Can someone elaborate on the differences between creatine monohydrate and creatine HCL?
I know you'll have some water retention with monohydrate..........
The reason I ask is I tried creatine HCL with my pre-workout yesterday and noticed nothing.
Seems I got much better endurance/pump with 3g of monohydrate........
There are a number of studies showing DHT levels increasing, it's something I looked in to recently after testing showed my DHT @ 45% of lab ranges. Most of my reading and user reports stated a loading dose of ~5g (GRAMS) 4x a time, over 5-7 days. Then a maintenance dose of 5g daily. I read low double digit increases in DHT in studies. Lower values as switched to the maintenance dose but still double digit increases.
Merely something I considered for libido and ED issues. I have acne prone skin and already have breakouts so I'm going to tread lightly.
Old thread just dug it up while researching the topic of increasing DHT.
I'm only aware of the one, that used rugbe players using massive doses and no control group, etc. That study has been heavily criticized for a number of reasons. I'd be interested to read any others if you have those handy. At this time, I do not find the evidence creatine impacts DHT robust or even viable.
A number of might have been wrong to word it that way two years ago, I might have inferred the broscience angles, too, but...def didn't work for my DHT issues.