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    I know creatine is just a nutrient and not a hormone or steroid but I am posting here for a bit of a precise answer.

    Is it really that good?


    Being an old school trainer from the 1980s I tend to have no faith in supplements other than extra eggs and sugarless protein powder.

    Which CREATINE is the best? They all look like mostly sugar to me. (on the label)

    I am a sceptic about all the hype and crappy sales pitches from the blerbs and articles.

    I want to give the Creatine a go but only with a precision attack. I have been a placebo kid in the 80's and I'd like to think I've left that all behind.

    Simple questions

    1) Which one is the cleanest sharpest, most potent and least sugary?

    2) Best place to buy?

    3) What real world results should I expect?

    Thanks heaps

    Rob





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    Creatine is one of the very few supps that actually work.

    Get plain creatine monohydrate. Not sugar or anything added. It's petty cheap.

    You will probably add 2-3 kgs bodyweight in the first week.


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    Welcome back Vader!
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    Thanks Bazza, good to be back Morgan.


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    Doesn't work for everyone. WOFTAM IMO.


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    It certainly is one of the few actual 'supplements' that have human data supporting that users get 'results'.

    With that said there is a low % (~20) of the population who are non-responders to creatine supplementation.

    As Bazza said, don't waste your time on any form of creatine other than Monohydrate. CCE and the rest are not worth the extra cost etc.

    I guess it is neither magic or a myth LOL
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    Creatine Mono. Does work for some better than others. But yes, I would recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nobullsupplements View Post
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    *Overuse could potentially have a harmful effect on liver and kidney function.*

    There has been no studies since that was written in 2007, that show or promote that statement

    It is just unrequired to continue a 'loading phase' amount of creatine supplementation as muscle saturation levels reached in 5-10 days and only require 'maintance' level of supplementation to maintain full saturation levels.


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    Thanks heaps guys for the excellent feedback.

    I guess I need to grab some and give it a whirl.

    Next point is DOSAGE!!!

    On the pack it says to take it 40 mins before working out and immediately after.

    If loading occurs over a number of days/ weeks then what to do on non training days?


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