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Mixture of BCAA and Creatine

Can I mix BCAA and creatine powder together and dissolve them into the water? Can I drink them together? Should I choose creatine monohydrate or creatine complex? Which one is better for power ...
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Do you absorb undissolved creatine?

I have MyProtein creatine monohydrate. I don't know if it's just not of a very good quality or if creatine is like this in general, but not much short of boiling water will dissolve it. I've tried ...
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Is Creatine related to hair loss?

I have heard comments from body builders that Creatine increases the chances of hair loss. I have heard comments from other body builders that it does not. But these are mostly anecdotal and ...
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Why do people cycle creatine?

Nearly every reputable source I read advises that there’s basically no need to cycle or load it because it’s just as effective at a constant dose rate of 5G/day. But then why is cycling it even a ...
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Can Kre-Alkalyn be used to preload for standard Creatine-monohydrate?

I'm new to creatine and lifting. Apparently, Creatine-monohydrate requires a loading period, while Kre-Alkalyn does not. Can one start with Kre-Alkalyn then switch to the cheaper old school Creatine ...
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Creatine and Protein Intake

I have read on numerous websites that taking creatine and whey protein together adds no benefit, but then something does not make sense to me. Muscles are made up of protein, when you drink protein ...
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Does being sick affect creatine? [closed]

I am fairly new to creatine (on my 3rd week) and I am starting to get a cold. Not from taking creatine but undoubtedly from my 3 children. Should I continue taking creatine if I am sick? I won't be ...
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Is increased water intake while taking creatine necessary on off weeks?

I know it is important to increase water intake while taking creatine. I am taking creatine for 14 days, off 7 days, on 14, off 7, so on and so forth. On the 7 day intervals where I am not consuming ...
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Can you drink alcohol while taking creatine?

I just started taking creatine and I am excited about the journey. However, I do also enjoy an adult beverage from time to time. I know increased water intake is required when taking creatine, and ...
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Losing muscle despite doing exercise

I'm on a diet for more than two months. It is variant of ketogenic, but high in protein instead of fat. I cut off the carbs but use a reasonable amount of healthy fats, and the rest is mostly protein (...
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Will creatine prevent initial joint soreness when starting exercise?

Currently, I am not taking any performance supplements (creatine/protein). Some of the exercises heaviest on my shoulders are pullups and bench press butterflies with dumbells. Usually, when I start ...
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Should I stop Creatine because of the weight gain?

People say I have lost weight, but the scale says something else. The main culprit is likely Creatine. My main fitness goal now is a ski vacation (Alpine), I would not like to carry the extra weight ...
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Can supplements inhibit production of human synthesized molecules?

In the field of bodybuilding, various substances such as, growth hormone, testosterone, creatine and amino acids are naturally synthesized by the human body, nevertheless increasing quantities of ...
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Possible to determine amount of creatine from package details?

After the loading phase, one should be able to take a steady-state amount of 3-5 grams of creatine a day. The information available on supplements' packaging can be confusing (image below). When the ...
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Should I use Nitrobolon for better muscles growth?

I've been searching about nitrobolone, but I found only shop pages. Is nitrobolon(technutrition) realy can help me improve my work out and improve muscles strength and growth? Is it better than ...
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Natural alternatives for boosting creatine levels

How can I boost creatine levels without taking a supplement?
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Using creatine powder for fat loss

I know that using creatine powder puts water into your muscles and this makes your muscles look bigger as when I use to take it I looked more pumped. I know that if your have more muscle then you ...
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Creatine and water retention. Why to drink more water?

They say creatine causes water retention. At the same time they say you have to drink more water if you take creatine in order to avoid dehydration and kidney problems. Doesn't it sound illogical? If ...
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Are BCAA supplements and/or creatine necessary when balancing power and cardio training?

Background: I am 33 y.o. about 1.77 (which is like 5'10in) around 200-205 lbs. According to BMI measurements I am overweight but in reality I have a big frame, broad shoulders and compact built, ...
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Should I continue taking creatine when on a long break from training?

I am on a plant-based diet and take 5g of creatine monohydrate every morning to compensate for the lack of its natural consumption. I work out 4-5 days a week, but now I am going on a vacation soon ...
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Creatine at its Finest

Hello Im new to this website and Im sure that everyone here frequently gets asked about Creatine. Currently I have been taking C4 Cellucor along with Creacore Creatine by MuscleTech. I weigh 171 and I ...
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Which brands of creatine are good? [closed]

I'm skinny and want to gain some weight. I joined a gym 3 months ago but still there is no gain. Now I want to try creatine supplements. I chose two products Myprotein Creatine Monohydrate BULK ...
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Effect of whey protein on blood cholesterol level

I am new to body-building ( started 4 months ago; workout 4 times a week ). Due to my lifestyle ( choices ), my diet only contains occasional white meat servings and very little red meat. My intake ...
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How much creatine should I eat on off-days?

I usually take creatine before and right after my workout with maltodextrin. Is it beneficial to take creatine on rest days too?
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how to use supplement nutrition? [closed]

I have started the gym 40 days ago , and ever since I managed to jump from 69 KG to 78 KG as I used true mass protein and amino X but now I have few fat around my belly which is I never had before. ...
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Is it true, that Creatine doesn't dissolve easily in our body? [closed]

Is is true that creatine doesn't get dissolved very easliy in our body ?
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Is Creatine bad for you?

