Mix 5 grams of Creatine with water or juice along with your post-workout/pre-workout meal. Continue the use of Creatine on non-training days as well to maintain muscle saturation. Creatine levels will decline and return to normal after 30 days. Creatine supplementation may also support lean mass and functional strength in the elderly.
Loading & Cycling: If you're an athlete who is interested in loading creatine to increase phosphate levels quickly, use 20 grams (4 servings) a day for the first 4-5 days. Discontinue use after 4 weeks, and repeat after at least 4 weeks of discontinued use. Creatine effectiveness plateaus after 4-5 weeks of continuous use. Creatine is most effective when taken with a high carbohydrate meal/drink.