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Creatine Newbie

So hello brothers and sisters let me ask you some questions for creatine mono.

I started using creatine mono a week ago. ( 5g per day - Everyday even on rest days) 

.Do i have to do a loading phase? ( i read that it doesn't matter - loading = quicker results)

.How many weeks until see a difference on the scale and on strength ?

.What about water retention ? Is this a myth or it will happens ?  How many weeks until water retention disappears after stop using creatine ? 

.For how long should i use creatine to get some gainz ?

 

.What doses you suggest me ? 

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As i said i am a newbie so please be patient with my dumb questions :) 

P.S  If it's allowed by the rules i can tell you the brand of the creatine i am using

Peace.

 

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Creatine is an excellent sup.

Creatine is an excellent sup. Check out this link  https://www.t-nation.com/supplements/creatine-scam-or-staple

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Creatines been around for

Creatines been around for long time.  Ive always had success with it.  No loading needed IMO.  5g per day is sufficient.

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Make sure you consume plenty

Make sure you consume plenty of H2O. Water is your friend!

No loading and 5g/day is also my regimen.

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Good point.  I always get

Good point.  I always get more strains while using creatine likely due to mild dehydration.  Pulled a hammy back in college during max out week running the 40 and loading on creatine...missed entire spring ball for that one, and hammy was never the same.  Drink lots!

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Thats going back a few years

Thats going back a few years for you Sensei and a looooonnnng way back in my case! ;)

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Ha!  Yes, long time.  Age is

Ha!  Yes, long time.  Age is sneaky.

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Ahhhhh the old creatine....

Ahhhhh the old creatine.... Mmmmm ran that back in my football days. One of the best supps IMO. 5g is a good dose. Just drink a SHIT load of water. I'm talking 2+ gallons a day.

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So the best advice i have

So the best advice i have read is to drink a lot of water. I will try my best :) 
What about water retention ?

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Drinking plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water PREVENTS water retention. To put into simple terms- your body maintains a perfect balance of external and internal cell fluid. When you intake more than your body needs it will dispose of the unneeded water..... you pee a lot! ;)

When you do not hydrate properly that is when your body goes into survival mode and begins releasing a complex system of hormones that tell your body to retain fluids because there is no excess fluids to dispose of so you begin retaining water.

I know english is not your first language so I hope that makes sense.

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I understood everything thank

I understood everything thank you SemperFi.

I have to drink a looooot of water to reduce water retention threw my pee, pretty much :P 

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I've been bad most of my life

I've been bad most of my life about staying hydrated enough and finally started taking it serious.

One thing I noticed after consistently drinking at least 3 liters a day is my Hemo #s did not rise so much.

16.6 on last bloodwork, even after a cycle. that is better than my natty number was.

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I was bad too Burr. Always

I was bad too Burr. Always cramping and yellow Pee. No good.. I now drink 1 gallon of pure water and the rest of the liquids are green tea and coffee...