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Old 03-09-2005, 06:58 AM
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I'm not sure what to go with, I need to buy some sort of creatine supplement, I just used swole v2 and wasnt happy with it. Not sure if I should get Xpand or No-Explode or something else? Any recommendations
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Old 03-09-2005, 07:10 AM
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right now I'm using Xtend, and adding in my own Creatine Ethyl Ester HCl and some extra Citruline Malate. I love this stuff, the pumps are great, and my recovery time is down also.
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If swole didn't work for you, look at the ingredients. See what it has and try products that doesn't use them. I would first try regular creatine mono. It has the highest success rate. If that doesn't work, start trying the different blends/kinds of creatine. (ie. dicreatine, tricreatine malate, cee, kryalkalin, ect.) At least with regular creatine if it doesn't work for you, it's the cheapest.
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thanks, I had actually started with plain old mono and it didnt work so I tried swole, didnt really work that great....so i'm looking around, maybe something with CEE in it
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thanks, I had actually started with plain old mono and it didnt work so I tried swole, didnt really work that great....so i'm looking around, maybe something with CEE in it
How did you take it?
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just mixed in water or with some juice
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just mixed in water or with some juice
Of course it didn't work for you!! That's not how you take creatine in the first place. For creatine to even work, it needs to be transported to your muscles. Bet you never did a loading phase either...

For creatine to be utilized, it is best to take it with:
1. Dextrose
2. Maltodextrin (carbs)
3. Alpha lipoic acid helps

If you don't have a weightgainer, I'd suggest mixing it with a large glass of grape juice. It has plenty of dextrose to help transport. I drink 5 grams with Optimum Nutrition's Glycoload (it has 50% dextrose, 50% malto) preworkout. After I workout, I mix 5 grams in with my weightgainer shake N-Large-2. (80 grams of carbs)

Go buy some more ($11) and try out taking 5 grams preworkout in a large cup of grape juice as well as another 5 grams postworkout. During your loading phase, take 5 grams 4 times a day for 5 or so days.
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If you want to save money try 6-Star Hardcore Creatine from Walmart
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Wow, I can't believe I recommended a loading phase for creatine LMAO!!
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