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Creatine


#1

Does anyone have any feedback on the difference between a monohydrate creatine vs a tri-creatine (di-creatine malate, magnesium creatine chelate, micronized creatine)?

Does one work better than the other? Or is it hype?

Thanks


#2

Hype.

However if you find the monohydrate too hard on your digestive system use di-creatine malate as it digests easily. But you will need about 8 grams of it to achieve the daily dose of 4-5 grams of actual creatine.


#3

I haven't tried the others. I can say that micronized creatine seems to be the best. I tried others and I got gut aches because of the creatine. However, micronized is like powdered sugar it dissolves really well. I use AST brand. No rhyme of reason to this I just tried it and it worked well for me so I haven't changed.

I put 5-10 grams in my Surge drink and it has been working great.

That other stuff sounds like hype to me.

walleye


#4

Stick with regular ole plain creatine monohydrate. Micronized is best. Dont waste your money or time on the other stuff.

plenty of articles covering this, do a search.

Phill