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Creatine Mono with Sodium Bicarbonate


#1

I've been reading several articles on this combo with most results being a small increase with max power output. I wondering if anyone has tried this and seen some difference in their power or if it worth trying at all.


#2

I love sodium bicarbonate before working out. The hard part was always trying to choke it down. Lately I just put it in NOW capsules and I might burp a little bit, but it is a cheap suppliment that does help me.


#3

Sodium bicarb raises endurance by holding down lactic acid during higher rep training, but since lactic acid likely stimulates growth it kind of defeats the purpose.


#4

Okay with that being said were could it be most effective at during a heavy workout day? Seeing that it holds back lactic acid would it be more effective to take is later in workout or even for post workout hydration?


#5

I don't know about when to use it, but I wouldn't for hydration. It tends to pull water out of the blood and into the digestive tract which can cause dehydration and cramping.


#6

start low with the bi-carb. To high a dose and you will likely shit your pants in the middle of the set


#7

Hmmm... Seems like Bicarb has a lot working against what my needs are. Can anyone recommend a few things that might help support workout hydration and power output? I currently take Power Drive,Micro-Pa,Creatine Mono, and Alpha-GCP. I do realize that most of these help out with power output. I just like look into and try out other options if out there.

The hydration part... Im restarting the anabolic diet and I kinda want to make to best of my hydration because I dont want drink 2 gallons of water to NOT feel thirsty anymore.


#8

There was a study that I looked at for a lit-review for my MSc that compared accute sodium Bi-carb with long term beta-alanine use.

Bascially 8 weeks of beta-alanine allowed the subjects (well trained short distance swimmers) to swim significantly faster then the placebo group.

at the end of the 8 weeks, both groups were split up again and half got bi-carb and half got another placebo. (so now 4 groups, Placebo+placebo, Placebo+bi-carb, BA+Placebo, BA+bi-carb)

In the end, acute bi-carb pretty much matched long term BA, but adding bi-carb to the BA group didnt help any more then BA or bi-carb.

in short, chronic beta-alanine can potentially help just as much as sodium bi-carb in buffering lactic acid etc...


#9

I recommend pickle brine.