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chrisp.
07-01-2008, 12:19 PM
I heard while taking creatine that having caffeine will counteract the results of creatine?

Is it alright to take caffeine before a workout and creatine after?

willldabeast
07-01-2008, 01:13 PM
yes.

gixxer0.6g
07-01-2008, 01:15 PM
I heard while taking creatine that having caffeine will counteract the results of creatine?

Is it alright to take caffeine before a workout and creatine after?

That doesn't make much sense to me. CL recommends you take WF and GM together (energy/stimulant/caffeine + creatine) and it's before workout.

in10city
07-01-2008, 01:30 PM
I heard while taking creatine that having caffeine will counteract the results of creatine?

Is it alright to take caffeine before a workout and creatine after?
Caffeine may (not conclusively proven) have some negative effects on the creatine transporter but if you are taking 5g + of creatine per day that *should* to be enough to override those effects and still saturate your muscles.

Just to give you a bit of perspective, one of the studies used a caffeine dose of 5 mg / kg.

Read this as well : http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/berardi5.htm