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Old 11-24-05, 10:16 AM   #1
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Anyone have any experience with EAS?

has anyone used their stuff? is it any good? how 'bout their Endurathon?

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Old 11-24-05, 10:20 PM   #2
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I used EAS Creatine a while ago, worked great. Most brands are the same stuff. EAS is pricey, you could probably find something similar with a lesser known brand name for cheaper. Go to Bodybuilding.com an search for some supplements.
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agree with above.... if they have what you are looking for, it most likely is pretty decent quality and definitely overpriced. A lot of times you can find wholesale places that will sell the stuff at much lower prices.
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agree with above.... if they have what you are looking for, it most likely is pretty decent quality and definitely overpriced. A lot of times you can find wholesale places that will sell the stuff at much lower prices.
on the cheap side, GNC sells creatine cheap. real cheap. on the expensive side, i use creatine with NO Explode from bodybuilding.com. the stuff makes you an animal if you take it 45 mins before your workout (weights) on an empty stomach. though not an expert, its become my 4th best supplement i have discovered in 15 years of weightlifting. my top 5:

1. multi-vitamin (i use centrum performance)
2. whey protein (optimum nutrition)
3. creatine (any - currently GNC)
4. BSN NO explode (use carefully!)
5: omega 3-6-9 oil caps (fish/flax oil)

having said that - you are wasting your money if you are not eating and sleeping correctly! just my opinion...ymmv!
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I thought creatine was a big no no in cycling since it dehydrates you so much? Also, is creatine UCI & USCF legal?
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creatine only seems to "dehydrate me" for a brief period -1-2 hours- after i take it. it is best consumed after a workout anyway, with simple carbs for max absorbtion. i continue to drink fluids during this period, and find i am running to the john more often for a few hours, but later, all is well, and your muscle stores are reloaded with it. not sure if its legal, but i would assume so... typical over the counter product, and you can get the same results by possibly eating 16 oz of red meat a day (i think 8oz provides like 2g creatinine or something like that... close guess i am thinking... not sure)... YMMV
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i take a small dose of creatine every day as was advised to me by a nutritonalist as i am a vegetarian (hence no creatine intake, only the amount my body produces). makes a massive difference to me. enough so that its not placebo imho.

so far havent had any cramping or other issues associated with it and i can definatley lift harder in the weight room.
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i'm a vegetarian. so if i decide to start taking creatine (and i've seen some reports of serious side effects), how much should i be taking?
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it is always best to follow recommendations on the container, but in general, "load" for 3-5 days taking 3-5 servings a day (usually 15-25g) then take 5g/day maintenance. it is best absorbed post workout, with simple sugars (in a clutch i'll even add a few tablespoons of pure sugar to mix it). relax with the side effects; you can have a serious crash too in cycling, but they're rare...
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