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Trouble digesting GNC's Amplified Creatine 189

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Rota
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Trouble digesting GNC's Amplified Creatine 189 « : September 12, 2009, 11:55:53 AM »
I have recently bought some AMP Creatine. I noticed a completely intact pill, in my fecal matter. I was so surprised it wasn't even digested a little. I heard Garlick say it could be calcium affecting absorbtion. I think it is because the pills are pressed.

I did a little experiment. I took a pill and put it in a glass of water and 2 hours latter only the cellulose cover was wet, and the exterior of the pressed creatine itself. I took it out and it was still ROCK hard, and I broke it in 2, and it was bone dry.

I started breaking the pills in half when I take them, and they seem to be working fine. However I will not be buying this product again.




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« Reply #1: September 12, 2009, 12:05:19 PM »
Thats interesting.  I have heard other people having the same problem.  What a waste if you clearly aren't even digesting the nutrients.
- Tommy

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« Reply #2: September 12, 2009, 12:15:46 PM »
I have recently bought some AMP Creatine. I noticed a completely intact pill, in my fecal matter. I was so surprised it wasn't even digested a little. I heard Garlick say it could be calcium affecting absorbtion. I think it is because the pills are pressed.

I did a little experiment. I took a pill and put it in a glass of water and 2 hours latter only the cellulose cover was wet, and the exterior of the pressed creatine itself. I took it out and it was still ROCK hard, and I broke it in 2, and it was bone dry.

I started breaking the pills in half when I take them, and they seem to be working fine. However I will not be buying this product again.

That's a good experiment that you ran.

I posted about the calcium because it had been studied in different pressed pills previously, but if it's actually the coating & the way it's pressed, I'm mildly amused that GNC hasn't figured that out and changed the way they produce the product.

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« Reply #3: September 12, 2009, 12:20:19 PM »
This issue really makes me upset with GNC.  I mean, if you poop out 100% of the product, it is 100% a fact that the product is doing NOTHING!.

This is really the only product that can be proven with 100% certainty that it is 0% effective (if you poop out all the pills).
- Tommy


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« Reply #4: September 12, 2009, 01:41:43 PM »
I had the same problem. I actually returned this product to GNC on the grounds that it was a "pooty" product. On the plus side, my stool did drop body fat and added some lean mass.
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« Reply #5: September 12, 2009, 03:28:51 PM »
lol @ adam. Yeah, I dont like GNC. Not to mention, at almost every GNC I have been to when you ask:
What is good for ______? No matter if its protein, creatine, preworkout, they almost ALWAYS send me to a GNC product.
I even had a guy tell me PRIME is a Prohormone. lol


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« Reply #6: September 12, 2009, 09:28:14 PM »
From what I heard is that they are told to push GNC products harder and may even get a higher commission on GNC products.  Hard trusting someone coming from a biased point of view.
- Tommy


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« Reply #7: September 13, 2009, 06:53:08 AM »
they took off all the commission's for gnc products because of the wage increase.
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« Reply #8: September 13, 2009, 11:30:01 AM »
From what I heard is that they are told to push GNC products harder and may even get a higher commission on GNC products.  Hard trusting someone coming from a biased point of view.

What does that mean? Since I don't like GNC I poo out intact pills?
And my water experiment was non-biased.


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« Reply #9: September 13, 2009, 11:57:42 AM »
From what I heard is that they are told to push GNC products harder and may even get a higher commission on GNC products.  Hard trusting someone coming from a biased point of view.

What does that mean? Since I don't like GNC I *** out intact pills?
And my water experiment was non-biased.

Take it easy bro. It just means that you might have a bad batch or you perhaps had some factors such as too much calcium intake in the same time frame that you consumed your creatine. It is pretty pathetic that the product doesn't dissolve in water, though.
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« Reply #10: September 13, 2009, 12:09:13 PM »
From what I heard is that they are told to push GNC products harder and may even get a higher commission on GNC products.  Hard trusting someone coming from a biased point of view.

I meant that it is hard to trust the sales rep's recommendation when they get more cash if you buy one product vs. the other.

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« Reply #11: September 13, 2009, 12:23:56 PM »
my bad, I thought u mean I was biased.


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« Reply #12: September 16, 2009, 06:58:15 PM »
It has to do with the manufacturing and the amount of pressure needed to mold the tablets together. Some compounds need more than others. Its heavily pressed, so more difficult to break down.


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« Reply #13: July 02, 2012, 01:59:33 PM »
just googled this to see if anyone else had trouble with it. guess GNC still hasnt fixed it. i saw the same pill i swallowed in my feces as well, not even digested a little....


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« Reply #14: July 02, 2012, 03:08:08 PM »
just googled this to see if anyone else had trouble with it. guess GNC still hasnt fixed it. i saw the same pill i swallowed in my feces as well, not even digested a little....
Some people just can't digest the pills possibly do to genetics and you can't change that. I've taken the same pills and they worked like a charm. Had a few mild head aches but I play football so can't really put that off on the pill either. In short, just try monohydrate powder instead it'll be a lot easier for you to absorb and digest.
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