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Old 11-29-2006, 10:35 PM
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Default take a break from creatine?

Do you need to take breaks from creatine like some other supplements? I have been taking it for like 2 months straight and im wondering if im supposed to take a couple weeks off or not.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:32 AM
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Default Re: take a break from creatine?

Every 6-8 weeks you should either reload or take a week off and load again according to correct loading procedures. So you don't need to take breaks but it does need to be cycled.
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Old 12-02-2006, 02:00 AM
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Default Re: take a break from creatine?

sucramdw, just wondering why you think we may need to reload after 6-8 weeks? Do you think muscle creatine content may have returned toward baseline levels in this time even with maintenance dosing or is it that you think muscle creatine content can be ramped up even further with another loading period?

Either way, I do think the issue of cycling creatine is perhaps one of the under-researched areas regarding creatine supplementation.
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