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2009/07/28 10:10:03 (permalink)
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Creatine monohydrate V CEE

I am about to but a new supply of creatine but was after a few opinions as to which type- monohydrate or CEE- I should opt for.  Having used creatine monohydrate before with good results makes me lean toward buying this again.  This was until I came across CEE, a supposed advanced creatine promising no water retention and better gains...
 
However I have just read the article in the archive discussing the relative merits of CEE over monohdrate of which there appear to be relatively few.  So my question to you all is would I be better off with the cheaper monohydrate or with CEE?  Experience either good or bad with CEE and the brand used would be appreciated!
 
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    kerrydale
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 10:14:23 (permalink)
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    I used Mono before and got good results


    Decided to try CEE next (thanks to CoNs) and its going very very well. The taste is something you'll need to get used to. Its basically battery acid taste.


    My advice - order a small amount and see how you get on before buying it in bulk.
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 10:19:41 (permalink)
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    Yeah I have read that CEE is an acquired taste!  I would probably get it in capsule form for this reason.  I can't imagine it would taste any worse than glutamine tho...

    Would you say the gains are superior to those of the monohydrate?
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 10:34:14 (permalink)
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    definately get tabs/caps for CEE - the taste is really rotten! I've found that the lack of bloat is the reason to go for CEE, as well as taking less - the tablets are fairly big though usually, and you can get some funny looks if you are taking them in the gym changing rooms! oh, and glutamine will taste like ice cream compared!     
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 12:21:46 (permalink)
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    Deep Blue Supplements- thanks for the reply.  In your experience are the gains as good or better than monohydrate?  I must admit to suffering ffrom bloat a few times whilst using the monohydrate so CEE may be better in that respect...
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 16:24:19 (permalink)
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    Beanz1 - no one can answer whether gains for you will be better or not unfortuantely mate, if youve tried mono and it works and you wish to try cee go for it and see how you get on, only you will know once you try it which is better for you. Hope this helps mate.
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 17:21:27 (permalink)
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    Beanz1

    Deep Blue Supplements- thanks for the reply.  In your experience are the gains as good or better than monohydrate?  I must admit to suffering ffrom bloat a few times whilst using the monohydrate so CEE may be better in that respect...


    Its just a case of trying it I'm afraid! If you're getting bloat though it might be a poor quality protein as well though, using a whey isolate and CEE would minimise this as much as possible
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 17:47:33 (permalink)
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    Icemansoldier- thanks for the reply fella.  You speak my mind, I thought as with all things training and diet that it would be down to the individual but was just trying to gain a general consensus before spending my hard earned.  I think monohydrate is pretty awesome stuff so may as well give CEE a go...

    Deep Blue Supplements- thanks for the help, like I said to Icemansoldier I'm going to give the CEE a try and see what happens.  I'll ne hoping for some good gains as my body reacts well to monohydrate so fingers crossed!

    A question to the both of you and any other members who may be able to answer this is; Are the branded creatines i.e Reflex, OLIMP etc any better than the products from MyProtein or is it a simple case of paying more for the brand image and fancy packaging?

    Thanks
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 17:52:25 (permalink)
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    Stay away from the branded stuff. Stick to the bulk suppliers.
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 18:03:29 (permalink)
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    Thanks shane278.  Any reason why apart from saving the pennies?
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 18:41:45 (permalink)
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    Branded stuff is the same but your paying for the brand name.
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 18:48:21 (permalink)
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    Cheaper thats all.
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 18:50:27 (permalink)
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    Cheaper sounds good to me!  Thanks guys
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 19:35:28 (permalink)
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 22:20:06 (permalink)
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    Thanks James, it was reading that article which prompted me to start this thread.  The article gave me the imprssion that CEE, although a derivitive and supposedly improved version of creatine monohydrate, was a slightly inferior product mainly because of the fact that the absorbtion rate was lower than that of monohydrate.  Added to this the fact that there has been far less research into its effectiveness leads me to believe it may be just good advertising that makes it sell.  This is why I have decided to give it a go and see for myself..

    Although if I have misunderstood the article please correct me.
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/28 22:21:31 (permalink)
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    mono its cheap, tastes fine and is well proven scientifically
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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/29 20:08:12 (permalink)
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    Beanz1

    Thanks James, it was reading that article which prompted me to start this thread.  The article gave me the imprssion that CEE, although a derivitive and supposedly improved version of creatine monohydrate, was a slightly inferior product mainly because of the fact that the absorbtion rate was lower than that of monohydrate.  Added to this the fact that there has been far less research into its effectiveness leads me to believe it may be just good advertising that makes it sell.  This is why I have decided to give it a go and see for myself..

    Although if I have misunderstood the article please correct me.


    You have understood it perfectly

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    Re:Creatine monohydrate V CEE 2009/07/29 22:22:05 (permalink)
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    Thats good, might change my mind and stick with monohydrate then...

    Thanks for the advice guys
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