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Old 09-24-2008, 03:20 PM
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Again, calling on the guru's...

I've never done creatine before and have had different things thrown at me...

I know Creatine Monohydrate has been around longer and tested more extensively...

Are creatine pills even worth it?

From what I've read, monohydrate causes more water weight and potential "puffiness," but is it more effective than these accelerator pills? Or are the pills the way to go?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated...
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Powder, hands down. Powder absorbs a lot more quickly in the bloodstream than pills.

There is some water retention with creatine...but from my experience, it is vaguely noticable, and if there actually is any sign, it makes my muscles look more fuller.

Be sure to drink plenty of water while taking creatine, as it is needed to prevent dehydration. This shouldn't be a problem anyway, since any well thought out diet includes adequate water consumption.
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Excellent, that's what I figured...

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Powder, hands down. Powder absorbs a lot more quickly in the bloodstream than pills.

There is some water retention with creatine...but from my experience, it is vaguely noticable, and if there actually is any sign, it makes my muscles look more fuller.

Be sure to drink plenty of water while taking creatine, as it is needed to prevent dehydration. This shouldn't be a problem anyway, since any well thought out diet includes adequate water consumption.
the absorbtion rate is so small you would not notice it. in labs its proven to me a matter of milliseconds in digestion.

also best way to take powder is spoon into the mouth the drink water
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I've heard it's better with juice... Is this true??
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I've heard it's better with juice... Is this true??
a while back studies showed that anything with sugar, dextrose helped increase absorbtion of creatine. but its down to choice
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i have been taking creatine like this before:

gallon of water ( i like to put like a gatorade packet in it or two or five, so its kinda dilluted) and then put 25 grams of creatine in it and drink it through the day...

Its been written all up and down that water basically kills creatine in just a few minutes, but i did it this way and it worked perfectly for me. Just like as if i was spooning it in my mouth (i have done it that way too).

idk worked for me... which i was kinda surprising to me actually...
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I've heard it's better with juice... Is this true??
But not any juice. I read about apple, grape or orange juice, One of them is good with creatine but not all. Maybe someone else knows to add.
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But not any juice. I read about apple, grape or orange juice, One of them is good with creatine but not all. Maybe someone else knows to add.
some believe that juice especially grapefruit can cause faster conversation to creatinine. but this was in flex so i wouldnt hold it as that credible
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hehe, the guy at GNC said white grape juice was good... just my overpriced two cents
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