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Creatine on Low-Carb Diet

I need some creatine loading/timing advice and help integrating it into my diet. Should it be consumed pre-workout, during or post-workout, or both? What about on a low-carb (less than 40g) day where my only carb consumption is post-workout? Hold out for post-workout only?

My understanding is creatine should be consumed with a reasonable amount of carbohydrate to aid in absorption by tissues. With that in mind, how can I best integrate creatine on such days? Thanks.

Pre workout on training days. Also consume similar dose on non-training days.

Creatine monohydrate is cheap as chips these days and although absorbtion efficiency may not be ideal without a dose of carbs… it will still have SOME degree of possitive effect.