Loading creatine..with a banana?

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  1. Darph Green Belt

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    So I don't want to add a bunch of sugary bullshit to my diet, so i figure if i eat my pre-workout banana and slam some water and creatine at the same time, i'll get the same effect as loading it with OJ.

    Yes?
     
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  2. erco Brown Belt

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    Sigh@Sugary bullshit.
     
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    Wait, so you think a banana has less sugar than a glass of natural OJ?
     
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  4. Darph Green Belt

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    No, but I eat bananas anyways.

    Potassium is needed for muscle use. Lack of potassium causes your muscles to lock up, aka charlie horse.
     
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  5. erco Brown Belt

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    Look, the basic jist that you're assuming is that sugar facillitates creatine absorption. This is debatable, but what isn't is that a banana doesn't produce the proper insulin response for this process.

    You're better off with a sugary + salty bullshit. An electrolyte drink will help transport the creatine more than anything.
     
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    do you need a hug?
     
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    Almost as badly as you need an education.
     
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    I've assumed it was widely accepted that loading creatine and L-carnatine with carbs was the way to get the best absorption. Will you post evidence disputing it?
     
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    I never said it wasn't. But, sodium transport also further aids creatine uptake, hence sugary + salty bullshit. A banana does not cause a sufficient insulin response for optimal creatine uptake. A banana, while healthy, is relatively low GI and will not create the insulin response you're looking for.
     
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    I take my creatine with Kool-aid. Works like a charm.
     
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    A carb/electrolyte drink prior/post workout isn't gonna turn you into a blubbery turd.
     
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    believe it or not, i've read by EAS that it's good to load with Alka Setzler. The sodium bicarbonate helps it bond.
     
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    Or it could the sodium cations the help transport it, being an electrolyte and all.
     
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    I have dislocated my shoulder 3 times in three years when I was using creatine. I also got horrible muscle cramps during and after my workouts while I was on it. I'll never take that stuff again. You may be able to lift a bit more, but all it does is blow your muscles up with a little bit of water weight.
     
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    100% user error. Your dumb ass didn't drink enough water and its also obvious you didn't do a damn bit of research on creatine if all you think it does is "blow your muscles up with water".

    Thank the rest of your kind for the "Caution: Hot Liquid" warning on cups of coffee for me.
     
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    You know, this is why supps (Creatine a lot of the time) get a bad name. If you read for 30 seconds on the net about your side effects you would know you werent drinking enough. Damn, that shit is so annoying.
     
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