Gosh, why not just take insulin? You can buy it anywhere in a pharmacy. If that's your thing.
Works better than creatine and is cheaper.
flex89 is a type 1 diabetic (his body does not produce insulin), so he gets his fair share. Insulin is a requirement of staying alive.
What you don't want to develop is a loss of insulin sensitivity (type 2 diabetes).
For creatine to invoke enough insulin response to get you anabolic, you need about 20g of glucose per gram of creatine.
Remember: insulin is the most anabolic hormone of all.
Personally, neither flex, nor I, creatine load any more. It's pricey. It's to watery. If you want enough insulin to be anabolic with it, you can go buy the stuff over the counter at any pharmacy. DOH!
Insulin isn't bad. Isn't essential. What is bad is real fast sugars, and lowered insulin sensitivity / insulin tolerance. That means: fat folks who eat large amounts of simple sugars. That means: Type 2 diabetes.
Now, weight lifting, and interval training, and cardio.... RAISE your insulin sensitivity, which is a VERY good thing.
We have fat kids now who are Type 2 diabetic at 10 years old. Bad, bad, bad, thing. High blood sugar = lots of problems.
By far and above, the leading killer in this country is being fat. 7 MILLION folks a year.
For someone as thin as you are (the poster, RyanW), Dude, just eat. That'll keep you anabolic, too. The money you spend on creatine would be better spent on good solid food, or a weight gainer, rather than some expensive piss. EAT!!!
Neither insulin, nor creatine, nor lifting, nor HIIT, give you zits, I assure you. How you can even consider any of that crap with any level of credence is pretty amazing.