How long to use creatine?

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  1. Casino

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    I've been using creatine once a day, 5 days a week in my whey shake for the past 2 weeks. I heard its bad to use it for a long period of time. How much longer shoudl I use it before i take a break and how long of a break should I take?
     
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    i've been doing that for 6 months.

    Theres no reason to stop, all of that loading/cycling crap has been confirmed unnecessary.
     
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    ive never heard of any issues with long term use of Creatine.
     
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    i've heard several different answers for this..i believe it depends on what kind of creatine it is...I use CellMass from BSN and they say to cycle it off for a couple of weeks after 12 weeks of usage..as far as health concerns..id use milk thistle every now and then to clean out your liver although theres no confirmed evidence which shows harm from creatine..another reason you might want to cycle off is to trick your body into responding to creatine again..if you've been taking creatine for a long time im sure you notice the gains level off..a good way to break that is to cycle off creatine and then go back on after a few months...just my two cents
     
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    Once you've taken it for a month, you could back down to just 2-3g per day
     
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    So are we saying that we don't have to do the loading phase the first week your on it(4 servings per day)?
     
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    Correct. Loading is essentially bullshit.
     
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    bastards , just trying to take our money
     
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    yaa..your body doesnt absorb more than a certain amount per day..i think its like 4g or somethin..the rest is wasted..most creatines these days are non-loading anyways..except like celltech
     
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