Question about loading Creatine...

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  1. White

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    I havent really used Creatine in the past, just Protein ...And I have a friend who really likes to use it and says it does actually show difference and makes him feel better, etc etc. Anyways, I was wondering, when loading creatine, I have read to take 20g total in 1 week, which doesnt seem right....Then heard to load 20g/day for 1 week, then following that, take 5-15g/day to maintain. I want to go the way of loading, so dont say dont load etc, just want to know which is the right way to load. The 2nd option that I have said seems to be the one that is right tho...At least to me. Thx brolys
     
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    don't load
     
  3. White

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    Alright, fair enough that you say that, but give me a reason not to...I have heard nothing but good about loading on MANY different webpages...Of course there are people who say loading isnt good, but really havent backed it up w/ anything. Why isnt it good to load.

    ps. Yer AV roxors
     
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    yah i just started loading creatine yesterday and was gonna ask about it. Also, do different brands cause a different amout of sides? I am having a killer headache because of this shit
     
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    drink more water. There are no sides.
     
  6. White

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    Aight, well I guess for the first 5-7 days im gonna take in 20g/day then after that I will keep taking in a steady 4g/day. Thats my plan ill see how it works, lol.
     
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    It also depends on weight. Just try less at first then go up as you feel needed. But loading is a good idea.
     
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    im going to have to agree with grouch...drink more water you are probably dehyrdated
     
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    Yeah, just from what I read that sounds like the prob. You have to keep WAY hydrated.
     
  10. Creator

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    Ok cool, that is probably exactly what it is. Thanks guys.
     
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