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john smith 03-04-2010 08:56 PM

Creatine
 
For those doing a combination of strength and metcons (i.e. CFF), what kind of creatine do you take? Just pure creatine or a Pre WO supp that includes creatine and other things? Also, which brands of pure creatine do you recommend?

Brandon Oto 03-04-2010 09:07 PM

Waaaait......

is "no creatine" not an option here?

Garrett Smith 03-04-2010 09:29 PM

Good old plain creatine monohydrate powder. Micronized mixes better.

I don't do "metcons". I do strength training.

daniel doiron 03-31-2011 05:45 PM

Waking up an old Creatine thread
 
I dropped by a store to pick up monohydrate creatine and noticed on the back it stated to not take with caffeinated products.

My question is why?

Also wondering about timing. If I am say, having a coffee from 8:30am to 9:30am, then having breakfast at 10-10:30am and working out at 12:00noon, when should I be taking my creatine? Should it even be after the workout with my lunch at 1:15pm?

Darryl Shaw 04-01-2011 04:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by daniel doiron (Post 88673)
I dropped by a store to pick up monohydrate creatine and noticed on the back it stated to not take with caffeinated products.

My question is why?


Also wondering about timing. If I am say, having a coffee from 8:30am to 9:30am, then having breakfast at 10-10:30am and working out at 12:00noon, when should I be taking my creatine? Should it even be after the workout with my lunch at 1:15pm?

Creatine + caffeine can increase the risk of dehydration and may increase the risk of stroke.

International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: creatine supplementation and exercise.

MedlinePlus - Creatine.

UMM.edu - Creatine.

UMM.edu - Possible Interactions with: Creatine.

Steven Low 04-01-2011 11:02 AM

Basically, don't take any substances that may dehydrate you with diuretics...

daniel doiron 04-02-2011 03:18 AM

So caffeine won't inhibite creatine nor it's effects.
Basically, caffeine is a diaretic and creatine will be competing to get that water from you.

What if I only take a few, say up to 2 gr per day? This should not have much water retention, but some effect on performance, right? Is 2 gr even worth it?

Should creatine be take prior or after a workout...or does it matter? How long before or after training?


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