What Difference Is There Between the InnerPowers?

Q I used to buy many products from Smart Basics in California, but recently I caught up with you and have been taking the FastBLAST and InnerPower Plus, which I believe is an upgrade of the earlier version, Power Maker.

However, I don’t see too much difference in the ingredients between the regular InnerPower and InnerPower Plus. Can you explain what I can expect from the Plus?

Also, why is there no creatine, as it has been shown in many studies to support proper muscle function and so forth?

PERRY, Show Low, AZ

A Quoting Durk Pearson & Sandy Shaw, “InnerPower Plus is for people subject to prolonged and unusually high levels of oxidative stress. Improved InnerPower is more suitable for short-term needs. It’s the best choice for preparing for moderate exercise of half an hour to an hour or so.”

We might add that these are just general guidelines, and other circumstances may prevail. In an especially intense but brief workout, e.g., you might try InnerPower Plus instead of the improved InnerPower. Ultimately, you must decide what works best for you and how it makes you feel.

Regarding creatine, Durk & Sandy’s FoldRight contains 1 g/creatine per serving and you can take up to 4 servings per day (recommended). You can mix FoldRight with any of the drink mixes including the InnerPower formulations. However, start slowly (1 tsp, not 1 tbsp), and build from there, so your system gets accustomed to it. Too much, too fast when combined with InnerPower can result in diarrhea. But if you build slowly, this is not likely to happen. As with many other supplements, FoldRight is best taken throughout the day—the more evenly spread out, the better.

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