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    Creatine

    Is loading creatine safe?

    Is the loading phase with Creatine necessary to experience any benefits?

    You can reach the same creatine saturation point by taking one serving of Creatine for 30 days as you would from loading for 5 days, but most people aren't interested in waiting a month for results they could see in a week or less.

    When I read that I instantly got interested in loading creatine. So basically I take 15-20 grams of creatine for 7 days then switch over to 5g, and is this safe? And does creatine give you some strength like a pre-workout (not saying it's the same)?
    And which creatine would you recommend?
    I was thinking ON Creatine, recommend me a few others you consider is in the top.
    And it's totally harmless to 15 year old?
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    No need to load creatine. At 15 you should be focusing on food
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    I'm pretty sure your wrong, but care to elaborate...

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    Originally Posted by powercage View Post
    No need to load creatine. At 15 you should be focusing on food
    ^^This

    One day, questions regarding creatine loading will hopefully be obsolete.
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    Originally Posted by powercage View Post
    No need to load creatine. At 15 you should be focusing on food
    Very well said!

    But to answer ur question op yes, u can load, it is safe but it's not needed
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    Originally Posted by jdies View Post
    Very well said!

    But to answer ur question op yes, u can load, it is safe but it's not needed
    It gives some strength when working out and gives you a bulky look, even if it's not real muscles works fine for me, I get better results :P.
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    You do not need to load with creatine.

    Use mono creatine and take 3g just before training and another 3g straight after in your post workout shake.
    1 yr in and i've dropped over 20% in bodyfat
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    Originally Posted by Mr.VanPeebles View Post

    Use mono creatine and take 3g just before training and another 3g straight after in your post workout shake.
    This is too much creatine daily
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    I was going to take 5g daily but someone posted that loading is not a problem so can someone confirm this? After my 7 days loading I will go back to 5g but with common sense 15g seems way too much?
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    Eat food
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    Originally Posted by XtremeBoss View Post
    I was going to take 5g daily but someone posted that loading is not a problem so can someone confirm this? After my 7 days loading I will go back to 5g but with common sense 15g seems way too much?
    It is a waste of money to load. Have you even read anything we posted above?
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    Originally Posted by powercage View Post
    Eat food
    ^^^ That

    Eat big, sleep big, lift big. Wait until you're 18+ to use any suppliments. You can't out train poor nutrition, no matter what suppliments you take.
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    It's not really a waste, creatine is so cheap. I'll just stick to my protein for now :P.
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    Originally Posted by powercage View Post
    This is too much creatine daily
    How is 6g too much daily? Most recommend 2-5g, and it's hard to measure out a solid 5g since most monohydrates don't come with a scoop. I just dip my teaspoon in and put it in my whey. I'm sure that's 6g or so.
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    Originally Posted by Maxwell1995 View Post
    How is 6g too much daily? Most recommend 2-5g, and it's hard to measure out a solid 5g since most monohydrates don't come with a scoop. I just dip my teaspoon in and put it in my whey. I'm sure that's 6g or so.
    You are wasting a gram every time you take it.

    A tsp is 5g by the way.
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    Originally Posted by Shermanatorx View Post
    You are wasting a gram every time you take it.

    A tsp is 5g by the way.
    1 gram of ON Micronized Creatine is literally less than a cent. I'm fine with using an extra gram. Yes, but I'm assuming that's probably leveled off. I don't take the time to level my scoops, I just throw in whatever is in the spoon, which is normally a little more than 5g I'm sure
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    Originally Posted by Maxwell1995 View Post
    1 gram of ON Micronized Creatine is literally less than a cent. I'm fine with using an extra gram. Yes, but I'm assuming that's probably leveled off. I don't take the time to level my scoops, I just throw in whatever is in the spoon, which is normally a little more than 5g I'm sure
    Thousands have died from that exact philosophy.

    You have 7 days.
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    Originally Posted by Shermanatorx View Post
    Thousands have died from that exact philosophy.

    You have 7 days.
    Dangit :\
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