Creatine users out there?

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  1. SAMURAI SPIRIT Blue Belt

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    Wondering how many of you use creatine?

    Q.1 - Those of you who use pure creatine monohydrate, what do you mix it with? Water? Grape juice? Protein shake?

    Q.2 - Those of you who use creatine pre-mixes like Cell-Mass, Cell-tech, Size on etc, have you noticed any benefits over regular creatine? Have you even tried regular creatine to compare with the pre-mixes?

    Thanks.
     
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    1. Either water or dextrose (powdered gatorade) helps absorb better vs any other carb.

    2. Any standard creatine monohydrate works just the same as any other. Only difference is if its loaded with stimulants and bcaas which arent necessary.
     
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  3. MysticCam Purple Belt

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    I put it in my protein shakes
     
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    First 5 days use 5 grams 4 times a day

    from day 6 on use 5 grams once a day

    I usually mix it with water
     
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  5. ShoelessRye Silver Belt

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    Gotta completely dissolve mine in hot water - hopefully that isn't destroying it or anything, but otherwise drinking it in cold water where it's grainy/granular in your mouth - it makes me very gassy.
     
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    Also Creatine Ethyl Ester is NASTY ass stuff. If you want to go that way get the capsules.
     
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  8. Midnighter Black Belt

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    Gatorade
     
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  9. UL NOW IS YELLOW

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    Creapure creatine

    Scoop it
    Pour it into my mouth and then drink water/grape juice

    Do people still do all that loading/maintenance stuff ?

    So many people saying it doesn't make a difference and blah blah

    I'd still do it the loading for 5 days
    Gives you a boost psychologically
     
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    And just get the standard creapure creatine

    Not the $50 overpriced one

    How much water do you plan to drink OP?
     
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    I haven't used it since 2014, no idea why I stopped (maybe because I was consuming way too much alcohol) but Cellmass was my personal favorite, and I've gained around 30 lbs of blubber since I stopped using it.

    Just dumped it water, mixed it up, good to go.
     
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    Yep +1 user here -Optimum Nutrition, unflavored 2kg and mix it with protein shake.
     
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  13. SAMURAI SPIRIT Blue Belt

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    Why do you believe you gained "blubber" after stopping cell mass? Do you think Cell Mass was burning body fat?

    Juts curious.
     
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    I use monohydrate, and I make sure it's Creapure. I don't want any other ingredients. I mix with water.

    I've tried Creatine Pryuvate, tastes like barf, doesn't seem any more effective.
     
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    I don't know, But I think it was helping to keep off excess body fat.
     
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    It wasn't.
     
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    is it true that Creatine creates a type of sludge that settles in the stomach and contributes to stomach protrusion?
     
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    Well yes and no.

    If you try to dissolve creatine in a glass of water some of it always sits at the bottom. This is because creatine needs a lot of water to be dissolved. In order to fully dissolve 5 grams of monohydrate which is the recommended dose, the quantity of water that is needed is pretty JERRY CANNISH. This is why it is recommended that you try to dissolve it as much as you can and then try to drink as much water afterwards.

    I have found that with monohydrate, the more water I drink the better it works and the less stomach / gas issues I get. Also ... using micronized creatine makes sense since it gets dissolved in lesser fluid and absorption is better.

    I
     
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    thank you for the response.

    what do you mean by micronized creatine?

    is this a good one do you think?
     
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    Yes
     
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