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    Default Creatine + Grape Juice?

    I've been reading that many take creatine with grape juice. I've also read some advocate avoiding orange juice based on citric acid.

    But, I was looking at a bottle of grape juice and it also has citric acid listed as an ingredient.

    So, what gives? Is citric acid really bad? If so why use grape juice?

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    It has to do with insulin's function in the body. For creatine uptake to be enhanced, insulin release should be encouraged. Insulin functions as a kind of creatine pump, pushing it into muscles. If you're going to stick to juice, make sure you get at least 100g of juice for every 5g of creatine. Depending on your level and your goals, juice loaded with sugars may not be suitable. Newer research indicates that you can take your creatine with protein for the same results. A new study reports that taking 5g of creatine with 50g of protein/47g of carbs produced the same results as taking 5g with 96g of carbs

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    Grape juice contains dextrose while other fruit juices contain fructose.
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    Really ? Never new that .... lets have wine PWO lol
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    It's good with grape juice if you're taking it post workout as the sugar in the grape juice will create and insulin spike.

 

 

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