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Old 12-02-2011, 01:24 PM   #1
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Creatine Question

I've decided to give creatine a shot for about a month. My understanding is that a 5g dose a day is generally prescribed. Should I supplement it every day or only on workout days? Also, a month is long enough to see results if they're going to happen, right?
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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You need to take it every day
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:09 AM   #3
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That's what I assumed, but I thought I might be able to save a little money. Thanks, Luke.
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Re: Creatine Question

Yeah you'd save a little money but it would be at the expense of effectiveness. From what I understand the "loading phase" stuff some brands recommend is marketing garbage, but you want a steady level of intake even on non-training days. Creatine is pretty cheap, I've gotten 1kg (or 200x5g servings) for around $20 before, so it's not too pricey to take every day.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:10 PM   #5
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That's what I assumed, but I thought I might be able to save a little money. Thanks, Luke.
At Large Nutrition has their creatine for $15.95 and you get 100 servings, pretty cheap at only 16 cents per serving.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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Wow, that is super cheap. I understand Chris supplies quality product, so I'll definitely look into that after I finish my tub of cheap (in terms of quality) stuff.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:31 AM   #7
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Wow, that is super cheap. I understand Chris supplies quality product, so I'll definitely look into that after I finish my tub of cheap (in terms of quality) stuff.
just a heads up, Results is what I've seen advertised most around here and it's $50/30 servings (although it's more than just creatine) though they do have your 'standard' creatine (only monohydrate) which is $16/100 servings. I haven't tried anything from atlarge but I've done enough homework to know I'll be buying from them the next time I need to restock.

Also, while talking about creatine, what's the latest word on cycling? All I've heard is there isn't enough evidence against cycling. And are the main pro-cycling arguments based on the theory that I need to make sure my body can still produce enough of it naturally after supplementing for a while?
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yea, take 5g everyday. even on non workout days.
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Also, a month is long enough to see results if they're going to happen, right?
How can you tell?
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just a heads up, Results is what I've seen advertised most around here and it's $50/30 servings (although it's more than just creatine) though they do have your 'standard' creatine (only monohydrate) which is $16/100 servings. I haven't tried anything from atlarge but I've done enough homework to know I'll be buying from them the next time I need to restock.

Also, while talking about creatine, what's the latest word on cycling? All I've heard is there isn't enough evidence against cycling. And are the main pro-cycling arguments based on the theory that I need to make sure my body can still produce enough of it naturally after supplementing for a while?
No need to cycle, that was something often brought up when creatine became popular but it is just a myth.
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