As far as I know, only sugars (namely glucose and less importantly fructose) need insulin to 'signal' the transportation of them across cell membranes (i.e to muscle, organs, fat cells).This
was my starting point:
It is well known that although insulin is not necessary for creatine uptake, supraphysiologic hyperinsulinemia (high blood insulin well above the normal insulin levels) can help to drive more creatine into the muscle. So by jacking up insulin levels, more creatine can be delivered to the muscle in most cases. But remember, we said that these levels have to be supraphysiolgic.
What I thought is, if I'm insulin resistant would my muscle cells need a lot of insulin (more than just 'ordinary' supraphysiologic levels) to be able to store creatine efficiently?
In other words, I was wondering whether most of the creatine might have simply left my body with only a very small part getting stored at all.
This is a good article on creatine if you want to know some basic biochemistry along with it, it's nicely referenced to which is good
Thanks, I'll read that later :)
I don't really know what to think of that because if you're looking for fat loss, you don't want the insulin spike at all
Rest assured I'm not trying deliberately to spike my insulin after every work out, the muesli experiment was just something I tried a couple of times (it did seem to help with DOMS anyway!)
I think I'd just stick with having creatine more times a day for assist absorption.
When I started taking it, I had been reading around (e.g. here
) that taking 3 grams a day is plenty, and I'd been pissing out the rest - and that creatine storage peaks out so the only difference is how much it takes for it to peak.
But you might very well right in saying that for whatever reason I just need to take more. That's something I'm gonna try.