Showing that you don’t need to load creatine? I hear that you don’t but is there any proof of that? And also should I take creatine in the morning because of this :
“This increase in plasma creatine content in turn increases the blood/muscle concentration gradient. Resultantly, more blood borne creatine is transported and trapped in the muscle cell. With a half-life of 1-1.5 hours, blood creatine levels remains elevated for a short time period (Havenetidis 2003).” The time span is obviously less at smaller doses. Therefore, relying on food for creatine isn’t going to give you nearly the same benefits. Taking it in the morning not only restores ATP, which is an issue obviously since metabolic catabolism occurs from eight hours of fasting, but also acts as a buffer for muscle acidity.