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02-02-2014, 07:48 PM
What should your daily water intake be with out taking creatine?

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02-03-2014, 03:12 AM
Scientists say there's no clear health benefit to chugging or even sipping water all day. So where does the standard advice of drinking eight glasses each day come from? "Nobody really knows," says Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a kidney expert at the University of Pennsylvania.


Marathon runners, bikers and hikers all need to recognize the signs of dehydration. "It is also obvious that individuals in hot, dry climates have increased need for water," says Goldfarb.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that athletes drink 16 ounces of fluids a couple of hours before starting sports practice.

But for a stroll in the park, no water bottle is necessary. Goldfarb's advice: Just drink when you're thirsty.

For normal, healthy adults, Valtin recommended simply drinking when thirsty. And he reported that even caffeinated drinks can count toward satisfying our fluid requirements.

In February 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued new recommendations that agree with Valtin's findings. The new guidelines remove the eight-glasses-a-day recommendation, and say healthy adults may use thirst to determine their fluid needs. Exceptions to this rule include anyone with a medical condition requiring fluid control; athletes; and people taking part in prolonged physical activities or whose living conditions are extreme.

02-03-2014, 06:26 AM
8-10 cups of water is what I would usually intake, flushes out your system good and keeps your face looking clear

02-03-2014, 05:43 PM
stick with the one gallon a day minimum

02-03-2014, 05:43 PM
i drink 1.5-2 gallons

02-04-2014, 08:20 AM
What should your daily water intake be with out taking creatine?

Simply drink to thirst, and you'll be okay. That might be a couple of quarts a day, and it might be more than a gallon.