I'm finally gonna buy my first creatine supplement, but i was wondering what kind was better and gave more results....Creatine Monohydrate or Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE)....What would you recommend, if you've tried both or just know one to be better, thanks!
06-30-2006, 09:15 PM #1
Help....Creatine Monohydrate vs. Creatine Ethyl Ester
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I would recommend Creatine Ethyl Ester because it is more easily absorbed by the body and you don't need as large doses with it. Howver, many still use creatine monhydrate because it is tried and true. Trust me though, creatine is not necessary. It works great for some of my friends, but I'm a non-responder and have made great gains without using it. i tried some for a while but there wasn't a difference from when I didn't use it. Anyway, go ahead and try some if you like. CEE is probably best.
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It kind of costs the same,
Mono = $20 for 100 days assuming you take 10g a day
CEE = $20 for 100 days assuming you take 5g a day
I am going to switch over to mono again because of no bad taste.
If you dont respond, why not try:
1.6g Betaine Anhydrous
Both are dirt cheap in bulk, about $5 for per 100g of whichever one.
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id tottally reccomend creatine mono, it gave me the best results and i went through a whole tub of CEE and didnt get ****, and it tasted NASTY, stick with some mono nd youll be gladNational Academy of Sports Medicine
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studies have shown muscle creatine saturation can be maintained at daily amounts of as little as 0.03g/kg, so 5g is more than enough for the average person.
unless you're loading, there's no point in taking 10g a day - most of it'll just get pissed away and put unnecessary strain on your kidneys.
i like your idea of taking it with protein. studies have shown that you need a ridiculous amount of glucose to exert a strong enough insulin response to make a difference to creatine uptake (20g glucose per g creatine), but by mixing it with protein you can half this glucose requirement.my 6-week Novedex XT log:
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Creatine Ethylester Converts to Creatinine and Should be Avoided
Not long ago I wrote a blog called the “Creatine Graveyard” where I took a look at the various “high tech” forms of creatine (see list in the Graveyard blog) with a specific focus on Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE) as a study had just been published putting CEE in a less than positive light.
The study found found CEE to be inferior to creatine monohydrate (CM) and so, CEE was dumped into the graveyard along with a bunch of others. No big shock to yours truly, additional research appears to confirm CEE is a poor choice for a replacement for CM, and now we have this latest study that finds CEE converts to creatinine (which has no ergogenic effects), which = people using CEE are throwing their hard earned $$$ away as far as I am concerned.
This study concludes “creatine ethyl ester is a pronutrient for creatinine rather than creatine under all physiological conditions encountered during transit through the various tissues, thus no ergogenic effect is to be expected from supplementation.”
In other words, as I’ve been saying for a long time now , stop wasting your money…
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