Okay, I’ve got some people reading me now — maybe you people can make yourselves useful. I’ve been taking creatine for my workouts. Most of the stuff that I have seen has agreed on these points:
- It is ok to take creatine with water or juice, but you are probably better off taking it with water, but you should never take it with citrus juice because the acid breaks it down.
- There has been a study that says that you don’t get any effect from creatine if you take it with caffeine, but that was only one study and it hasn’t been duplicated, so don’t worry too much about it.
- Heat doesn’t bother it until you get to about 300C, so there isn’t any worry about mixing it with hot water, and in fact you should do it that way to get it to dissolve well.
So here is my dilemma: am I ok taking my creatine with coffee? I know it isn’t going to hurt me, but I don’t want to waste it. I’m more likely to take it that way on a blah day. I normally take it in water — hot water from the coffee machine to dissolve it, and then fill the glass with cold water to make it drinkable. But am I wasting my time by putting it in coffee?
(I know that I am wasting my time by working out in the first place, so you can save those comments.)