Hey guys/gals this just in. I was flipping through the July/August 2002 issue of ‘Men’s Health’ and I came across this paragraph in their ‘Health Bulletin’ section.
“The Weakest Drink- Don’t drink coffee or Coke if you take creatine supplements; the drinks may negate the benefits you’re after. Creatine has been shown to boost lean body mass and improve athletic performance. But researchers in Belgium who spent 6 months studying a group of men and women taking varying amounts of the fitness supplement and caffeine found that even small amounts of caffeine almost completely block the benefits of creatine. The study’s authors blame the problem on the way both substances affect calcium levels in the body. While creatine makes more calcium available to the muscles- improving their ability to flex, contract, and grow- caffeine appears to have the opposite, and stronger effect of limiting calcium availability”
Now they didn’t list any more details than that, they didn’t even name the ‘Belgium researchers’ or any info on where you could obtain more info on the study. I was wondering if anyone else had ever heard anything like this before. I would try searching around on the net, but me dumb. No, I just wanted to hear you guys’ thoughts on this. I have experienced positive results from creatine, and I consume caffeine daily. So was this just a placebo effect or what?