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Creatine has a cell volumising effect, ie it draws water into muscle cells. this helps stimulate growth. anyone taking Creatine should ensure that they are consuming adequate fluids, ie water, squash, non-caffeinated teas. just ensure you have a light/clear urine. this is specific to each person and far more important than 2litres/8glasses usual recommendations.

how big is a 'glass' anyway??
 
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supacook2k said:
take their advice and make sure you drink lots of water. i've suffered from the cramps and headache before and it not nice. drink at least 2 litres a day
On Creatine you should be looking at 3-4 Litres a day.

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MrO2b said:
Creatine has a cell volumising effect, ie it draws water into muscle cells. this helps stimulate growth. anyone taking Creatine should ensure that they are consuming adequate fluids, ie water, squash, non-caffeinated teas. just ensure you have a light/clear urine. this is specific to each person and far more important than 2litres/8glasses usual recommendations.

how big is a 'glass' anyway??
we have a winner...excellent explanation....

on a side note if your goal is to build muscle then drinking at least 3L of water per day should be part of your overall plan any way with or without creatine...
 

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your body uses water for every process it performs. Health should be your number one asif you dont stay healthy you cant get big so 3+ liters of water should be number 1 on your list
 

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MrO2b said:
... just ensure you have a light/clear urine. this is specific to each person and far more important than 2litres/8glasses usual recommendations.

how big is a 'glass' anyway??
Is right.

Whatever you eat or supplements you take the indicator for correct hydration is that your urine should be a pale straw colour.

If you drink too much your urine will become water-clear and you'll just pee more.

If you drink much too much you can upset your electrolyte balance and get cramp and worse. Wiki hyponatremia.

If you don't drink enough your urine will be darker. Wiki dehydration to see why it's not good. Your body does not become dehydrated easily.

Your first pee of the day will usually be a little darker, so ignore. Some vits and supplements which contain colourings can affect your urine colour.

Everything you eat or drink with water in contributes to your daily water intake including tea, coffee, caffeinated drinks, colas, milk, boiled vegetables, shakes...

Strong beers and spirits are slight net dehydrators because of their alcohol content.
 
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