Re: Metformin/creatine...My OWN experiences!!!
Posted by w8lifter on March 20, 1997 at 17:50:26:
In Reply to: Metformin/creatine...mild AS results? posted by great white on March 20, 1997 at 15:49:28:
I know that on paper, Metformin and creatine usage looks like you may
get incredible gains, but from my experiences, that was not so.
I took 500mg of Metformin with Phosphagen HP, 3 x day, plus 2 doses of HP
without the Metformin (loading phase) and being that Metformin is a glucose
disposal agent, I think it did the job TOO WELL...after 5 days of loading,
then 2 weeks of maintenance with 1-2 servings of HP a day with 1 dose of Metformin,
I only gained 2lbs, if that......now usually i gain AT LEAST 4-6lbs on the loading
phase as well as a few more during maitenance, but this was not the case.
I subseuently stopped Metformin, but still take creatine, but still
have not gained.
So I postulate that :
1) Metformin disposed of Glucose too well, so much that there was no uptake into the
muscles ((even though Metformin increases Insulin sensitivity, and the uptake of glucose
into the muscles.))
2) I took Metformin at the wrong time....with the Phosphagen HP, as opposed to a half hour before
or a half hour after....which ever may work better???
or 3) Metformin really is not all that it is cracked up to be, and only a small % of people will respond well
to Metformin, or people with low insulin sensitivity.
I also would like to know why I actually experienced WORSE results with the Metformin
- Re: You answered your own question! Animal 18:28:02 3/20/97
- Re: You answered your own question! w8lifter 18:43:58 3/20/97 (5)