Nutrition | Newby choosing between creatine and whey protein

so im 15 years old and started seriously lifting about 2 months ago.I have been using body fortress creatine now for 2 weeks. but a friend of mine says whey protein is the way to go. right now im taking 1 scoop before working out. 1 scoop after. and on off days 1 scoop. i want to build muscle fast.. wats the best supplement?


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Stage 1 Fit
18 Posts
5/10/2009 7:11:29 PM
I don't mean to bash anybody here but I'd say that creatine and protein supplements are overrated, unless of course you are a body builder or intense athlete.
You make creatine naturally in your body and taking creatine supplements diminishes your body's ability to create it (negative feedback mechanism). You are 15 and in my opinion, shouldn't be taking it quite yet since your body is still developing. Well if you still want to, I'd suggest you cycle it (2 months on, 1-2 months off).
Whey protein supplements are complete proteins which is needed to build muscle. Although taking these supplements are safe, most people people already consume much more protein than they actually need. Increasing caloric intake and eating a balanced diet would give you impressive gains without the supplements.

Personal Trainer
3/26/2009 7:21:55 AM
Dont forget about rice and hemp proteins, they can add a variety without all the crap that is sometimes in Whey. If you are only purchasing whey get they high isolate % (ie. 98%).


7 Posts
3/26/2009 12:11:02 AM

I totally agree with you. Out of the many protein sources out there, whey protein is the ultimate. It comes from milk. During the process of turning milk into cheese, whey protein is separated out.

It provides the body with the necessary building blocks to produce amino acids that are used for building muscle tissue.


Personal Trainer
1/5/2009 1:30:54 PM
You CAN take both. I wouldn't recommend taking more than 5g of creatine daily as excess is excreted and you're just pissing it away.

Whey is a necessity as you're probably not making enough natual protein (chicken, eggs, tofu, tuna, fish, turkey etc) to really build which is why people recommend taking supplements.


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