Hey I'm relatively new to weight lifting and I have friends who take Creatine before working out. They said it really helps build muscle. But I've also heard it can be bad for you. How true is it, and ...
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Taking supplements - Glutamine, brown rice protein, creatine

It's my first time taking supplements...because I need to add more muscle mass. I do a lot of olympic weightlifting, so I squat(front & back) everyday, lots of static holds (around 200kg) - ...
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Should I take creatine or other supplements as part of my cardio-boxing workout routine?

I am a 37 year old software dude who's trying to get/stay in shape. In the past, I've done a lot of what I'd call "crossfit-light" type exercises. Mainly bodyweight squats, lunges, pushups, ...
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Is Creatine illegal in Australia? [closed]

I've done little bit of research on it and saw few links talking about Creatine is banned in Australia. Is that really true? I need to take health-examination before I return to Australia, are they ...
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Will taking MassGainer and Creatine risk damage to my body in long run?

I've been taking MassGainer for the last week and I am going to buy some Creatine soon. This is my 5th year at the gym (I'm 28, 5'10", 68kg). I go thrice a week. I will never stop exercising (it's ...
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How to avoid Creatine dependence?

I am an vegetarian and ectomorph. I started taking Creatine after workouts for a while. And it seems like I need to supplement creatine every day or else my body goes back to its old form. Is there ...
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Caffeine and creatine

I have read from a number of online sources that creatine isn't as effective when taken with caffeine. I also read that if you space out the caffeine consumption from the creatine consumption, it may ...
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taking creatine in line with take a diureic [closed]

I was wondering, since it seemed counterproductive to me, does it make sense to take creatine while also taking a diuretic? If creatine creates an increase in size through storing more water weight ...
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How much glutamine and creatine is good?

I am following Kris Gethin 12 weeks transformation, i have found some downside to it. One being that there is no way of telling how much food portion should i consume, the author says "size of your ...
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muscle group schedule and creatine cycling

I am 20 yrs old and 61kg(134.482 lbs) is it ok if i work-out the whole week as long as I isolate the different muscle group? Mon: Chest / Lower Back Tues: Bicep / Tricep Wed: Shoulder / Legs and so ...
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Creatine supplementation for a Vegan athlete

Any thoughts on creatine supplementation (quick release capsules 4,000 mg) for weightlifting? I caveat this request with the fact that I am trying to limit my intake of animal products to a minimum ...
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How does the human body respond to creatine?

People do ask questions about supplements whether they are healthy or do they harm the body? I want to know how the human body responds after taking "fitness" supplements with creatine. I know it's ...
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Gaining muscle but scale showing more body fat percentage?

I have been recently training for muscle gain - less reps, more weight, lean proteins, complex carbs, no processed food...and all that jazz. I have been also taking some supplements (protein, creatine)...
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Gastric Bypass Surgery and Creatine/HMB [closed]

I have had gastric bypass WLS earlier in the year, and now with the surgeon's encouragement, I have started weight training to preserve lean body mass. It's going well so far, and after two months, I'...
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What is the reasoning behind Creatine not being recommended for under 18s?

Possibly better suited to Biology but assuming people here will be more knowledgable on this specific area of Human Biology It's general practice for Creatine it seems to have 'No Under 18s', however ...
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C4 and Creatine together

I have used C4 before, with strong effect I might add, never really used creatine. I was wondering since C4 already has some creatine in it, is it ok to use them at the same time and will it possibly ...
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increasing muscle size / mass and protein intake

I have a mild chronic kidney disease, through which I have an elevated creatinine level and decreased kidney function. Due to this, I cannot take good amounts of protein, and need to follow a ...
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Creatine and protein schedule

I'm 17 and I workout 5 times a week with my uncle after school for conditioning for football next year and I need to get stronger and bigger and we lift everyday and run on the treadmill everyday and ...
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Do the effects of creatine wear off as you are using it?

I've been trying to get through a whole round of P90x for just about the entire summer with out a lot of luck. I always feel very fatigued and tired during my workout. While, I'm not following the ...
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Intervals for water intake with Creatine consumption?

I am on a workout where I take a protein shake and a creatine shake (just the ingredient with a little bit of water) after my workout. It is common knowledge that while using creatine you must intake ...
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Am I taking too many vitamins and supplements?

I'm hoping to get some insight on the vitamins and supplements I'm taking. I'm afraid I'm taking too many or taking them incorrectly. Am I doing myself good or harming my body? First off, I am 21, ...
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I'm kind of new to this creatine protein stuff, and need help

My schedule consists of me working out in the morning, around 7 am, eating 2 eggs before that cooked. after my workout I take my protein/creatine in the same bottle. Should I take it around supper too?...
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Are there adverse side-effects when creatine is not taken with liquids?

I bought some Optimum Nutrition creatine (Creapure blend of creatine monohydrate) and it does not dissolve in liquids. When I stir the creatine into a sugary drink or even plain water, the crystals ...
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Conceptually, why does creatine increase muscle size?

Muscle contractions are powered by ATP losing a phosphate and becoming ADP. Creatine can give away one phosphate to convert ADP back to ATP. With more ATP, muscles are more powerful. How is any of ...
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