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MAXIMIZING creatine absorption!

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by supersudo, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. supersudo

    supersudo Purple Belt

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    hey, from what i know about creatine.. it turns to creatinine (a toxic by-product) pretty fast in water... and upping ur blood sugar helps u absorb it more quickly and efficiently... with that said, Most weight gain formulas have creatine in it i've seen, and i've also found some products like

    EAS's Phosphagen
    http://www.vitacost.com/EASPhosphagenHP-FruitPunch

    and

    ON's pre-load creatine complex
    http://www.vitacost.com/OptimumNutritionPreLoadCreatineComplex

    that is just creatine and sugar/dextrose + electrolytes...


    my question is:
    what would u guys think if u were to take something like EAS's phosphagen immediately post-workout... and then take ur (creatine-free) protein (or weight-gain) powder like 20min. afterwards? would that be a more efficient way of maximizing your creatine uptake than taking a powder with added creatine?..

    bcuz i would think that creatine in a powder would take a while longer to absorb since ur body has to digest all the other crap in the powder.. right?

    [edit: changed the title to make it more interesting :wink: ]
     
  2. supersudo

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    not all at once ppl! one at a time please!.. :rolleyes:



    feel free to add what u think maximizes creatine absorption as well.. but be sure to state ur logic! :wink:
     
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    i'm guessing everyone tried to respond at the same time that none of the posts made it through, except mine.
    -Jon
     
  4. most of the time i would say creatine right after workout, then wait about 30 mins after taking creatine before eating/shake.
     

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