Difference between X and Y Creatine

  • mrpandora

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    May 19, 2009 1:57 PM GMT
    Seriously is there any difference between Creatine from producer A or B?
    There are so many different kinds available, powder and tablet, build up / no build up, cheap and expensive.

    I wonder what your experience has been with creatine, what kind you used and what the results have been.

    Considering I'm living in Holland, I doubt many of the American brands are available. My personal trainer is recommending:

    Chrystal-C Creatine (tablet form)

    I'm curious for your respons!



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    May 19, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    The big differences with creatine will be between the various forms it comes in (monohydrate, ethyl ester, gluconate, etc.)
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    May 19, 2009 3:05 PM GMT
    The key things to note about the different forms of creatine are the solubility (nothing gets absorbed by your body unless it is dissolved), and the stability (it tends to convert to a waste product known as creatinine).

    There have been a number of studies on the kinetics of cyclization of creatine to creatinine. Unfortunately, I have forgotten the findings... icon_sad.gif
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    May 19, 2009 10:02 PM GMT
    I don't know what the best creatine is. I'm not convinced that anyone knows for sure. The supplement industry can say almost anything to sell their product. Supplements in the USA are not tested by the government for safety or efficacy; so no one can possibly know which one is the best.

    Creatine Monohydrate is the most commonly used form
    Creatine does not like to dissolve in cold liquids so stir it in something warm.
    If you drink it undissolved, it will sit in the stomach and may cause discomfort. Also it needs to be dissolved to be absorbed by the body.
    There is a raging debate about creatine and caffeine. I believe that caffeine does not interfere with creatine so I dump in my coffee. Others will avoid the combination like the plague.
    If you want to read about the types of creatine here is a link
    http://www.creatine-monohydrate.org/types-of-creatine.htm
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    May 19, 2009 10:13 PM GMT
    Size On Creatine by Gaspari is the best creatine I have ever had. I have seen very very noticable results after switching from a few other products which were decent but Size On really makes a difference in strength at least for me.