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Old 02-16-2011, 08:41 PM
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Look, every single person in this world has about 3.5 grams of creatine per kilogram of muscle. This is because creatine is a natural thing found in foods such as red meats, so when you start taking supplemental creatine you're just increasing the amount of creatine per muscle that you already have. What creatine does is that it bonds with ADP (unusable energy) and turns it into ATP(usable energy), it also draws water to your cells which makes you look bigger .
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:36 AM
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Creatine will add water weight which in turn increases muscle size appearance. If you are trying to get cut I would recommend kre-alkalyn over creatine. It has all the same benefits of creatine without the need to load and there is no bloat with kre-alkalyn.
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:02 AM
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I'm not really sure what your point with this post is. Creatine monohydrate is, without question, one of the most well researched supplements out there, with numerous studies to back up its efficacy. It's not a miracle supplement, but it is effective. All forms of "buffered creatine," on the other hand, are yet unproven.

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Old 04-28-2011, 12:45 PM
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Creatine really isn't near as complicated as everyone makes it...just follow directions on label
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by iron_worker View Post
I don't think creatine will help much for losing fat so I dont' think i would waste my money until you decided to do a real bulk cycle.

I've never taken creatine however so maybe someone else will chime in.

I once read that creatine will decrease fat burning. Sorry don't know where I read this
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:52 AM
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Doses of pure creatine monohydrate typically cited in the scientific literature range from between 2 and 25 grams per day for an average framed male (70 kilograms/154 pounds).

More isnít necessarily better. The actual amount of creatine monohydrate taken in a single day should never exceed more than ten-times your normal daily turnover of creatine. Creatine turnover is a function of total muscle mass and for an average sized male is rougemy 2 grams per day. Therefore, an average sized male (70 kilograms / 154 pounds) should never take more than 20 grams per day!
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:45 PM
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studies show 2-5 grams is all that is needed; this is of creatine monohydrate. Other creatines are essentially creatine with a different delivery system. ex kre-alkalyne= creatine & baking soda, creatine malate= creatine & malic acid. These are to aid in delivery so that the need for a carrier is fulfilled. Sugar is conventionallly packaged w/ monohydrates but protein is I believe 95% effective at aiding creatine absorbsion.
Creatine increases ATP your body's currency for cellular energy; take some before workout and get a better work out, take it after and recover better.

Generally supplements are absorbed better post workout especially when aided with proteins due to increased protein synthesis, so if anything take it post workout. For best results take ~2grams before and 3 or so after.
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