So do you cycle creatine or not?

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  1. ZeeMox

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    :mad: I have read all kinds of crap about creatine on these forums, and still haven't found a solid answer as to whether or not you need cycle creatine or not. Some book I read on it said no - but then they said their studies were ~1 month long :ugh2:

    So some kind of deffinitive answer on this? Maybe exactly how you're supposed to cycle?

    Also, what should I do for a loading phase on CEE? What about Mono? (I have a little bit of Mono I got for free from a friend, but I ordered a tub of CEE)
     
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    mono is better. 5g a day.
     
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    From all that I've heard, it sounds like CEE is somewhat overhyped, but is either one really all that different?

    And isn't 5g a day a fairly normal amount? Does this mean you don't recommend a loading phase?
     
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    CEE is just mono with an ester attached so the cell can abosorb it without any other nutrience, in theory. It's supposed to be better absorbed with lower water retention, so far I dont see much of a difference :dunno:
     
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    Creatine isnt a steriod or something incredibly awful, you dont need to cycle it. period
     
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    So shortly after coming off of it, your body will begin to produce it naturally just as it did before? Hindering this is the only reason I could see you should cycle it, and the studies I've seen WERE short. I wouldn't want to do any long term damage.
     
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    I've always loaded with mono but it doesn't really matter. :dunno:
     
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    i cycle it to feel the effects again... it effectiveness deminishes after time for me
     
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    I go off it before races to drop water retention.
     
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    Creatine is something that can attach to Phosphate and their ''link'' (I dunno what it's called in English) is what contains energy. Having more Creatine means that you will have more energy during the time which the body uses the ATP-CP energy source (which is around 10 seconds, I've read up to 30 sec sometimes). Creatine can be found in food (mainly steak) so stop worrying, take it, it's the cheapest, safest, most scientifically supported supplement.
     
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    I inject creatine with an oral syringe up my butt.
     
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    I heard it was better when you took a hot bubble bath and add it to the water. Creatine would go in your body by osmosis. Sure, some soap will enter the body too, but it can make up the fact that you're bulking, for example, because the food you eat is not clean enough.
     
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    a syringe with no needle.
     
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    You read a "book" on creatine?
     
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    Well, not a novel :hsugh: It was smaller than The Cut Diet book, so it took me all of 20 minutes to read.

    Books like that are more like brochures with bindings.
     
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    Well, thanks for all the advice. I still haven't recieved a straight response on a loading phase - does that mean most of you just start taking it and don't worry about loading?
     
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    CEE, no loading
    Mono, load (in my experience and others I know)
     
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    Thanks!

    My work in this thread is done.
     
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    I always run clomid and nolvadex for 4 weeks after my creatine cycles.
     
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    I'm fairly positive that he was 100% serious.
     
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    Sounds like an STD and an antibiotic. I'm not familiar with these products.
     
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