Re: CREATINE & INSULIN LEVELS : INFO ON GETTING IT RIGHT
Posted by APF on March 14, 1997 at 21:51:08:
In Reply to: CREATINE & INSULIN LEVELS : INFO ON GETTING IT RIGHT posted by The Truth on March 14, 1997 at 21:00:46:
: Now that you have a handle on Creatine, let's talk about insulin. Insulin is the most powerful anabolic hormone known. It's role in the digestion process is extremely critical. For us bodybuilders, insulin and Creatine combined correctly can produce tremendous gains. Basically, when insulin levels are high Creatine is better absorbed. Also, when insulin levels are high, amino acid uptake in the cell is increased as well as the obvious glucose. All this stuff means is that you have to make sure your insulin levels are high before you ingest Creatine in order to get the most out of it.
Bear in mind that insulin is anabolic in every means - ie: it'll make you fat as well.
: Here's how to do it:
: ***Do not mix Creatine with any citrus juices (i.e. orange, grapefruit, etc.).
: Citrus juices destroy Creatine. Use apple, grape, or cranberry - they seem to
: produce the best results.
The acid in your stomach is far more powerful than the acid in fruit juices. A main problem encountered in mixing creatine in fluids is the eventual degredation of the substance - to be safe, don't leave creatine in your drink for any extended period of time...
: ***Creatine seems to work for only about 14 days. (taking it continuously is a marketing ploy.) So cycle it on for 14 days then go off for 14 days.
Well, this makes no sense - if creatine 'works' via cell volumization, does this mean that after 14 days your cells are no longer volumized? No.
: LOADING PHASE: 5 days @ 5 grams 5 times per day.
: MAINTENANCE PHASE: 2 days @ 10 grams (5 grams twice a day), 2 days @ 20 grams a day.
This may be too much - I believe the convention is 2.5 - 5 grams/day for maintenance
: 1. Take simple sugars to get blood sugar levels high.
This works on an empty stomach.
: 2. Wait 20 minutes and ingest the Creatine. Wait approx. 10 minutes
: and eat your protein and complex carbohydrates to sustain your blood
: sugar levels.
: When using a short acting injectable insulin in conjunction with a high carb diet. Take the insulin subcutaneously then waiting about 10 minutes and taking the Creatine with the simple sugar. The same time schedule is followed as mentioned above. For it to work, the person MUST BE ON A HIGH CARBOHYDRATE DIET!!!
(re: insulin) Please don't give advice on a subject which can be potentially fatal and you don't know anything about...
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