Can you take creatine with milk?


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Muscle & Performance magazine suggests taking creatine in chocolate milk. The magazine claims that it is important to take the supplement in a sugar-containing medium such as juice or chocolate milk. The sugar releases insulin, allowing the creatine to be transported into the muscle cells.

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Muscle & Performance magazine has claimed that taking creatine in chocolate milk might have an additional benefit over milk alone. However, a study published in 2009 in the journal called Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism reported that there was no notable benefit to taking creatine over simply drinking the chocolate milk. The balance of carbohydrates and protein in chocolate milk works as well as any commercial post-exercise recovery beverage.

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