[quote]The Greek wrote:
I’ve never found any reason or reasearch to prove that you ever need to “stop taking” creatine. It’s not a drug, it’s a vitamin-like supplement. You take it, your cells volumize and you get more ATP ready for use.
You don’t take it, that doesn’t happen. No tolerance is ever developed, in the same sense that we never develop an immunity to vitamin C/A/whatever.
Some have argued that taking “artificial” creatine reduces your body’s ability to absorb it from foods that already contain it, such as red meat. And by “artificial”, I mean not found in food. [/quote]
This isn’t a jab at you at all but this is one of my pet peeves.
People (once again not you) make claims but then biochemically have no clue what is going on. These people that argue this should either offer a real biochemical/physiological explanation or point you in a direction to some real research. Otherwise it’s just a claim with no substance.
They could be right but until they can back it up I tend to ignore claims like that.
So to answer your question I tend to go on it and stay on it for a while (3+ months) with no negative drawbacks.