Posted by metal_mecca43
well for one.. your body can use no more than 5g creatine at a time. so loading stages are bullshit.
also... monohydrate and dyhydrates are bullshit.. they are water/glucose soluable, so they need water and/or sugar to get into yout muscles (cells that make up muscles)
you want to try and get a creatine ethel ester. (like blast cycle by fizogen)
ethel ester's are fat soluable; meaning it wont pull water or glucouse into your muscles so when you off cycle the mass you gained wont dwindle away (as much). that is what i've learned over the years... if you are only gonna do cheap things. take caffeine and/or a creatine(not pills) shake (no caffeine if you take a creatine drink) before your workout and fruit and amino acid pills after the workout. that is the best way to go
Dude, there are so many biochemically inaccurate things here.
1) Creatine monhydrate/dihydrate being bullshit. I wouldn't say bullshit, it's just that they are all the same when in aqueous solution
2) There is no such thing as sugar soluble. Sugar is not a solvent. Water is a solvent. The reason you should take it with water is obvious, but less obvious why you need to have take it with carbohydrates
Creatine phosphate helps restore the triphosphate (or high energy state) form of ATP. ATP is made in your body from glycolysis and the citric acid cycle (from sugar). Taking creatine with sugar helps potentiate the effects. This has been clinically shown and published. This makes sense since you need sugar to make ATP and you need ATP/ADP in high amounts for creatine to be able to do anything.
3) Creatine ethyl esters are lipophylic, but that doesn't have anything to do with water retention. Creatine exists as a salt. It's going to pull water, which is why you need to take it with lots of water. Because it is charged and a salt means that it's cellular uptake is reduced. The ethyl ester form, being lipophylic means that it is more soluble in low ionic strength environments (i.e. the membrane of cells). Therefore, in theory, this form is absorbed more readily in cells. There are claims that the ethyl ester form has a longer serum half life, but there appears to be no real study on this. Heck, a pubmed search on creatine ethyl ester only gets 14 hits.