I thought Creatine was bad for endurance because it causes weight gain?
Creatine does retain water within the muscle cell. This is not necessarily a problem for 2 reasons. First, better hydration has known benefits for endurance athletes, and more fluid at the beginning of an event widens the margin for error for hydration during a race. In other words, we know all-too-well that rehydrating during races is a pain! Creatine can reduce the total volume of fluid that needs to be ingested. Second, water weight can be mitigated by using smaller doses of creatine of 2.5-3 grams. See the next question!
What is the best way to use Creatine Elite?
For best results, take 1 serving per day as a dietary supplement. To minimize storing extra water, take ½ serving per day. For more advanced protocols, see our article on Creatine Elite.
Why isn’t Creatine a featured ingredient in PerformElite? Shouldn’t creatine be taken pre workout?
PerformElite does not contain any creatine chiefly because research shows better results when creatine is supplemented post workout. Secondary to that reason, EndurElite firmly believes in efficacious dosing. Creatine can be efficacious at a wide range of doses, each with varying degrees of “costs” and benefits. We believe that decision is best made by the athlete, which is also why you won’t find Creatine in RecoverElite.