View Full Version : Kre-Alkayln vs. Creatine Mono
01-21-2007, 11:44 PM
Which of these work better?
If this has already been answer plz just post the link to the thread. I couldnt find it.
Stick with the monohydrate. Marketers try to sell Kre-Alkalyn by trying to play on monohydrate's "drawbacks"; they'll tell you that cycling/loading is not required. However, you're not required to load or cycle monohydrate. Though without a loading cycle it takes a few more weeks for cells to become saturated with creatine phosphate (CP). C-Monohydrate has been out for years and in that time there have been many products released that try to advertise themselves in this same manner. They don't last very long on the market though.
Study up on the Kreb cycle and the ATP-CP system. Just knowing the process of how things are going down at a cellular level should help boost monohydrate's validity in your mind.
Here's a slightly older Kre-Alkalyn thread:
http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/forum/sho...rue#Post1216084 (http://www.abcbodybuilding.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=Supplements&Number=121608 4&Searchpage=1&Main=1215899&Words=alkalyn&topic=&S earch=true#Post1216084)
Hey Nick, what about taking the sugar with the mono for absorption?
It's actually the insulin response that helps shove the monohydrate into the cells. It's not really necessary, but, I still do it. Here's my thinking...
When I wakeup my body is catabolic and starving for some nurishment. Immediately after waking up I down one scoop of whey with 20 grams of dextrose/maltodextrin and 5 grams of creatine. This knocks my body out of a catabolic state and I threw the creatine in because the insulin is already there, why not?
The other time I take creatine is post-workout. There's a huge spike here, why not utilize it?
If you're taking the creatine at any other time I wouldn't bother spiking though.
So its not necessary to "spike" it? Rather then maybe morning and post workout? Well PWO you spike anyways with Malto and Dextrose so are those enough for the creatine?
No it's not neccesary. But if you've already got it there, use it! /forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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