Okay, so, bottom line - best price/best quality creatine, whey, casein available

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  1. Daveee

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    Time to stock up. I'm still researching creatine and its effects so I won't be jumping right in with that until I'm 100% comfortable with it, but I do currently take whey and want to start taking casein. I know I can just eat cottage cheese at the end of the night rather than taking a supplement, but I'm curious as to where I can find the best quality casein powder supplement to take a look at. I understand that you want creatine monohydrate in powder form, is that right? Can anybody direct me to a good source for "lab-quality" creatine?

    Also, I've been using Body Fortress whey because it's $15 for 2lbs at Wally World - I know, getting supplements at Wal-Mart is a lot like getting them at GNC, but the nutrition in the product is fairly sound, it packs in a lot of protein, and it's cheap enough for me to afford. What's the best deal I can find for whey online, maybe whey that is from a slightly better company than Body Fortress? Is unflavored whey and other supplements available to make your own blend or would that not be too cost effective?

    As for the casein - is that something you want to take more than once a day, or is it mostly only for the night time because it breaks down slowly while you sleep? Either way, what's a good quality source of this stuff in supplement form, along with some natural sources as well?


    Finally, a quick question regarding AIFM - I know that there have been nothing but rave reviews about this stuff on this forum and I've yet to find anything super negative on other forums about it. Am I playing with fire if I try this stuff out? Should I focus on maintaining a clean and balanced diet and stick with basic supps like vitamins/protein before worrying about AIFM?

    Sorry for the long thread. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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    Is that a good source/good creatine though? I'm not even going to buy it until I fully understand its uses, pro's/con's, etc. anyways, I just want to know what prices I'll be looking at when I make the decision to start
     
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    Best creatine - whatever is cheapest. If you're going to order AIFM, I'm sure Anafit CEE is perfectly fine

    Best whey only - I would say Optimum Nutrition (ON) 100% whey

    Best blend - BSN syntha 6 as more of a meal replacement (i.e. contains more calories, plus carbs and fat) or At Large Nitrean has a VERY nice blend. After that I'd say Syntrax Matrix 5.0 but IIRC it uses cheaper whey sources, milk protein and calcium caseinate instead of michellar casein.
     
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    just get whatevers cheap atm man
     
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    when you say blend - what is it a blend of? Whey and casein or creatine and whey? Actually, a "meal replacement" blend is something I would look at, although I wouldn't use it as an ACTUAL meal replacement very often, more as a meal supplement when I'm at work and can't get home for one of my meals.

    Is EAS whey ( @ Sam's Club) any good? 6lb for 30 bucks is tempting...

    In regards to the creatine, should I be looking at loading that now even though I'm cutting right this second, or should I wait until my next bulk cycle to start it?
     
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    I get everything other than whey from nutraplanet (creatine, waxy etc)

    whey isolate - allthewhey

    blend - syntha
     
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