A lot of people experience varying degrees of diarrhea during the loading phaseYou have to "load" it for like 2 weeks then take a maintenance dose. Not sure of exact recommendations.
I've done all of that. It gives me cramps and that's all there is too it. And the jury is still out on the loading.You do not have to "load" creatine. Just one teaspoon, 5g, a day is all that is needed for solid results. If you are having cramps you need to take a look at your water intake or check your potassium levels. Cheapest most effective supplement there is.
Yes, 10000 UNITS. I'm not sure what a unit is but it only amounts to 2 small 5000 unit capsules. I've used Krill oil, but I've found the same thing as with fish oil, no where near the 1 gram of DPA and EPA that you want.
Has anyone ever tried creatine ?
From what I've read it seems like it could be more effective than a lot of other supplements. It might be OK if you are prepping for a challenge or competition etc.
I don't use anything like that myself, if I did I'd have it the back of my mind that I needed it to perform well and if I had to go without it for some reason I'd be second guessing myself.
Likewise I use and will continue to do so. I do notice some minor GI impacts the first couple days of a cycle as well as 2-3% increase in weight.I have used creatine and still do. I do not use it all the time, but when I'm on a heavier, more intensive phase or cycle.
I have not noticed any negative side-effects. That said, the positive effects have not been anything ground breaking either.
I take 5g a day.
Like said, creatine and whey are about the only consistently scientifically proven supplements.