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Okay to Put Creatine in Shakes?

When taking creatine is it ok to put in your shakes after you lift, or should you mix it into seperate water/juice etc…?

I know this has most likely been done to death, but if you don’t want take the 30 seconds out of your life to answer my question then why take 30 seconds to chastise me for not using the search function.

thanks

Yes that’s fine. With that being said… why didn’t you use the search function?

[quote]OT wrote:
but if you don’t want take the 30 seconds out of your life to answer my question then why take 30 seconds to chastise me for not using the search function.

[/quote]

LOL.

The only issue I would have with doing that is it tastes like shit. When I took it, I preferred mixing it with OJ or Water and slamming it. I enjoy my protein, I don’t want to mess it up with nasty ass Creatine gritty poo taste.

No, don’t ever put in your shake. Your stomach will explode.

why spend 30 seconds to chastise when you can spend 15 seconds to mock?

I thought creatine went in the socks?

At least that’s what I’ve been doing.

[quote]OT wrote:
When taking creatine is it ok to put in your shakes after you lift, or should you mix it into seperate water/juice etc…?

I know this has most likely been done to death, but if you don’t want take the 30 seconds out of your life to answer my question then why take 30 seconds to chastise me for not using the search function.

thanks [/quote]

Its best when taken with simple carbs and protein post-workout. The simple carbs causing an insulin spike in your blood. Increasing a cells uptake. Better absorption of all protein,carbs, creatine, and other nutrients. If worried about gritty tastes. Use micronized creatine, dissolves completely. In my opinion, it’s the best creatine out there. Avoid drinking it with water. Doing so might cause diarrhea. I hoped I helped you a little

[quote]chimera182 wrote:
Yes that’s fine. With that being said… why didn’t you use the search function?[/quote]

lazy teenager syndrome

[quote]countingbeans wrote:
OT wrote:
but if you don’t want take the 30 seconds out of your life to answer my question then why take 30 seconds to chastise me for not using the search function.

LOL.

The only issue I would have with doing that is it tastes like shit. When I took it, I preferred mixing it with OJ or Water and slamming it. I enjoy my protein, I don’t want to mess it up with nasty ass Creatine gritty poo taste.[/quote]

hahaha, i as well enjoy my protein. I’ll have to see how it goes

[quote]DOHCrazy wrote:
I thought creatine went in the socks?

At least that’s what I’ve been doing. [/quote]

rawr to you too mr…

[quote]kodiak82 wrote:
OT wrote:
When taking creatine is it ok to put in your shakes after you lift, or should you mix it into seperate water/juice etc…?

I know this has most likely been done to death, but if you don’t want take the 30 seconds out of your life to answer my question then why take 30 seconds to chastise me for not using the search function.

thanks

Its best when taken with simple carbs and protein post-workout. The simple carbs causing an insulin spike in your blood. Increasing a cells uptake. Better absorption of all protein,carbs, creatine, and other nutrients. If worried about gritty tastes. Use micronized creatine, dissolves completely. In my opinion, it’s the best creatine out there. Avoid drinking it with water. Doing so might cause diarrhea. I hoped I helped you a little

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thank you for this cornucopia of knowledge you have bestowed upon me. No really though thank you very helpful information. The post workout shake has pretty much no sugars…What would be a good simple carb to have pw?

Did you even read the directions on the back lol?

It says “Mix one scoop in cold water that also contains one or more insulinogenic ingredients, such as essential amino acids, BCAA’s, whey isolate, or grape juice.”

[quote]Rocky2 wrote:
Did you even read the directions on the back lol?

It says “Mix one scoop in cold water that also contains one or more insulinogenic ingredients, such as essential amino acids, BCAA’s, whey isolate, or grape juice.”[/quote]

mine actually says that plus water and minus bcaa’s, insulinogenic ingredients, eaa’s, and whey isolate. Hence my query.

[quote]OT wrote:
kodiak82 wrote:
OT wrote:
When taking creatine is it ok to put in your shakes after you lift, or should you mix it into seperate water/juice etc…?

I know this has most likely been done to death, but if you don’t want take the 30 seconds out of your life to answer my question then why take 30 seconds to chastise me for not using the search function.

thanks

Its best when taken with simple carbs and protein post-workout. The simple carbs causing an insulin spike in your blood. Increasing a cells uptake. Better absorption of all protein,carbs, creatine, and other nutrients. If worried about gritty tastes. Use micronized creatine, dissolves completely. In my opinion, it’s the best creatine out there. Avoid drinking it with water. Doing so might cause diarrhea. I hoped I helped you a little

thank you for this cornucopia of knowledge you have bestowed upon me. No really though thank you very helpful information. The post workout shake has pretty much no sugars…What would be a good simple carb to have pw?
[/quote]

Pop tarts, Cookies, gatorade, carb powders any of those are good. Carb intake p-w should be twice that of protein intake. So if you’re taking in 50g protein. Your carb intake should be 100g.

[quote]DOHCrazy wrote:
I thought creatine went in the socks?

At least that’s what I’ve been doing. [/quote]

I bet your feet are SO ANABOLIC!!!

[quote]OT wrote:
Rocky2 wrote:
Did you even read the directions on the back lol?

