Choosing The Right Carb To Mix With Creatine

One nutrition tactic to make creatine work better is to use nutrients that work in conjunction with it to make it more effective via one pathway or another. One of the most common is the use of carbohydrates. Using carbohydrates with creatine will help the body absorb more creatine into the muscle cells internally and externally. (Many novices think water retention is BAD when it comes to creatine, but quite the contrary, it is very good. That is what you want. When the muscle cells are hydrated, you are ANABOLIC. Nutrients are pumping INTO the muscle.)

The question then becomes, what is the best carbohydrate to use to make your creatine the most effective? I believe the type of carbohydrate one uses is based on goals and body type. Below, I will name the carb and then the goal and type of body I feel go with that particular carb. This will enable you to make a decision on which type of carb to use.

Raw Honey is probably my favorite carb choice to stack with creatine monohydrate. It is a superfood, antiviral, antibacterial, and contains four different types of carbs. It will surely help creatine absorption.
Any body type can use this (mesomorph, ectomorph, or endomorph)

Rilose. This is rice sugar. It is easier to digest than corn sugar (dextrose/maltodextrin) but lacks nutrients. Only ectomorphs and mesomorphs should use this.

Mod6. This is a very low GI carb source but nonetheless a carb. Endomorphs should use this carb.

Oatmuscle. It’s the holy grail of carb choices since I invented it 15 years ago. Anyone can use this carb to enhance their creatine.

In conclusion, if you want to make your creatine monohydrate work better, mix it with a carbohydrate. But be smart and mix it with a carbohydrate that fits your goals and body type.