Posted by: Ron | 2008/07/22

too much glucose

HI,< br> < br> I am taking glucose with creatine at the moment as i have been told that it helps absorb into the muscles better.< br> < br> Is it possible to take too much glucose, and what would the side effects be?< br> How much should i take with a serving of creatine (5g)< br> < br> I am 28 yrs old and weigh +-90kg< br> < br> Thanks

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Hi Ron

If you are a healthy person without kidney or glucose / insulin problems the side-effect of too much glucose, if you can call it a side-effect, will be that the excess will be stored as fat!

For an athlete the body uses between 30-60g of carbs per hour – thus you will see that often these products are formulated with about 30-35g of carbs per 5g of creatine. The carbs spikes an insulin response and insulin is a carrier of nutrients thus it will shuttle the creatine into the muscle cells.

Take care.

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