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littleman69
09-25-2001, 12:06 PM
I make my protein (whey+water) at 8am. I drink (or eat it, as I like to think) at 3:30pm. Is this alright? Ppl always say prepare it and then drink it, but it's damn inconvenient. SO I ask this question and hope someone will make my day with the answer I want .

The_Chicken_Daddy
09-25-2001, 01:07 PM
between 8am and 3:30 is fine.

littleman69
09-25-2001, 01:32 PM
how come? what makes you so sure? I want to continue my practice, but not waste my cash.

The_Chicken_Daddy
09-25-2001, 01:35 PM
why do you think it will degrade in the space of a few hours?

you keep your whey in a tub - why doesn;t it degrade in that environment?

littleman69
09-25-2001, 01:36 PM
i think that because I've been told this numerous times and I want to debunk or confirm this myth.

The_Chicken_Daddy
09-25-2001, 03:14 PM
Are you getting mixed up with the statement that says creatine turns into creatinine in water over prolonged periods ?

elmo354
09-25-2001, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
Are you getting mixed up with the statement that says creatine turns into creatinine in water over prolonged periods ?

Really? Over how long of a period? Because I make my creatine drink before I go to the gym and end up drinking it about an hour and a half to two hours later.

I'm pretty sure it can't go bad in this short of a period but I just want to be sure. Thanks

KryptoAllez
09-25-2001, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by elmo354
Really? Over how long of a period? Because I make my creatine drink before I go to the gym and end up drinking it about an hour and a half to two hours later.

I'm pretty sure it can't go bad in this short of a period but I just want to be sure. Thanks

Yes, creatine will break down into other chemicals that your body cannot use. Creatine is not stable in a liquid form. Protein on the other hand, is just made up of amino acids, you can't break amino acids any further down so with protein drinks, no problem.

syntekz
09-25-2001, 09:27 PM
What about those new creatine drinks. Not the serums, but the actual drinks that contain a serving(5g) of creatine.

How do they justify that it's stable?

PowerManDL
09-25-2001, 10:26 PM
It's not.

The_Chicken_Daddy
09-26-2001, 05:58 AM
exactly.

beercan
09-26-2001, 06:18 AM
Just put the powder into a bottle, take it with you, then add water and shake it up when you're ready to drink it....

Tryska
09-26-2001, 06:41 AM
no 'can. that would be too much like right. god forbid anyone uses logic.

Mystic Eric
09-30-2001, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by KryptoAllez


Yes, creatine will break down into other chemicals that your body cannot use. Creatine is not stable in a liquid form. Protein on the other hand, is just made up of amino acids, you can't break amino acids any further down so with protein drinks, no problem.

uhh, i think you're wrong on that statement. protein does denature when exposed to harsh conditions like extreme heat.