Calculate Your Recommended Creatine Consumption!

Creatine is an amino acid used by the body to provide energy. The common practice for taking creatine is to load creatine for five to seven days, and then continue to take a maintenance amount indefinitely.

Calculate Your Recommended Creatine Consumption!

The following is an excerpt from Curtis Koch's article, Creatine: Beyond The Confusion.

Creatine is an amino acid used by the body to provide energy. It helps volumize muscle (makes muscles larger), increases strength and power, provides energy to the muscles and buffers lactic acid.

Creatine may also prevent mental fatigue, help with genital herpes, lower the risk of coronary heart or cerebrovascular disease, and has been linked with a decreased risk in some neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's.

Creatine Is An Amino Acid Used By The Body To Provide Energy.
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Creatine Is An Amino Acid Used
By The Body To Provide Energy.

The common practice for taking creatine is to "load" creatine for five to seven days, and then continue to take a "maintenance" amount indefinitely. The idea is that by taking a larger amount of creatine, you can super-saturate the muscle and increase the total creatine pool. Then all you need is a maintenance serving to keep an elevated level of creatine in the muscle.

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jerseystevenuk
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jerseystevenuk

23 grams a day of creatine a day? i got told more than 5g a day can be bad?

Mar 7, 2012 3:35am | report
 
A_Grooms

thats only the loading phase, it saturates the muscles so it doesn't take long to effect

May 17, 2012 3:05pm | report
Kupcis

I got 35g wtf :D

Nov 19, 2013 3:29am | report
kct01
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kct01

I was told that anything above 5g of creatine is a waste and the loading faze is just to push more product and marketing to sale more?

Dec 5, 2012 2:42pm | report
 
cecibelqta
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cecibelqta
Jan 23, 2013 12:48pm | report
 
sticky_wicket
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sticky_wicket

haha such a ridiculous amount for week one.

Apr 23, 2013 2:32pm | report
 
maKINGwaffles
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maKINGwaffles

Yea, no chance Im taking 29g my first week. Doubt Ill take half that!

Dec 13, 2013 11:45am | report
 
Abealsb72
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Abealsb72

what about hcl (hdyrochloride)??

Apr 19, 2014 12:07pm | report
 
Deathbot187
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Deathbot187

33g/day for 7 days? GTFO with that.

May 6, 2014 6:39am | report
 
brandonlira2113
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brandonlira2113

has anyone actually tried this and worked? please let me know please

Jan 15, 2015 1:44am | report
 
chbaklo
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chbaklo

48 grams ?
%#$#^#&

Mar 24, 2015 3:36pm | report
 
chbaklo
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chbaklo

48 grams ?
%#$#^#&

Mar 24, 2015 3:36pm | report
 
JacobPatrick
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JacobPatrick

This is assuming that you are using Creatine Monohydrate. In my opinion, there have been so many advancements and improvements when it comes to creatine, you dont need to waste time loading and unloading, or even cycling.

Mar 29, 2015 1:33pm | report
 
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