1. Is taking Creatine and Protein supplements at the same time a good idea?
2. If you are trying to lose weight, can you still take Creatine and Protein supplements?
3. When should you take Creatine and Protein supplements? Before of after workouts?
You can take creatine and whey protein together. When you consume creatine with protein, both are absorbed and utilized on an as-needed basis. A study published in 2001 in the “International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism” showed that those who combined creatine with whey protein experienced the most gains in strength. You do not need large doses of creatine, which may cause stomach upset. Five g per day is enough to maximize your body’s creatine levels after a month.
You can use creatine and protein supplements together. They will help you to increase your strength and muscle
growth. And they will help with your fat loss as well.
For creatine I personally use and recommend “Prolab Creatine Monohydrate”. This is the highest quality creatine
available. It is produced in Germany.
For protein I personally use and recommend “Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Whey Protein”. This is a very high quality
protein and it is a lot cheaper then most other brands.
I also suggest that you get the “Turbo Shaker Cup” for mixing your protein and creatine drinks.
Mix a teaspoonful of creatine with 12 ounces of water in the shaker cup until the creatine is dissolved. Then mix in 2
scoops of whey protein. Take this 3 times per day. You can have your protein / creatine drinks with or in between
meals. I have a protein drink with my breakfast, another in the afternoon, and another in the evening. This will help
keep a steady supply of protein and creatine in your body.
Creatine is an acid produced within your body, while whey protein is a protein that supplies amino acids for your body to use as needed. Both are helpful for recovering from workouts, and both provide noticeable benefits. Creatine is commonly found in red meats, and whey protein is part of the process of making cheese and is now marketed as a supplement. Consult your physician before beginning any diet, exercise or training program.