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j-dearden
11-25-2006, 04:44 AM
Ive read a couple of times that taking creatine before training is better than after, why is this? or do you get the same benefits taking it after, i personnaly take it after my workout.

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peacefrog
11-25-2006, 06:18 AM
From what I've read, creatine increases the levels of ATP in the muscle. Thus you will have more energy available to the muscle when taxing it. Of course, this extra energy comes in handy during a workout - not when you're sleeping after a workout ;)

I'm not sure how long it takes to absorb creatine, and how long the elevated ATP levels last. Perhaps taking it a few hours before a workout will result in maximum ATP levels at the time of your workout. I've never used it before, so I haven't done that much research. I'm sure some other people can give you more detalied information.

Davidelmo
11-25-2006, 07:29 AM
Absorption time is around 45 minutes. The creatine will be around during your workout to increase ATP and after your workout to replenish it.