Re:Another 2 cents from ......
Posted by Another Jeff on March 19, 1997 at 11:13:19:
In Reply to: Re:Synergism or antagonism ? posted by Animal on March 19, 1997 at 09:44:54:
: : : The other day I was reading the latest issue of MMK2, in fact a letter from someone asking about using creatine and metformin (Glucophage) at the same time. The answer was disconcerting to me: the two products would fight each other, one raising blood sugar levels, while the other would diminish it. Well, I never heard anything about creatine having this sort of 'insulin mimicker' properties. Since soon I will try the BodyOpus diet, and I will use metformin to speed up reaching the ketogenic state, I'm concerned about having to stop taking creatine while dieting. And this leads to another point: most probably many guys out there are taking creatine along with vanadyl sulfate, wich is another insulin-mimicker (far less effective than metformin, though). Would those folks been experiencing lessening effects from these stack ??
: You gotta wonder what they are thinking over there sometimes! Maybe they just think about their money too much and feel that idiots like us will believe anything they spew out. Metformin in designed to INHIBIT sugar rushes by binding it at the small intestine. As far as I can see this would shunt the insulin rise that you want taking creatine. I've made and taken met. and I only took it with meals. Anarchy in the USA!
Creatine does not cause an increase in sugar and there
is synergism not antagonism. You take creatine with
a sugary drink to cause an insulin spike because of
the theory that insulin will cause a greater uptake
of the creatine into the cells along with the glucose
and aminos but creatine doesn't cause the sugar
increase. I find it hard to believe the gang at MM2k
would make such a blatant error- no offence but
could you have misread the article?
If, as you say, Metformin mimicks insulin by causing
a greater uptake of glucose, aminos and creatine
into the cells, then it might be good to take a high
glycemic carb drink with creatine and metformin as
a post workout recovery drink. The insulin and metformin
would both work together to increase refueling and
creatine uptake. This idea only works if metformin
acts as an insulin mimicker. If Animal is right and
the metformin inhibits sugar by binding inside the
small intestine, then this theory is all wrong.
- Here is more about metformin and creatine WG 18:29:42 3/19/97
- Re:Another 2 cents from ...... great white 14:22:55 3/19/97
- Re:That's a good one!. Animal 14:48:53 3/19/97
- Re:That's a good one!. Animal 14:48:53 3/19/97 (0)