Can creatine supplements reduce the calories used or slow metabolism? Some people think it does. That’s a recent question I received so I decided to answer it in this latest video.
A common question I get is regarding creatine added to pre workout drinks. Many companies put creatine in their pre workout supplements, and many people add creatine their home made pre workout drinks, but should they?
I have the facts on creatine being added to pre workout drinks in this vid!
Creatine is one of the few dietary supplements that have a very solid scientific support for its efficacy in increasing strength, explosive performance and muscle mass. So the question in not whether it is effective, but rather how to supplement it to reap maximal effectiveness?
There are several theories on how to take creatine; some say your should load and then lower the dose, while others say you can get good results by a low dosage regimen without loading. Yet others say you should cycle the creatine and take breaks from it in between cycles. And then we have the issue of dosages and how to ingest it. In addition there is a lot of confusion about the myriad for creatine forms that claim to be superior over the golden standard creatine monohydrate. Are the new fancy creatine-super-duper formulations really worth their price? Let’s review it all here and see what the research is saying.
Folks, firstly a quick update on the state of another “improved” form of creatine, which when put under real scientific scrutiny, didn’t live up to it’s claims (read hype and pseudo science) as I predicted in a prior article (The Creatine Graveyard). Additional comments with links to the study, can be found here The Creatine Graveyard Update 2012!
In this latest vid in the creatine series, I answer the common Q regarding the impact of caffeine on creatine:
Is creatine safe for Teens? A common question I get often, from both parents and teens, via email etc. The answer may not be what you are expecting!
A common question I get is creatine timing. Before workouts? After? Other? I cover that topic in the latest vid in the creatine series.
Does creatine monohydrate cause “bloating” as is claimed by sellers of alternative forms and some users? In this vid, I address that issue: