Research has shown that relatively moderate caffeine consumption (the equivalent of 2-3 cups a day) fully negates the physical benefits typically afforded by creatine.
I’m going out on a limb here and taking a slightly different approach to the subject of creatine and caffeine that most of my fitness peers aren’t going to say. If you are wondering does creatine work, rest assured it does indeed but some things like caffeine might interfere with the full benefits.
The majority either gets their information from two previous studies and will tell you to stop using caffeine if you want the full benefits derived from creatine. The other half will say it’s not a big deal, don’t worry about it, point out the flawed studies and tell you to keep at it.
My option, they are both right and they are both wrong. Here’s why.