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Old 12-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #21
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Re: Creatine Question

Question one is what kind of creatine, so many different out there, even mono, chinese and german versions, etc....

Really the whole debate of Monohydrate vs CEE VS Kre-Alkalyne vs etc...

its a personal thing...I don't do well at all with Mono, huge bloat, lots of digestion issues, cramping in my stomach...not to mention wicked gas and bowel movements....so I always go with other versions and have always liked what I got back from it.

Except CEE tastes like absolute GARBAGE, but it works.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:21 PM   #22
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Re: Creatine Question

As many have previously said, sticking with the creatine monoydrate is the best option. Just a cursory google search got me several studies debunking CEE, but I have seen many studies purporting the benefits of monohydrate in the 12+ years I've taken it.

Companies like to introduce "new and improved" products all the time, but the basics generally are the best.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:23 PM   #23
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Monohydrates are garbage... for better results go with some of the newer types like CEE, little more expensive but you use less, def no "loading" and OK not to take on non training days.
I've taken Jarrow's Creatine monohydrate powder, no loading 5-6mgs a day and it worked just fine. I think you're assertion that "monohydrates are garbage" is a bit premature.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:28 PM   #24
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Question one is what kind of creatine, so many different out there, even mono, chinese and german versions, etc....

Really the whole debate of Monohydrate vs CEE VS Kre-Alkalyne vs etc...

its a personal thing...I don't do well at all with Mono, huge bloat, lots of digestion issues, cramping in my stomach...not to mention wicked gas and bowel movements....so I always go with other versions and have always liked what I got back from it.

Except CEE tastes like absolute GARBAGE, but it works.

Clarification, you don't do well with the wrong kind of mono. The side effects you are noting are due to impurities in poor quality mono products. This, of course, goes right back to why you should really consider from where you purchase your products and the cheapest is not always just as good...
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:19 PM   #25
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Re: Creatine Question

I was told that when I do my Assessment day for Rifleman in the Australian Army that i should go off all supplements (protein and creatine) ONE week before, as they do a p*ss test.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:32 AM   #26
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Clarification, you don't do well with the wrong kind of mono. The side effects you are noting are due to impurities in poor quality mono products. This, of course, goes right back to why you should really consider from where you purchase your products and the cheapest is not always just as good...
I've tried several, all from high quality sources.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:51 AM   #27
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Drew I am with you man, I think MONO's are just awful, I have never had the GI issues associated with it, but more so the bloat, and lack of benefits I was looking for and that were advertised ie increased muscle size, strength etc... now as soon as I started CEE (no matter which type I tried) I had little to no bloat and a more noticeable strength and minor wt increase... I have tried MANY top quality mono's myself.
Overall never to hung up on most creatine claims anyhow
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:21 PM   #28
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I've tried several, all from high quality sources.
How do you know they are high quality sources? Big brand names don't necessarily source quality ingredients. Just because it is a big seller on Bodybuilding.com does NOT mean it is a quality product. It really only means the company has a big ad budget.
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Old 12-06-2011, 02:10 PM   #29
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Re: Creatine Question

Actually i'm in Canada, bodybuilding.com is way to expensive to order from, and products in Canada have a lot more information they have to provide. Usually the raw materials and/or there location is mentioned, at least for creatine.

I fully agree some companies put out utter garbage.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:30 PM   #30
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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?
I took 10 grams every day for 30 days, gained around 10 lbs of muscle, my body did have the water retained looking deal going on but my BF levels stayed the same and my lifts increased slightly.

With proper macro ratios, and a solid lifting schedule you will see mass gains.
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