Biotest

Creatine Malate Directions


#1

The label for Creatine Malate says to take immediately before or after training. But I think I saw on a live spill that it’s OK to mix with Anaconda or Plazma – is it OK to do that (i.e. take during training rather than before or after)?

(I’m specifically asking for the malate, but I’d be interested to know if the answer is the same for the monohydrate, whose label says ‘preferably after training’)

Thanks!


#2

It’s not necessary to add any anything to Anaconda or Plazma, but if you like <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/creatine-malate"target=“new”>Creatine Malate or <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/creatine"target=“new”>Creatine Monohydrate, you may add it to our workout nutrition supplements.

Keep in mind, these must be 100% pure creatine products with nothing added, like the ones we offer in the Biotest store. Some creatine products on the market have added ingredients which would interfere with the Plazma and Anaconda formulas.


#3

Hey CS,

I’ve got a bunch of the Biotest Creatine Monohydrate sitting around (I bought like a 4 pack a while ago). I see in the post above you’re saying it’s okay to add to Anaconda, how about MAG-10? Does it matter if I’m on Indigo? Lastly would it be better instead to use at a differnt time of the day, say at Breakfast or before bed? I train at around 5:30 so it’s Indigo at around 4, snack 4:45, Anaconda at about 5:15-6:30 and MAG-10 at about 7-7:30.

Thanks Chris!


#4

There should be no problem taking creatine with <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/store/products/mag-10"target=“new”>MAG-10.

As the authors of our article, <a href="http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/new_uses_for_creatine"target=“new”>New Uses for Creatine, discuss in their Livespill, creatine works via saturation. Take it consistently and it’ll do its job. Timing isn’t that much of a concern with daily usage (5-10 grams is typical.) That said, anecdotal evidence is that timing it around your workout may help with performance in that session. Dr. Jeffery Stout, in a past T-Nation interview with me, said he always takes his pre-workout, though any time of day is fine once you’re fully saturated, which will happen with daily usage even if you don’t load.

It’s perfectly fine to use creatine along with Indigo-3G.


#5

[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
There should be no problem taking creatine with <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/store/products/MAG-10"target=“new”>MAG-10.

As the authors of our article, <a href="http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/new_uses_for_creatine"target=“new”>New Uses for Creatine, discuss in their Livespill, creatine works via saturation. Take it consistently and it’ll do its job. Timing isn’t that much of a concern with daily usage (5-10 grams is typical.) That said, anecdotal evidence is that timing it around your workout may help with performance in that session. Dr. Jeffery Stout, in a past T-Nation interview with me, said he always takes his pre-workout, though any time of day is fine once you’re fully saturated, which will happen with daily usage even if you don’t load.

It’s perfectly fine to use creatine along with Indigo-3G.

[/quote]

Awesome, thanks!