increase their lipopholic abilities, and thus esterified creatine will use fat more efficiently to permeate the cell wall and exert its effects upon cellular function than its unesterified creatine monohydrate counterpart.
I take it this means that you should be taking your CEE with some sort of fat to improve uptake. Funny that because of the ester its transport mechanism switches from glucose to fat.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe i've read that full muscle saturation (of monohydrate) occurs at 3g a day. beyond that you are pissing it away, assuming 3g makes it to the cell interior. So that number should hold true for CEE, you would just need to adjust for absorbtion rates.
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