Effective creatine supplements and usage.

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    Jun 21, 2010 4:34 PM GMT
    Ive been out of the gym for a while and trying to get back in. I want to start taking creatine and was wondering....Ive been reading a lot of reviews online and many of them say to take both creatine and a protein shake after a work out. Is that more effective?
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    Jun 21, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    Whenever I take creatine I do gain weight and look a little bit bigger I guess, but when I stop taking it I lose the weight really quickly.

    My science teacher at university says it just forces water into your muscles. All in all I'd say just save the money and skip it.
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    Jun 21, 2010 11:03 PM GMT
    I take half my creatine dosage each day right before I workout because I find it gives me more energy and allows me to lift more. The other half I take right after along with protein powder. I agree though that you lose it quickly once you stop. If anyone knows exactly how much of your muscle mass is really just due to the creatine, that would be useful info
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    Jun 21, 2010 11:19 PM GMT
    I took "CELLMASS" (exactly as directed on the label and website) for three months in addition to my regular workout routine and regular protein / casein shakes. The only thing I changed was drinking even more water. In retrospect I can say that it did increase my lifting ability slightly, and I felt no negative side effects. After I stopped taking it there was no decrease in my weight even two months later. (I gained weight during those three months, but then again I was eating lots throughout the day and surprised that I didn't gain much more.) I feel that it was more of a psychological aid to get me through one more plateau. I don't feel that it is necessary anymore and won't use it again.
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    Jul 09, 2010 10:43 AM GMT
    creatine does hold water period . is it necessary not at all. u want to get back it to it ditch all teh supps and just go with a proper diet and meal timing


    5 to 6 meals ..protein and veggies with every meal . the greener vegs the better.

    carbs only 1 hour before and after workout

    and make sure u take a protein shake after work out then eat a hour later.


    best supp is food.


    any other question pm or need help with diet . need more info age stats and what ur goals are

    oh yeah to answer ur question . forget all the fancy creatine stufies havent show that it really helps
    just stick with creatine mono . its cheap and studies are out there to back it up
    hope this helps spence