Creatine Discussion- LG Sciences
Some Simple Facts on Choosing Creatine
What is The Best Creatine Product?
With so many creatine products available today, how do you choose which one is best? Which product will deliver results at an affordable price?
Choose the Proper Amount
First off, you will want to make sure that your whichever brand you choose actually contains a significant amount of creatine, as you need a minimum of 3-5g daily so see significant. Many products hide the creatine in a proprietary blend so you don't know exactly how much you are getting. If you see creatine near last on the list of a proprietary blend totalling only 5g, there's probably not much of it in the product!
Choose the Type that delivers
Once you have determined that your product does indeed contain a minimum of 3-5g, you need to look at the types of creatine included. Any quality product will either include or be entirely comprised of creatine monohydrate. This form of the compound has the most scientific evidence backing its benefits by a long shot and also has a huge body of anecdotal evidence supporting its use to boost muscle size and performance.
Don't buy into Rumors
There is a rumor going around online that the monohydrate form will bloat you. The truth is that the “bloating” is largely overblown and you will probably not even notice it unless you are using a massive amount - 20g or more daily.
Look at other forms of Creatine
Besides creatine monohydrate, good blends will also include other forms of creatine such as magnesium chelate, ethyl ester, and creatine malate. The reason that it’s important to take different forms is that some are absorbed through different pathways. When you take a blend, you have a better chance at getting the creatine muscle saturation that you’re looking for. There are, however, some forms of creatine to watch out for. Certain forms such as creatine decanoate offer no real advantage and are actually more difficult for your body to fully absorb. Another form called tricreatine malate does not actually even exist! All it consists of is the monohydrate form and malic acid mixed together. This gives no added benefits and was only given a different name as a marketing tactic!
Wrapping it all up...Anything Else you should Know?
So your formula has at least 3-5g creatine and contains multiple forms including monohydrate...what else do you need? Many formulas add carbohydrates such as dextrose or waxy maize to increase creatine uptake into the muscle. This type of product will also sometimes contain ingredients to increase insulin sensitivity such as momordica to further drive carbs and creatine into the muscle. Products containing these insulin mimickers should only be taken after working out; if they are taken before working out the user may experience low blood sugar levels at the worst possible time – during the heaviest part of their workout.
What Are some good one on the market?
Two very good products that have your bases covered are LG Sciences Anadraulic State GT and LG Sciences Postal. Anadraulic State GT is a pre-workout booster with plenty of creatine as well as fast acting carbohydrates along with extras like energy boosters and test boosters, and Postal is great to cover all your post-workout creatine needs. There are many creatine products available on the market today, and the best are going to be the ones that deliver a sufficient amount of a blend of effective forms of creatine along with the nutrients needed to enhance uptake in the muscle.