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Creatine Monohydrate Powder - must it be dissolved in liquid?

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Creatine Monohydrate Powder - must it be dissolved in liquid?

I bought these from Myprotein.

Do they need to be dissolved in a liquid (I usually take mine with my protein shake) or can I pack them in capsules? Would one method of delivery be more effective/efficient than the other?
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Better digestion when it is dissolved, that is why i buy micronized mono
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NLI10D wrote: I bought these from Myprotein.

Do they need to be dissolved in a liquid (I usually take mine with my protein shake) or can I pack them in capsules? Would one method of delivery be more effective/efficient than the other?
It will dissolve in your stomach, plus I don't believe it's that easy to do in a cup or shake. At least I never had a success. I do steer mine a bit. The rest is bro science as there is no scientific proof one way works better than other.I've seen reports of some people having a bit of bloating when they don't try to dissolve it.
I think that's the whole reasons some choose to buy more expensive options, not because they are better(creatine is creatine and $10 1kg is just as goog as $20/100gr creatine),but because those who are affected by having an upset stomach, had less of those side effects with more soluble versions of the creatine.
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I used to just dump the scoop on my tongue and chase it with a gulp of water.
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thanks everyone for the comments. thinking about it now, they're not really that "dissolved" in my protein shake. the tumbler is gritty at the end. I just wanted to pack them in pills since its more convenient to be carrying them around.

I guess i have to try pill form to see if I will get upset stomach.
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NLI10D wrote: thanks everyone for the comments. thinking about it now, they're not really that "dissolved" in my protein shake. the tumbler is gritty at the end. I just wanted to pack them in pills since its more convenient to be carrying them around.

I guess i have to try pill form to see if I will get upset stomach.
I get diarrhea with regular mono even when drinking a gallon water a day if i take more than 2.5g at a time, but at the moment since getting Allmax micronized mono i didn't have diarrhea even with 5g at a time
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NLI10D wrote: thanks everyone for the comments. thinking about it now, they're not really that "dissolved" in my protein shake. the tumbler is gritty at the end. I just wanted to pack them in pills since its more convenient to be carrying them around.

I guess i have to try pill form to see if I will get upset stomach.
Why do you want to carry creatine with you??
It's not a preworkout, you can take that scoop ( or 5-10 pills,depending on their 0,00,000 size) at any time and it will work the same.
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dazz wrote: Why do you want to carry creatine with you??
It's not a preworkout, you can take that scoop ( or 5-10 pills,depending on their 0,00,000 size) at any time and it will work the same.
I often times forget to put my daily scope serving. When i did have the pilled version it was really convenient to have a couple stashed in my gym bag/truck/office drawer so I always have some handy.
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