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Creatine Questions: First Time Help!

ok so i went out and not believing the price i bought creatine monohydrate. the man at the stroe said 2 scoops a day (each scoop is 5 g creatine) one before and one after each workout, he also said to mix in apple juice but not orange juice becaus eit was highly acidic.

What else could i mix it with, gatorade? also is the serving correct? and how long should i use it before cyclying off, does 2 months sound good? thanks for all the help and sorry for allt he questions thanks
nate

5g everyday, no need to cycle, no need to load. Mix with anything you want. Postworkout is better along with an insulin spike.

If you take Surge, have it with that.

[quote]redgladiator wrote:
5g everyday, no need to cycle, no need to load. Mix with anything you want. Postworkout is better along with an insulin spike.

If you take Surge, have it with that.[/quote]

so i should not do 1 scoop before and one after? also does my bw matter at all?

Most people will do well on 5g perday. Stay with that for a month then see how it goes.
(I take 3.5g perday) I don’t see the need for 1 scoop before. I would do 1 scoop postworkout and 1 scoop in the morning on non-workout days to maximise uptake.

i take 5grams pre and 5grams post workout. Its nothing to worry about or over think.

5g here PWO with Surge.

reaching 10 g it upsets my intestinal tract something terrible at least when I was younger.

creatine is so cheap bro. sadly i have been so broke that i have been ‘off-cycle’ for a few months. otherwise, i dont think its pertinent that you stop creatine

otherwise, I wouls suggest 10g a day on workout, 5g on non workout.

I would have 5g in a pre/peri workout drink/meal and 5g PWO.

on non trianing days i would do 5g in the morning

I know theres a lot of conflicting literature on loading/non-loading, but since its so cheap, i would say do a few days of higher dosing i.e. 15g-20g throughout the day. Why, you may ask? Why not…

Pretty simple stuff bro. Just play around with it, let us know what you get doing.

OH YEAH, umm as far as whwat to take it with, I would say fructose isnt optimal, so that cuts out gatorade/apple juice. I would suggest having it with whatever simple carbohydrate (dextrose, sucrose)you ingest pre/post workout, or even maltodextrin (as this is also a ‘fast-acting complex carb’).

then again, whey hydrolysate and isolate have been shown to have increased insulin response as well, so they would also assist in creatine uptake.

i’ve taken creatine void of any accoutrement supplements as well. I feel that it has still assisted my anaerobic endurance regardless. i havent taken creatine for aesthetic purpose in a long time

I have had good luck over the last 11 months taking it 1 scoop (5g) twice a day. On workout days, once in the morning and once post-workout. On rest days, once in the morning and once around dinner time.

I generally either take it with gatoraide or water.

thanks guys will let you know how it goes, im not starting it for a week or two till track starts cuz football messes up my schedule
again thanks for the advice