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Old Sun, Apr-21-13, 17:24
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Do I have to take sugar with creatine? Please link to a study or something if you can. I can't find an answer!!!
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Old Mon, Apr-22-13, 02:53
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I've never heard it is needed. Where have you seen/read that you need to take it with sugar?
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Old Mon, Apr-22-13, 05:19
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It is not essential but carbs do speed up the loading process due to the stimulatory process of insulin.

Chapter 16
Training and nutritional strategies for sport peak performance
by Dr John Hawley and Dr Louise Burke
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Old Mon, Apr-22-13, 07:59
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I've never heard it is needed. Where have you seen/read that you need to take it with sugar?


Do a google search for creatine and sugar and you will see like a bazzillion sites talking about it.
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Old Mon, Apr-22-13, 10:01
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It just seems weird to me to be thinking of adding sugar to anything if you are trying to lose weight!
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Old Mon, Apr-22-13, 10:08
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Sorry I googled and realised it is a body builders drug, so nothing to do with lowcarbing or losing weight in general.
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Old Mon, Apr-22-13, 11:39
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Chubz, I wonder if you'd get more informed responses if you posted this in the exercise forum? The other weight lifters are more likely to see it there. Just a thought.
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Old Mon, Apr-22-13, 14:07
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Chubz, I wonder if you'd get more informed responses if you posted this in the exercise forum? The other weight lifters are more likely to see it there. Just a thought.


Probably! I will right now.
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Old Mon, Apr-22-13, 14:31
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I use creatine, I put it in my post weight session protein shake.
Mainly as I use the powder version & it don't dissolve very well and I tried it with water, yuck.
If its in my protein shaker with the protein powder it's not gritty & I can shake before each mouthful which avoids a gritty last mouthful.
I would never put it with sugar though.
Hope that helps?
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Old Mon, Apr-22-13, 16:38
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in addition to the reference in my previous post

http://www.jissn.com/content/4/1/6
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Old Sun, Jun-30-13, 11:34
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No need to take creatine with sugar. I never have and i use the stuff regularly. I never achieved more muscle mass but workout are easier and mood improves noticably..
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