Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

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Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

Postby Gammmmo » August 15th, 2016, 5:11 am

Having used creatine monohydrate before and seeing a few gains with weights e.g. 1 or 2 extra reps instantly, I'm struggling to see any benefits with the above. Think I may've just wasted some of my hard earned cash. :roll:
(fwiw the CEE is supposedly a non bloating / water retaining version of monohydrate).
45M, 5'11", 71kg, ex bike time trialler, SBs - 18:06(5K), 8108m(30mins), 37:18(10K), 15826m(1hr), 1:21:41(HM)
Targets: sub 18(5K), sub 37(10K), >8150m
PBs: 6:44(2K), 18:02(5K), 8120m(30mins), 37:18(10K), 15826m(1hr), 1:21:41(HM)

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Re: Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

Postby ArmandoChavezUNC » August 15th, 2016, 8:11 am

CEE (creatine ethyl ester) is nowhere near as effective as creatine monohydrate - a quick google search will tell you as much (there are even studies on it). Apparently it's no better than a placebo.

Stick to good old tried-and-tested creatine monohydrate.
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Re: Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

Postby Gammmmo » August 15th, 2016, 8:50 am

Armando, I went for CEE on the grounds that it didn't give bloating so was *hoping* I wouldn't get weight gain with it. TBF there was conflicting advice with CEE but I took a punt and obviously didn't pay off! :(
45M, 5'11", 71kg, ex bike time trialler, SBs - 18:06(5K), 8108m(30mins), 37:18(10K), 15826m(1hr), 1:21:41(HM)
Targets: sub 18(5K), sub 37(10K), >8150m
PBs: 6:44(2K), 18:02(5K), 8120m(30mins), 37:18(10K), 15826m(1hr), 1:21:41(HM)

Erg on!
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Re: Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

Postby hjs » August 15th, 2016, 9:57 am

Gammmmo wrote:Armando, I went for CEE on the grounds that it didn't give bloating so was *hoping* I wouldn't get weight gain with it. TBF there was conflicting advice with CEE but I took a punt and obviously didn't pay off! :(


You need that weightgain, the creatinefosfat holds water. In you don,t hold water, you don,t have the creatine in your muscle either.
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Re: Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

Postby Gammmmo » August 17th, 2016, 9:10 am

FWIW I bought this:

http://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutriti ... 30204.html

and most of the reviews that weren't good were referring to the bad taste (it does indeed taste vile) rather than ineffectiveness. Tempted to get some mono now.
45M, 5'11", 71kg, ex bike time trialler, SBs - 18:06(5K), 8108m(30mins), 37:18(10K), 15826m(1hr), 1:21:41(HM)
Targets: sub 18(5K), sub 37(10K), >8150m
PBs: 6:44(2K), 18:02(5K), 8120m(30mins), 37:18(10K), 15826m(1hr), 1:21:41(HM)

Erg on!
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Re: Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

Postby heroesfitness » October 5th, 2016, 6:07 am

Try USN Crea X4 capsules it has creatine pyruvate in which a few companies are using instead of CEE as CEE has a poor uptake and results are pretty poor
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Re: Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

Postby nsgymd » October 5th, 2016, 8:48 am

I use creatine monohydrate from Parrillo Performance: https://www.parrilloperformance.com/pro ... te-powder/

A recent article on this supplement: https://www.parrilloperformance.com/creatine-power/
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Re: Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

Postby Anth_F » October 5th, 2016, 11:48 am

heroesfitness wrote:Try USN Crea X4 capsules it has creatine pyruvate in which a few companies are using instead of CEE as CEE has a poor uptake and results are pretty poor


Nothing at all to do with what you said here! I just noticed in your sig you enjoy Golf and Snooker!!

Great games, that i also have had a very big long time interest in :)
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Re: Beta Alanine & Creatine Ethyl Ester

Postby Gammmmo » October 6th, 2016, 3:13 am

UPDATE: did indeed switch to creatine mono and did notice a difference in the weight room, adding a few reps here and there immediately. The more I read/hear about creatine the better it seems - has all sorts of benefits including for the brain too!

I actually tried creatine back in ~1990 when it was available in large tablets and the trade name was "ergomax" IIRC and from I think a company that produced one of the very first glucose polymer powder drinks called Maxim. It felt as though I was taking something dodgy back then and the ironic thing was I wasn't probably taking enough of it to get the benefits either!
45M, 5'11", 71kg, ex bike time trialler, SBs - 18:06(5K), 8108m(30mins), 37:18(10K), 15826m(1hr), 1:21:41(HM)
Targets: sub 18(5K), sub 37(10K), >8150m
PBs: 6:44(2K), 18:02(5K), 8120m(30mins), 37:18(10K), 15826m(1hr), 1:21:41(HM)

Erg on!
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