Of all the types of creatine, monohydrate is the purest form. Because Creatine Monohydrate is so microfine, it dissolves well in water, a sports drink or in a shake. You can choose from different forms of Creatine Monohydrate, such as powder form, capsules and tablets.
Creatine monohydrate dosing
The dose of creatine monohydrate does not differ from other creatines, such as creatine blends. The most commonly used dosage of creatine monohydrate is by taking a five-gram scoop every day. You can dissolve this in water, a sports drink or in a protein shake. After a period of about 30 days, your body has absorbed enough and you may already notice an effect in the gym. The time at which you take creatine monohydrate makes little difference in practice. Feel free to do this before, during or after your workout.
Charging phase for creatine monohydrate
If you do not want to wait a month before you notice the effect of creatine monohydrate, you can choose to work with what is called a charging phase. This means that you take 20 grams for five days instead of the usual five grams. You do not take these 20 grams in one go, but spread them over four doses during the day. After this period, you then simply take five grams of creatine monohydrate per day in the way that you like most.
Adverse reactions to creatine monohydrate
There are quite a few stories going around about the side effects of creatine monohydrate and creatine in general. A lot of research has been done into possible side effects and studies have shown that you can use creatine daily without danger. As with other supplements, with creatine you must comply with the recommended daily amount. If in doubt, feel free to contact our Customer Service.