I hear from a lot of sources that taking ECA with creatine during a cutting cycle is not a good idea. I assume people believe because the ECA stack has diuretic properties and leads to an excretion of water, whereas creatine acts to cause retention of water in the muscle fiber, thus they are counteracting each other. However, I take creatine exclusively because it greatly decreases my recovery time between workout, and I was under the assumption that the water retention was simply a unrelated side-effect. If this is the case, than I really don’t care if the ECA stack short-circuits creatine’s water retention mechanisms. Can someone shed some light on this? Can I take creatine without compromising the effectiveness of my ECA stack?