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Creatine Questions


#1

What happens if you were to load on creatine constantly instead of just one week as it says in the directions? Would it be bad for your health? Will your body eventually stop producing creatine on its own i.e. you would become creatine supplement dependent? Is it really necessary to take creatine with sugars in order to tranport it more efficiently? Are there any other tricks to get the most out of using creatine that I should know.

I love the stuff and I can't get enough of it!!!!

Thanks

LACTIC


#2

Discussed often:
Anything over 2-3 grams per day is mostly being flushed down your toilet.
If that doesn't bother you, ingest away.
No such thing as creatine dependance.
It is more important to take when the body is more 'accepting' than with sugars. Some carbs help with uptake because of the insulin spike. Tests have been done however, that show this effect is not all that it's cracked up to be. After workout with some carbs is good.


#3

Along with what sasquatch said, here's a good article on creatine by Dave Barr.

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=768093


#4

Thanks I really appreciate the feedback