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Dissolving Creatine?

When I mix the German creatine I bought here in maybe a glass of grape juice, it doesn’t really dissolve,some of it just kinda collects on the bottom. Doesn’t look like all of it, but I would think 5 grams would be able to dissolve in about 2 cups of grape juice. Is there something wrong with the batch I got?

Creatine doesn’t really “dissolve” in liquid. Just toss it in your mouth and use the juice to wash it down.

Instead of creating another creatine thread I thought I’d just post my other random questions here.

For you guys who only take 3 grams for maintenance, how do you measure that, since the scoop in the jar is 5 grams?

I take 5 personally, but if you want 3, just eyeball it. Being half a gram off either way won’t really matter.

[quote]Brant_Drake wrote:
I take 5 personally, but if you want 3, just eyeball it. Being half a gram off either way won’t really matter.[/quote]

You weigh 270? I’m probably around 174-176 at 5’8", so I think I only need around 3. Thanks for the replies!

3…5 who cares, just take it an no need to overcomplicate it :slight_smile:

Inexpensive enough to go ahead and take 5 hell you will piss away the excess if you are really worried about “loading” too much :slight_smile:

[quote]Mr.Bill wrote:
3…5 who cares, just take it an no need to overcomplicate it :slight_smile:

Inexpensive enough to go ahead and take 5 hell you will piss away the excess if you are really worried about “loading” too much :)[/quote]

Haha! Ok. Forgot to post this question:

Past couple days or so I have had a mild headache. I usually don’t get headaches very often so I’m wondering if it’s somthing i just added to my diet. The only changes I made to my diet was the creatine and 1 can of tuna per day. I’m not sure which of the two is causing it, or it could be that I’m not drinking enough water. But I swear I drinking enough since im going to the bathroom at least once per hour. I probably drink about 1-1.25 gallons per day.

The Biotest Creatine scoop is 3 grams.

Mix the creatine with hot water or green tea and it will dissolve.

[quote]ACTrain wrote:
The Biotest Creatine scoop is 3 grams.

Mix the creatine with hot water or green tea and it will dissolve.[/quote]

Nope, the scoop is 5 grams:

DIRECTIONS: Mix one scoop (5 g) in 16 ounces of cold water

This is from the store info.

Just do want brant drake says, toss the powder in your mouth and chase it down with a bottle of water. Shit, it’s not like it’s powdered BCAA’s and tastes like complete dirty ho’ ass. Has no taste whatsoever and if its micronized, it almost dissolves in your mouth instantly since the crystals are so small.

[quote]Mr.Bill wrote:
ACTrain wrote:
The Biotest Creatine scoop is 3 grams.

Mix the creatine with hot water or green tea and it will dissolve.

Nope, the scoop is 5 grams:

DIRECTIONS: Mix one scoop (5 g) in 16 ounces of cold water

This is from the store info.
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A container I had bought from Biotest stated 1 scoop was 3 grams. Just checked my latest container and it states 1 1/2 teaspoons = 5 grams. The directions are same as you list. I don’t know, I always use a scoop.