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  1. crtjstr21 is offline

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    I thought the only benefit to cratine was you can workout longer, the idea being it lessens, or gets rid of them faster, the chemicals that are produced as waste when you workout. I don't think it actually helps build muscle by itself, I would guess that it has the same benefits as forced reps.
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    Expensive? I don't know about that...I found that Nature's Best has a pretty good Creatine product and it's better than the EAS stuff.

    Also, if you are doing protein drinks, Nature's Best has some good stuff there as well. Check out Isopure if you are really trying to boost your protein intake.

    As far as the argument of eating more healthful foods goes, I can see the point, but who has the time to literally EAT all that food? A drink or a shake is much more convenient.
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    you dont work at nature's best by any chance?
    just kidding :)

    just with anything else there are lower and higher end products. some of the creatine makers do a shitty job of manufacture. ask some meathead who uses it at the gym and what they think are the best products.
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    As I understand the research, creatine improves recovery time for anaerobic type activities such as sprinting, boxing etc. It is not generally usefull for aerobic type activities. However it is only usefull if you are seriously training hard. It has little or no effect if you are a casual exerciser. It is not generally obtained by just larger quantities of protein since the percentage of creatine is low in normal foods.
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    I'm supposed to be the most anti-supplement person here, but my opinion is this:
    Supplements such as creatine are worth it IF YOU ARE TAKING IT FOR A SPECIFIC REASON.

    In the case of creatine - training it for a specific event, competition, etc. ie to be able to perform to a certain level at a specific date (or period of dates)

    Otherwise (and ignoring the fact many people report no performance change) why are you taking it ?
    Are you planning on outlaying money in order to stay on the supplement forever ?

    You can't just stop taking it and expect to keep what you've gained.
    There are only vague anecdotal accounts from friends of cousins boyfriends who know that you keep [insert x% here] after you go off it.

    The question will then always be, how much would you have gained anyway in that specific period without taking it, and just eating right ?
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    Speaking of EAS and Creatine...anyone read their new propaganda about NO2?

    Sounds like a perpetual-high to me...and not one that your body can sustain.
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    lol @ piss like a race horse


    im not the only one then
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    Creatine is good stuff, all these other people have no idea what they are talking about and probley think creatine is something to do with pcp.....
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    just good to a bodybuilder form and read the studys for yourself, www.bodybuilder.com/forum
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    Originally posted by jubei33
    you dont work at nature's best by any chance?
    just kidding :)
    :-)) Knew that was coming. No I don't, but they have some really good products. I wish I worked there so I could get a discount.

    As far as EAS is concerned, I think they are trying to replace Weider as the most reviled, sugar loaded product line that exists.
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