how long can you not take creatine for before having to reload?

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    how long can you not take creatine for before having to reload?


    I skiped couple days should I go through reload phase?

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    No, I take creatine and your suppose to take it 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off. I never load anymore and you still see the same results, even after not taking it for 4 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcink99 View Post
    I skiped couple days should I go through reload phase?
    No need. It takes at least 2 weeks for muscle creatine stores to return to baseline levels if you stop using it.


    Quote Originally Posted by W13NY View Post
    No, I take creatine and your suppose to take it 8 weeks on / 4 weeks off. I never load anymore and you still see the same results, even after not taking it for 4 weeks.
    You do NOT have to cycle creatine; this is purely personal preference. And even if you DO cycle it, loading is NOT necessary.

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    Rosie always has the best answer. i agree, although if i stop for over a month i always reload (mono)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guejsn View Post
    No need. It takes at least 2 weeks for muscle creatine stores to return to baseline levels if you stop using it.




    You do NOT have to cycle creatine; this is purely personal preference. And even if you DO cycle it, loading is NOT necessary.

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    You bet, great answer.

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    I never load my creatine....and I'll take a few weeks off every few months
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