|How||Creatine Monohydrate can be taken by adding the recommended dose to drinks such as protein shakes or water, or by placing the recommended dose into empty capsules and swallowed.|
|When||It should be taken in cycles of on and off use. If you constantly take creatine for months on end your body will be become desensitised to its effects. An example of an effective cycle is 4 weeks on followed by 4 weeks off. This prevents the body building up a tolerance. The 4 weeks on period should be split into a loading and maintenance phase.|
|Dosage||Typical dosage of Creatine Monohydrate is 10-30 grams per day during the loading phase and 2-5 grams per day during the maintenance phase. Dosage varies with body weight and training level.|
|Side Effects||Cramping or bloating is a side effect experienced with the use of this product. Dehydration is a possible side effect as creatine increases water retention in the body's cells. Drink plenty of fluids when taking it to avoid dehydration. Some individuals may experience gastrointestinal symptoms.|
Both Creatine Monohydrate and Creatine HCL can be used for the same purposes. Creatine HCL, or creatine Hydrochloride, is molecularly bound with hydrochloric acid to enhance its solubility and overall absorption rates. Meaning it will be broken down ...