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What Do You Mix Your Creatine With?

i was going to mix creatine with OJ but a couple of people told me not to, because of the acid. so i thought i’d ask a more knowledgable community. i’m pretty sure its ok to mix those two, but having a couple people tell me not to threw me off.

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take kre alkalyn instead.

[quote]horsepuss wrote:
take kre alkalyn instead.[/quote]

Why?

[quote]HK24719 wrote:
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Crystal Lite.

monohydrate with gatorade or grape juice.

pussy

plan on mixing creatine mono + whey + orange juice. BUT will the oj fuck with the creatine?

i heard that grape juice is good for taking any supplements with because it (somehow) makes your body more prone to accepting chemicals.

i read this back, 3-4yrs ago…so i’ve since forgotten.

[quote]B rocK wrote:
i heard that grape juice is good for taking any supplements with because it (somehow) makes your body more prone to accepting chemicals.

i read this back, 3-4yrs ago…so i’ve since forgotten.[/quote]

It’s for the insulin surge

Dissolve it in hot water then add it to a high glycemic drink.

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:
HK24719 wrote:
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[quote]on edge wrote:
Dissolve it in hot water then add it to a high glycemic drink.[/quote]

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[quote]horsepuss wrote:
take kre alkalyn instead.[/quote]

Better yet, don’t.

[quote]on edge wrote:
Dissolve it in hot water then add it to a high glycemic drink.[/quote]

I concur. I dissolve it in hot water then add to the Surge I have been sipping during my workout and slam it.

Christopher

[quote]cutthoat25 wrote:
i was going to mix creatine with OJ but a couple of people told me not to, because of the acid. so i thought i’d ask a more knowledgable community. i’m pretty sure its ok to mix those two, but having a couple people tell me not to threw me off. [/quote]

Your stomach has a pH around 2 so I doubt the acidity of orange juice would affect the creatine more than stomach acid will.

Creapure in whey, need to start adding in some maltodextrin or dextrose.

Does it matter that the creatine is actually mixed with the carb that creates the insulin response? I have been consuming my creatine with water whenever I have a meal with carbs in it. I thought the insulin response from these carbs would be enough but the responses in this thread have me second-guessing.

[quote]B rocK wrote:
i heard that grape juice is good for taking any supplements with because it (somehow) makes your body more prone to accepting chemicals.

i read this back, 3-4yrs ago…so i’ve since forgotten.[/quote]

Actually, that’s grapeFRUIT juice…