Creatine to Creatinine?

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  1. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

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    I've heard from a few places that if you don't drink your creatine monohydrate right away, it will turn to creatinine and be pissed out.

    Usually I mix creatine and Xtend before I go to the gym, and drink it over the next hour or so. Is it true that you have to drink it right away? My friend just mentioned it and I did find a few articles with a google search that mentioned it, but wanted to get your opinions.

    edit* saw on another site that it may only pertain to the serum-based creatine. Is that the only circumstance or is the water soluble powder at risk from turning into creatinine? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Not worth worrying about. I wouldn't leave it sitting in solution all day but an hour isn't a concern.
     
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    I don't think the conversion to creatinine happens in your shaker cup bro.
     
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    Just updating this thread for future reference. T-nation just released a good article on Creatine, containing the following:

     
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