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Creatine Loading

Is it necessary to start with the loading dose or can you just use the maintenance dose for 12 weeks

I have never used the powder formula before only the capsules I am not sure exactly what does the creatine do?

It will help you push out a couple extra reps.

Just take 1tsp every day, mixed with some water - don’t over complicate it.

What does the creatine actually do for you and do I take before or after a workout

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Yes read plenty on it so you can grab the basics your self at least. in short saturates creatine levels causing more ATP and intramuscular hydration, s well as many general health benefits.

Just take it once a day when ever you will remember. Many take it in Post w/o shake you can but main thing take it

Phill

I have bought this creatine bodyfortress.com/pages/productDetail.aspx?pid=2
& it tells you to take 1 scoop[43g] with 250ml water or juice

ok prob a lot of cheap sugar 48 grams or so with 5 grams of creatine sure that it id save the cash next time and get regular old creatine Mono

Phill

I live in the UK where is the best place to buy it
So is the stuff i have bought a waste of time

[quote]ectomorph68 wrote:
I live in the UK where is the best place to buy it
So is the stuff i have bought a waste of time[/quote]

Probably is a waste.

You can get it anywhere - here a link on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CREATINE-CREAPURE-USN-CREATINE-MONOHYDRATE-205g-SIZE_W0QQitemZ270117539300QQihZ017QQcategoryZ97034QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

If you do go looking, ask for pure creapure creatine monohydrate. Nothing more, nothing less.

Thanks for the link is this one any good

www.phoenixathletic.com/Store/USN-Creatine-Creatine-Monohydrate-432.htm

[quote]ectomorph68 wrote:
Thanks for the link is this one any good

www.phoenixathletic.com/Store/USN-Creatine-Creatine-Monohydrate-432.htm[/quote]

Yep, perfect.