Creatine

Discussion in 'Diet, Nutrition and Supplements' started by Jypsie, May 1, 2006.

  1. Jypsie

    Jypsie Well-Known Member

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    I tried searching through the stickies, but got nothing... :p

    Simple question.
    I take creatine with my PWO shake. Should I also be using it on days that I don't train? Do I need to keep steady levels of it in my body in order for it to be effective?
     
  2. Christine_99

    Christine_99 Well-Known Member

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    Good question. I am taking it PWO as well, but on days I do not train I am taking it when I have a protein shake (I have protein shakes on days I do not work out). I am not sure I am correct in doing so, but I believe you need to take it regularly to keep steady levels in the muscle :D
     
  3. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    When I am taking creatine, I do take it on days that I do not train as well.
     
  4. collegegirl

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    Don't you have to take creartine mixed with a sugar such as apple juice? I heard it absorbs better.
     
  5. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    It does absorb better, but you do not have to. In my opinion in makes no noticeable difference. When I take it I just put it in my PWO protein drink. I'm not adding sugars to my already planned nutrition.
     
  6. collegegirl

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    Good, cause if I start taking it, I don't want to be adding un needed calories. Also, is it ok to use when trying to lose a little fat? I mean, will it work?
     
  7. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    All creatine does is help you gain strength. If you are taking it during fat loss you will retain your strength mostly likely (and maybe gain some).

    That's all it does, in a nutshell.
     
  8. collegegirl

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    If I didn't take creatine while on a calorie defecit, would I lose some strength? I would really like to gain strength.
     
  9. strongchick

    strongchick Well-Known Member

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    You will at least maintain it, provided your workout is appropriate.
     

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