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Old 08-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Creatine & Beta Alanine Question

So I have been taking both of these for a while. I am going out of town for Labor Day weekend and dont want to travel with powder (I dont need any hold ups at security), how detrimental will it be if I dont take them for 2 days?? I leave Fri so I can take them then and I come back Mon, so Sat & Sun I'd skip it. Any input?
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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Re: Creatine & Beta Alanine Question

Unlikely that you will even notice a difference.


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Old 08-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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Re: Creatine & Beta Alanine Question

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So I have been taking both of these for a while. I am going out of town for Labor Day weekend and dont want to travel with powder (I dont need any hold ups at security), how detrimental will it be if I dont take them for 2 days?? I leave Fri so I can take them then and I come back Mon, so Sat & Sun I'd skip it. Any input?
is this a serious post?

it will be completely detrimental. all your gains will be lost. you will probably gain 10lbs of fat and lose 50lbs off your squat. and when you start taking them again they won't work at all.

seriously man, lighten up. enjoy your two days.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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it will be completely detrimental. all your gains will be lost. you will probably gain 10lbs of fat and lose 50lbs off your squat. and when you start taking them again they won't work at all.

seriously man, lighten up. enjoy your two days.
Let it be noted that -- for once -- I was not the first sarcastic, smart-alecky responder. Andrew got that honor this time.

However, also let it be noted that my response was originally written as "Don't do it. You will lose a limb."

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Old 08-27-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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Re: Creatine & Beta Alanine Question

Alright "funny" guys. Question is more on needing to take it everyday. Obviously I know its not going to affect gains, strength, etc. I'm wondering if when I start back up I need to up my dosage or anything of that nature? Or just skip the two days and then start back up in the normal routine?
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #6
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Alright "funny" guys. Question is more on needing to take it everyday. Obviously I know its not going to affect gains, strength, etc. I'm wondering if when I start back up I need to up my dosage or anything of that nature? Or just skip the two days and then start back up in the normal routine?
I've got a better question for you, how does your diet look?

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Old 08-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #7
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Re: Creatine & Beta Alanine Question

My diets good, which is why I added the supplements. I eat clean, not quite paleo (I have protein shakes, dairy, drinks on the weekend!, etc). But overall clean, I try to avoid processed foods....eat lean meats, lots of veggies, little starch....you know the drill
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Or just skip the two days and then start back up in the normal routine?
That.

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:33 PM   #9
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Re: Creatine & Beta Alanine Question

You will be ok, both supplements work due to some sort of concentration increase in your body. Not going to get into the science because that wasnt the question. But your increased concentration of creatine and carnosine are not going to go back to baseline by missing it for 2 days. But honestly you would be fine bringing through security. I've brought white powdered supplements through security plenty of times without a problem or even a question.
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You will be ok, both supplements work due to some sort of concentration increase in your body. Not going to get into the science because that wasnt the question. But your increased concentration of creatine and carnosine are not going to go back to baseline by missing it for 2 days. But honestly you would be fine bringing through security. I've brought white powdered supplements through security plenty of times without a problem or even a question.
just put them in a ziploc bag labeled "not cocaine" and TSA will send you on your way hassle free
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