Protein and supplements

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    Feb 11, 2008 9:48 PM GMT
    Hey guys:

    I have been taking protein and glutamine for some time (like 4 months) and its working pretty good. Now I am also getting some creatine. So, the thing is that sometimes I am not sure about how often you are supposed to take each of them?

    I usually have the whey protein after and before working out.

    The glutamine is usually after working out

    The creatine is usually before working out and right before going to bed (two times a day). I am past the "load up" session.

    Do you think these are ok? Just asking as sometimes those labels say something different just for the sake of using more and more and buying even more.

    What do you think?

    Thanks!
  • GQjock

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    Feb 12, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    I am not a fan of the creatine supplements
    esp with the initial dosing that they tell you to take

    it's pretty hard on the kidneys and you have to make sure that you flush out the kidneys with plenty of water to avoid over taxing them

    I'd stay with the protein and stay away from the creatine
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    Feb 12, 2008 7:56 AM GMT
    If you are going to do creatine, do one of them in the "golden hour" post workout.
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    Feb 12, 2008 9:06 AM GMT
    GQjock saidI am not a fan of the creatine supplements
    esp with the initial dosing that they tell you to take

    it's pretty hard on the kidneys and you have to make sure that you flush out the kidneys with plenty of water to avoid over taxing them

    I'd stay with the protein and stay away from the creatine


    i second GQ jocks opinion, i also wouldn't recommend creatine if you are new to bodybuilding
    having a good meal befor your workout and befor bed is far better than creatine for supplying you with energy, endurance and desired mass gaines.
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    Feb 18, 2008 9:04 AM GMT
    Traditionally, creatine is taken post-workout but there are now so many variations on the old school creatine monohydrate that you should basically follow the instructions on the bottle. To be honest, old-fashioned creatine monohydrate is pretty much obsolete. The modern creatine products don't require loading or cycling as they bypass the liver due to their modifications. It seems most of the sups in that category now combine a creatine (like tri-creatine maleate, creatine ester, or some other fancy variety) with nitric oxide (NO2/L-arginine) since they both work via different ways to enhance pump.