I am not a cyclist (well, not as a sport ... I have ridden bicycles on and off for transport during my life, e.g. 7km each way to the school bus daily through high school). I do want sprinting type power (more so than cyclists), I am however also concerned about carrying too much muscle mass, and not really into body building. So I've given a little bit of thought and experimentation to this so far, and can weigh in my 2c if it's not offensive to do so.
[quote="Herbsman"] read ... that creatine is invaluable for repeated bouts of high intensity exercise, e.g. when doing short but extremely hard anaerobic intervals .... I hate taking supplements but if I'm missing ... then surely it's a good idea to supplement?
I tend to believe this, however your benefit for cycling will be much more limited than the benefit for my purposes. Having been using the monohydrate form I am also interested to try or find out more about krealkalyn (and perhaps lose 1-2kg unnecessary water weight?). If I was a cyclist, I would not consider any other form, and probably not take it at all.
[quote="Herbsman"] I recently read that creatine is destroyed by cooking. I think it's pretty safe to forget about it.
I have heard the same thing, but I don't follow the logic. A lot of other nutrients are also destroyed by cooking. While I won't advocate a 100% raw diet, it seems to me like a reason to get a good dose of raw food in, or in this case, to consider the supplement, again, uncooked.