It says “Mix one scoop in cold water that also contains one or more insulinogenic ingredients, such as essential amino acids, BCAA’s, whey isolate, or grape juice.”

mine actually says that plus water and minus bcaa’s, insulinogenic ingredients, eaa’s, and whey isolate. Hence my query.[/quote]

I can see your confusion :stuck_out_tongue:

[quote]kodiak82 wrote:
OT wrote:
kodiak82 wrote:
OT wrote:
When taking creatine is it ok to put in your shakes after you lift, or should you mix it into seperate water/juice etc…?

I know this has most likely been done to death, but if you don’t want take the 30 seconds out of your life to answer my question then why take 30 seconds to chastise me for not using the search function.

thanks

Its best when taken with simple carbs and protein post-workout. The simple carbs causing an insulin spike in your blood. Increasing a cells uptake. Better absorption of all protein,carbs, creatine, and other nutrients. If worried about gritty tastes. Use micronized creatine, dissolves completely. In my opinion, it’s the best creatine out there. Avoid drinking it with water. Doing so might cause diarrhea. I hoped I helped you a little

thank you for this cornucopia of knowledge you have bestowed upon me. No really though thank you very helpful information. The post workout shake has pretty much no sugars…What would be a good simple carb to have pw?

Pop tarts, Cookies, gatorade, carb powders any of those are good. Carb intake p-w should be twice that of protein intake. So if you’re taking in 50g protein. Your carb intake should be 100g. [/quote]

Um…pop tarts? cookies? gatorade?? NO!!! unless your on mega T, you shouldnt eat that kind of crap in your diet. Use waxy-maze as your post workout carbohydrate. Good luck!!

[quote]OT wrote:
Rocky2 wrote:
Did you even read the directions on the back lol?

It says “Mix one scoop in cold water that also contains one or more insulinogenic ingredients, such as essential amino acids, BCAA’s, whey isolate, or grape juice.”

mine actually says that plus water and minus bcaa’s, insulinogenic ingredients, eaa’s, and whey isolate. Hence my query.[/quote]

Funny you should say query, you know what a good synonym for that is? SEARCH

[quote]BiggerRob wrote:
kodiak82 wrote:
OT wrote:
kodiak82 wrote:
OT wrote:
When taking creatine is it ok to put in your shakes after you lift, or should you mix it into seperate water/juice etc…?

I know this has most likely been done to death, but if you don’t want take the 30 seconds out of your life to answer my question then why take 30 seconds to chastise me for not using the search function.

thanks

Its best when taken with simple carbs and protein post-workout. The simple carbs causing an insulin spike in your blood. Increasing a cells uptake. Better absorption of all protein,carbs, creatine, and other nutrients. If worried about gritty tastes. Use micronized creatine, dissolves completely. In my opinion, it’s the best creatine out there. Avoid drinking it with water. Doing so might cause diarrhea. I hoped I helped you a little

thank you for this cornucopia of knowledge you have bestowed upon me. No really though thank you very helpful information. The post workout shake has pretty much no sugars…What would be a good simple carb to have pw?

Pop tarts, Cookies, gatorade, carb powders any of those are good. Carb intake p-w should be twice that of protein intake. So if you’re taking in 50g protein. Your carb intake should be 100g.

Um…pop tarts? cookies? gatorade?? NO!!! unless your on mega T, you shouldnt eat that kind of crap in your diet. Use waxy-maze as your post workout carbohydrate. Good luck!![/quote]

I though waxy maize had a rather depressing insulin raising ability, I know it has a rather low GI (When compared with dextrose). Does it raise insulin by other means?

WMS doesn’t use insulin to be absorbed, therefore wont have the same “shuttling” effect as the good old glucose/dextrose mix as far as logic tells me. I’m sure it’ll be found to be useful for something or other but I dont think it’s ideal PW.

[quote]BiggerRob wrote:
kodiak82 wrote:
OT wrote:
kodiak82 wrote:
OT wrote:
When taking creatine is it ok to put in your shakes after you lift, or should you mix it into seperate water/juice etc…?

I know this has most likely been done to death, but if you don’t want take the 30 seconds out of your life to answer my question then why take 30 seconds to chastise me for not using the search function.

thanks

Its best when taken with simple carbs and protein post-workout. The simple carbs causing an insulin spike in your blood. Increasing a cells uptake. Better absorption of all protein,carbs, creatine, and other nutrients. If worried about gritty tastes. Use micronized creatine, dissolves completely. In my opinion, it’s the best creatine out there. Avoid drinking it with water. Doing so might cause diarrhea. I hoped I helped you a little

thank you for this cornucopia of knowledge you have bestowed upon me. No really though thank you very helpful information. The post workout shake has pretty much no sugars…What would be a good simple carb to have pw?

Pop tarts, Cookies, gatorade, carb powders any of those are good. Carb intake p-w should be twice that of protein intake. So if you’re taking in 50g protein. Your carb intake should be 100g.

Um…pop tarts? cookies? gatorade?? NO!!! unless your on mega T, you shouldnt eat that kind of crap in your diet. Use waxy-maze as your post workout carbohydrate. Good luck!![/quote]

I’m only talking about post-workout. I’m not saying, eat those foods all the time.