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Power Drive and Creatine?


#1

First question. Has anyone used Power Drive and if so what do you think of it?

Also I've heard that some supplements counteract each other. Here's my dilema. I prefer to take 5 grams of creatine before my workout. If I take my 5 grams of creatine with Powerdrive will they counteract each other?

Thanks,
Seeves


#2

There is nothing in Power Drive that would interact with creatine. The only thing that would inhibit creatine uptake would be caffeine, and possibly by taking it with a high fat meal. Simple sugars and sodium will help shuttle the creatine into the muscles. It is recommended to take creatine after working out, as the exercise would up-regulate glucose transporters on muscle cells. This coupled with the recommended post workout drink/meal that is high in simple cabrs and fast-acting protein (such as whey) will provide enhanced creatine uptake post workout.