Date of publication: 2017-09-04 06:51
Hi Mike, I just found your blog and I am amazed truly. Very informative indeed. I have started lifting recently. I am taking whey protein after my work out and eating a good and clean diet. I work out 9-5 days a week. I am 79 year old female with height 5 8767 7 8798 and weight kilos. Fat % is 79. My body overall is pretty lean except my tummy and thighs. I have noticed that I feel washed out during work out. I am planning to add creatine to my diet and want to lower down body fat and get rid of that stubborn tummy and love handles. I also have an over ambitious dream of getting visible abs. Which exercises would you recommend for me? any special diet that would help? Thanks tons.
When exercising in heat, supplemental creatine (loading phase with carbohydrates) appears to be able to reduce symptoms of hyperthermia, such as perceived physical exertion.  Despite physical performance enhancement only occurring in responders, the benefits of heat tolerance occurred in both groups of people. 
Creatine is not only used by athletes to improve their overall performance, but it may also help treat a range of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders and improve cognitive ability.
i have read that it is best to take creatine in a juice such as apple to help with delivery. insulin helps deliver it to the muscles . one is this true and second can i put it with water and eat the apple or (not an acidic fruit or juice) what ever it would be and get same results.
Creatine is a naturally-occurring amino acid (protein building block) that's found in meat and fish, and also made by the human body in the liver, kidneys, and pancreas. It is converted into creatine phosphate or phosphocreatine and stored in the muscles, where it is used for energy. During high-intensity, short-duration exercise, such as lifting weights or sprinting, phosphocreatine is converted into ATP, a major source of energy within the human body.
The main storage area of creatine in the human body is the skeletal (contractile) muscle, which holds true for other animals. Therefore, consumption of skeletal muscle (meat products) is the main human dietary source of creatine. Since vegetarians and vegans lack the main source of dietary creatine intake, which has been estimated to supply half of the daily requirements of creatine in normal people, both vegetarians and vegans have been reported to have lower levels of creatine.   This also applies to other meat-exclusive nutrients, such as L-Carnitine. 
After supplementation of creatine monohydrate (loading phase, followed by 69 weeks maintenance), creatine precursors are decreased by up to 55% (loading) or 85% (maintenance), which suggests a decrease in endogenous creatine synthesis during supplementation.  This appears to occur through creatine&rsquo s own positive feedback and suppression of the l-arginine:glycine amidinotransferase enzyme, the rate-limiting step in creatine synthesis, as levels of intermediates before this stage are typically elevated by up to 75%. 
Hey mike. What do you think about Pro-lab 8767 s creatine monohydrate, also i have been working out since a year now and i will be turning 68 in 9 months should i start this supplement. Is it true that creatine monohydrate could cause erectile dysfunction ?
i 8767 m a wrestler and lacrosse player, a huge factor in both sports is muscle and size. is 68-69 too to start taking creatine? i lift weights already but am looking to get much bigger and stronger for high school.
This claim has not been demonstrated at this time, and a recent comparative study of buffered creatine against basic creatine monohydrate found no significant differences between the two in 86 resistance trained individuals, in regard to the effects or the accumulation of creatine in muscle tissue.  There also were no significant differences in the amount of adverse side-effects reported.
My perceptions changed dramatically when i was told by a very nice highly experienced n sizzilin lady, when i was showing off my biceps n askin her to feel how hard they were, she said dat she doesnt care bout my biceps, the only thing that matters to her is my DICK!!
I 8776 ve been taking 5g of Creatine Monohydrate PWO for several weeks and just saw your recommendation about the loading stage. Do you recommend the loading stage to do now despite the fact that I 8767 ve already been supplementing with it?
I recently stopped taking creatine because i have heard that once you stop taking creatine, the muscle bennefits you have gained from the creatine are lost. So is it true that order to keep the improvements that i have made from the creatine, i would have to continue regularly using creatine for the rest of my life?