i just started taking NOW creatine monohydrate and was curious if i have to cycle it. will i benifit from it (better gains etc) or is it unessesary. im drinking tons of water and i take about 5g a day. im also obviously trying to bulk up. thanks
06-05-2011, 03:32 PM #1
do you need to cycle creatine monohydrate?cutting down to 140lbs
06-05-2011, 03:34 PM #2
No need to cycle.My log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=133887131
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Creatine from supplements is shown to be in the bloodstream anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks after the last dosage.
as for you should cycle? if you want to, do it. There really isnt a need for it, and there are studies i believe that support the claim.
its all up to you (i personally cycle: usually up to 2 1/2 months on, 1 month off (or more if im lazy), even tho there is no need)
06-05-2011, 04:07 PM #8
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