I get the bulk micronized creatine off ebay and take 3~5 grams 4 days a week. I read on here a while back that you shouldn't take it every day one loaded for better uptake but I can't seem to find the article using the search function. Is this true or did I just imagine it? I know when I started taking creatine a long, long time ago it seemed like I would always put on about 10 pounds once loaded. Water weight or not I would say it was in my system and taking it every day I kept the weight on. I took about 5 grams a day for a month and have been taking it about 4 days a week since and it doesn't seem like I'm holding on to the weight.