Dirty Gerdy wrote:
ALA-meaning Alpha lipoic acid?
To my understanding, this is described as an “insulin mimicker” If this is the case then taking it or waxy maize will have the same effect and help with absorption in the muscles.
I do not think this will help a non-responder tho. I am not a non-responder and know very little except that creatine does not work for them. I don’t think non-responders have a problem of getting creatine ingested into the muscle. So ALA or waxy maize, etc most likely will not fix a non-responder. Correct me if I’m wrong.
creatine doesnt work for some for a couple of reasons and one of them is insulin insensitivity. i remember reading an article and i dont remember how but ALA does help increase the effevtiveness of creatine because the science made sense, if i can find it ill post it.[/quote]
Creatine can be absorbed on an empty stomach so I dont know what insulin sensitivity has to do with anything.
Creatine uptake is more dependant on sodium than anything else.