Can you effectively mix creatine with your coffee?

Can you effectively mix creatine with your coffee?

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  1. Yes, you can, but you should not.
    Caffeine and creatine should not be taken together.
    It can cause stomach discomfort.
    Some studies say caffeine blunts the effects of creatine, newer studies disagree.
    More research is needed.

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  2. A popular sports and strength supplement being extensively used since the early 90s is creatine. Is coffee a diuretic? Does creatine hold water in the muscles? There has been a lot of controversy and confusion about whether creatine and caffeine be combined for a better ergogenic effect. Some earlier studies suggested that creatine and caffeine oppose each other, primarily because coffee is a diuretic and creatine has a property of holding water in the muscles.

    Can you effectively mix creatine with your coffee?

    This entire confusion actually stems from a single study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology in 1996, by a team of Belgian researchers led by K. Vandenberghe. The study involved two groups, one consuming both creatine and caffeine together, and one consuming creatine alone. The results showed that the creatine-only group experienced modest improvements in overall performance during bouts of intermittent exercise, but there was no improvement seen in the group taking both creatine and caffeine. But there were a number of issues with the study. Firstly, the study only looked at overall training performance and did not examine the actual creatine uptake into the muscles. Just because, one group performed better only on caffeine, that does not mean, in any way that caffeine was negating the effects of creatine in the other group. The second issue was that there is no study after this single study, which proved the same.
    So, is coffee a diuretic? To understand the confusion, it has been already proven in a number of studies and is part of my book on coffee that caffeine is a very weak diuretic, and these properties of creatine and caffeine have nothing to do with their effectiveness as an ergogenic aid. The later studies have negated these controversies and shown that creatine and caffeine combined can be a good ergogenic aid.
    Read the complete article here: IS COFFEE A DIURETIC – CAN YOU TAKE CREATINE & CAFFEINE TOGETHER?|We R Stupid

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  3. You certainly can. I don’t recommend it if you drink coffee for the flavor. Creatine is supposedly flavorless, but I used to take it and I didn’t find that to be true. I tried it in coffee, and it totally threw off the flavor. Maybe I’m just hyper-sensitive to certain tastes, as some people are. For example I sweeten my coffee with stevia, but if I do that for my sister she can’t stand it. Claims it “tastes like stevia” and I can’t really tell.

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  4. I recently read about this in a few publications and heard about it from some of my clients. The notion that you should not combine creatine and caffeine because creatine induces water retention and caffeine increases water loss. To put it another way, the two supplements cancel each other out.
    I wanted to address this for anyone who was perplexed. Here’s a quick rundown of my credentials: Bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics, International Sports Science Association certification as a fitness trainer, nutrition coach, and S&C coach, 10 years of personal training experience. I am a voracious reader of scientific literature in the field of sports medicine. I’m a coffee and creatine junkie:)
    Creatine boosts creatine phosphate reserves in the muscles, which improves athletic performance, especially during short bursts of high-intensity activity. Caffeine inhibits adenosine receptors (our “tiredness” receptors), increasing energy, focus, and general athletic performance. With these functions in mind, it is evident that these two supplements do not oppose each other, but rather work together to promote athletic performance.
    Finally, the water changes caused by creatine and caffeine are insignificant. Furthermore, there are relatively few situations in which these supplements would be used explicitly for their water manipulation effects. One example would be the usage of caffeine to induce water loss in order for a weight-class athlete to’make weight.’ Another example would be a bodybuilder looking to ‘puff up’ using creatine’s water retention. (Not that it would make much of a difference, given that the highest water retention from creatine use appears to be around 2lbs.)
    These articles and so-called experts fail to address these highly special settings, instead treating them as the norm rather than the exception. (I believe this is merely to be controversial and edgy, but that’s a debate for another day.)

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  5. Answer Is yes, you can mix coffee with creatine. To meet the physical demands of intense training and physical activity, many will look for supplements like creatine and caffeine to boost strength, power, and stamina during a workout.

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  6. Creatine works well due to osmotic pressure. I really have not read any study that shows that caffeine blunts creatine absorption so I guess you can mix the two

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  7. Yes, adding creatine to coffee is ideal because it mixes very quickly and easily. There is no effect to the absorption and you also get the benefit of the caffeine if taking pre-workout. This is one of the safest pre-workout combinations you can create, and it is also very cheap.
    Adding creatine also does not impact the taste of coffee at all.

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  8. Yes. The effects caffeinated drinks on creatine are a myth. Creatine is not affected by caffeine in drinks. Tea and coffee do not affect creatine absorption. I’ve taken creatine this way for years.

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  9. Sure you can. How effectively I’m not sure as I’ve never done it. The creatine nowadays is so ground down it’s like icing sugar texture wise so it will probably mix good. Heck throw some glycerol in there and you might have the best pump ever. Good luck.

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  10. Hey there Alan! Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that helps to supply energy to cells in the body. It is found in meat and fish and can also be synthesised in the laboratory. Creatinine is a by-product of creatine and is excreted in the urine. Coffee is a drink made from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. It contains caffeine, which is a stimulant.
    Can you effectively mix creatine with your coffee? The answer appears to be yes. According to an article I read, researchers found that mixing creatine with coffee increased the creatinine level in the blood , indicating better absorption of the supplement.
    The article believes that coffee may help increase the absorption of creatine, making it more effective for those who want to improve their physical performance. This is good news for athletes and bodybuilders who often take creatine supplements.
    So, what does this mean? It’s possible that the combination of creatine and coffee may help your muscles work harder and improve your performance. However, more research is needed to confirm these benefits.
    If you decide to mix creatine with coffee, be sure to drink plenty of water.

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  11. Yes you can but if you are prone to digestive issues must be careful , make sure the coffee is hot because creatine is very hard to get dissolved even the micronized ones

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