Do You Need To Load Your Creatine Supplement?


The million dollar question. This gets mixed responses, but the answer is simple. Loading creatine monohydrate is a method of reaching muscle creatine saturation, if you load with creatine you reach muscle saturation faster than if you don’t load. So by all means don’t load with creatine, but if you choose not to then chances are you will take several weeks to reach saturation rather than a few days after loading.

It’s your choice, just be sure not to overdo it…a good place to start is 0.1- 0.2g creatine per kg bodyweight, this should give you an idea of how much creatine to take per day.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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