Re:New to creatine
I had good gains and it helped a ton with recovery times but I ever really bothered to cycle it and stayed on for months (oops).
Stopped using it recently and looked a lot less bloated, dropped a few lbs water weight and the difference was clearly visible around my torso. I dont know how long it takes for the water retention to go, but with me it wasn't long, just a few days maybe. When I came off I lost no strength atall, although I did feel quite a bit more lethargic in the gym at work, but it's not fair to say this was the creatine, Id put it down to the carb/calorie deficit in my diet due to my cut.
BSN Cellmass is what Im currently using and it's a great product. Applied Nutriceuticals Neovar is the only other one I rate highly aswell because I retained a lot less water on it over any other type.
I'll be cycling 1 month on, 1 month off and paying more attention to how I feel/look after I've been on holiday.