So Ive started taking gold standard 100% whey protein (2 scoops= 48g protein 11g BCAA 8g Glutamine & Precursors) with about 5g of bodytech's Creatine monohydrate. I usually take this once a day post workout. I started to up this a bit to twice a day (once before work in the morning(430) with either oatmeal or a couple eggs and once around noon post workout)
I also doubled the Creatine because I read something about pre-loading. I did this for 2 days and Holy Sh!t....pun most definitely intended. I was getting wicked stomach cramps right before I usually wake up (around 4) and would be back and forth to the bathroom 2 or 3 times before 10am.
Now for my question..is this due to the increase in creatine or something in the protein powder?
Is pre-loading necessary? Should I change creatine or does this just come with the territory?
I am noticing a difference in the 3wks since I've started creatine so Id like to stay on it.
and I also drink about 3L of water a day if that is relevant.
I would appreciate any direction you could give..