I’ve been toying around with a supplement called Creatine Monohydrate. This supplement has made thousands of appearances in scientific literature and seems to be amazingly safe and effective. Here’s what I’ve noticed:
- Lowers blood glucose – Be careful with Creatine because it can lower your BG significantly. The first time I took it (about 2 grams), I woke up the next morning with very low BG and it took quite a bit of glucose to raise it back up. After a few weeks of experimentation, I can now use Creatine safely without running into BG problems.
- Optimizes energy during physical exercise – Another great side effect is energy during exercise. On average, my workouts over the last few weeks since starting Creatine has been AMAZING! I can maintain higher intensities for a longer period of time AND I can maintain those intensities without spiking BG. Before Creatine, a highly intense interval set in the pool could spike BG up to 180 or more. On creatine, these spikes are almost totally eliminated.
Christopher Kelly, from Nourish Balance Thrive, posted on his blog his own results of using Creatine together with Beta Alanine. Christopher is not diabetic, but his performance gains in the arena of mountain biking are quite astounding. He documents his gains scientifically here in his blog post. At the end of the post are just a few of the many scientific studies published on Creatine Monohydrate. Check these out, the conclusions are straightforward.