Simply Creatine Information
Simply Creatine provides:
High Quality Creatine Monohydrate
Increase Lean Body Mass and Strength
Speed Muscle Recovery After Exercise
Serving Size: 1.5 teaspoons (5g)
As a dietary supplement, take 1 1/2 teaspoons (5 grams), mixed into juice or water, 4 times daily for 5 days (loading phase). Thereafter, take 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 to 2 times daily (maintenance dose). For individuals with bodyweights greater than 225 lbs., take 1 1/2 teaspoons 5 to 6 times daily for the loading dose and 2 times daily for the maintenance dose.
Athletes who engage in intense, regular exercise should consume at least 120 oz of water per day. Drink an additional 16 oz of water for every pound lost during exercise.
Q: What is the advantage of taking creatine in a powder versus a capsule or tablet form?
A: Powder can be absorbed by the bloodstream more efficiently than a pill, which has a coating that must be digested first. Also, creatine is taken in gram amountswhich means, you'd need to take 20 1-gram capsules or 40 tablets per day to load. Needless to say, powder is much more efficient.
Q: I have heard conflicting information about cycling creatine. Should I or shouldn't I?
A: Some studies support creatine cycling and others do not. There are a couple of different cycling strategies you can try:
Stay on creatine all the time, but reload once every six weeks
Load for a week, stay in your maintenance phase for six weeks, then stop taking creatine completely for a couple of weeks.
Q: I mix creatine with my workout drink in the morning, but sometimes I don't actually finish it until several hours later. Is creatine stable in solution this long?
A: Creatine monohydrate, when dissolved, is not totally stable in solution, so it's definitely not a good idea to keep it mixed with liquid for days, but there shouldn't be a problem mixing it six to eight hours before it's consumed. Any longer than that and you may be pushing it.
*These statements about Simply Creatine
have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Simply Creatine
is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.