Which is Better Creatine or Whey Protein?

Which is Better Creatine or Whey Protein?

Hey there everyone. Paul from Ultimate Fat Burner.com here and
today I’m going to answer a question which on the surface seems a bit odd, “which is
better, creatine or whey protein?” I’ll start the discussion in just a couple
of moments, stick around don’t go anywhere… Hey there, welcome back, and thank you so
very much for sticking around. OK, so before the break I talked about answering
a question that I’ve received many times over the years and that is, “which is better, creatine
or whey protein?.” And I said, on the surface it’s seems like
a bit of a strange question. And the reason it’s a strange question is
because these two things are not related, and as a result you wouldn’t
normally compare one to the other. For example, you might ask, which is better,
a Porsche or a Maserati? This
makes sense because you’re comparing similar things. However, Asking whether creatine is better
than Whey Protein is similar to asking whether a car is better than a
bulldozer? It really depends on what you want to do with
it. A car is obviously better for some things,
while a bulldozer is better for others. So what I think most people are asking when
they ask this question, is… If I can only take one of these two supplements,
which one one should it be? That’s the question I’m going to try to answer
now. Let’s start by talking briefly about whey
protein. Now whey protein is a pretty awesome supplement. It’s high branched chain amino acids which
are necessary for muscle growth and it’s especially high in
leucine, an important branched chain amino critical for muslce protein
synthesis. It contains minimal carbs and fats, and it
offers a truckload of additional benefits beyond its mere protein and amino acid content
– and I’ve done videos that discuss these benefits in so I won ‘t go into detail here. However, at the end of the day, what you have
to remember is that despite all the advertising hype whey protein is food. Buying a jug of it is not going to change
your life, build slabs of rock hard muscle overnight, make you run faster or strip off
pounds of ugly bodyfat. If you’re thinking it’s critical for athletic
performance or bodybuilding, remember whey protein wasn’t even
readily available on the market before the late 1980’s, and plenty of people built pretty
impressive physiques without ever consuming a drop of the stuff. Ever heard of Arnold Schwarzenegger? He won 6 Mr. Olympias long before whey protein
graced the shelves of any store. So whey protein is not a necessity. You can build muscle just fine without it
if you consume plenty of protein in your diet already, preferrably from lean sources of
pork, chicken, beef, turkey and fish. Wehy protein becomes more important to you
if your diet is lacking in protein, or you need a super efficient, low fat and convenient
way to boost your protein intake. And what about creatine? Well, creatine – and I’m talking about creatine
monohydrate here, not any of the other variations available on the marketplace – is not food,
and even though it does occur naturally in some foods, you can’t realistically consume
an effective dose without supplementation. In other words, while the argument for supplementing
with whey protein decreases with the more quality protein you consume daily from other
sources, the argument for creatine supplementation never decreases, because you can’t obtain
the effects of creatine through diet – you have to supplement. So which is better for you, creatine or whey
protein? Well, keeping in mind that neither product
is going to make hugely dramatic changes overnight, here’s what I’d recommend… If your diet sucks and you do not consume
adequate amounts of quality protein, then there’s really no point in experimenting with
creatine. Whether or not you want to add a protein into
the mix, or simply try to eat more sources of lean protein daily is entirely up to you,
but a protein supplment makes more sense in this case. On the other hand, if your diet is good and
you’re already consuming plenty of lean protein in your diet, then – provided you’re using
it for anaerboic activities – like bodybuilding, power lifting and strength training – by all
means, give creatine monohydrate a try. Alright guys, hope that helps you answer the
question, “which is better creatine or whey protein?” If you like this video, a thumbs up or a share
would be appreciated, and you have any comments or questions, please do leave them below. Oh, and I before I go, one last thing… don’t
forget to subscribe to receive updates on new videos. Thanks again for watching, and I’ll see you
really soon.

23 Replies to “Which is Better Creatine or Whey Protein?”

  1. You may also enjoy my video, "Which Creatine Is Best? (You Might Be Surprised!)." Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6wrIqyd2uQ

  2. Fully agree with this vid !!
    Both supplements can enhance muscular hypertrophy with different mechanisms of action.
    What i like is that as you said "whey protein is basically food". However creatine is something you need to supplement because the amounts found in food is really scarce. And both of them show no adverse health effects with supplementation. Depending what your goals are, you can take both or whey alone or creatine alone.
    As always, great video !!

  3. As much as I found this pretty informative… how could you use Arnold as an example, the dude used anabolic steroids..

  4. both supplements can help, the question is if it will work should be asked on the consumer, if he or she has the discipline to workout and live a health life

  5. So is it safe to say that you can take the creatine pre-workout to help with boosting performance with lifting..then take the whey protein post-workout?

  6. Whey Or Creatine what you recommend for better muscle bulding? (the side effects doesnt matter)

  7. If I eat 6 to 8 times a day…I probably dont need more protein but instead I should use creatine right?..and does creatine help more with gaining muscle more than whey? And should u take what before or after workout?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *