Timing of Creatine Delivery
Not trying to start a discussion of the merits or dangers of creatine... but are there any guidelines as to when it should be taken in regards to meals or workouts? For example, if it's being taken three times a day, is it best to space it out evenly (as in 7am, 12noon, and 5pm, for example) or to focus it around workouts (either an hour before or an hour afterward as examples)? Does it matter if it is taken along with meals, or should it be taken on an empty stomach, or spaced in between meals, or even in place of meals?
It DOES have a lot of high GI carbs... mostly dextrose, from what I can tell, as a "delivery system"... so it's tricky to keep the ratios in sync. I had to tweak my diet (I know Chappy... too much tweaking and I'll go blind... and now my kidneys will turn to crystals from the creatine too), and I'm now at 45%/45%/10%... we'll see how that goes for the next three weeks. I'll definitely be cycling on and off the creatine (three weeks on, one week off).
Any advice about the timing thing would be helpful... like I said, I'm not really interested in arguing the merits or dangers of the stuff... just when to take it.
from Philly, dude.