yeah it can be and if your muscles feel smooth
its the effect of creatinine...creatine monohydrate when put in water or any liquid breaks down into creatinine a toxin
and thats what truly causes the bloating feeling/water retention between the skin in muscle aka the bad kind cuz water retention in the muscle cell is the good kind when on creatine...
also another side effect is the shits lol
an because of the monohydrate breaking down into creatinine atleast half of the creatine you take goes to waste...
supposebly thats why they made cee..creatine ethyl ester
the creatine is bonded with ester a animal fat i think..and it is able to release over a period of time giving the body time to absorb the creatine better
also kre alkalyn is a good choice because they manipulate the monohydrate's ph level so it isnt broken down so easily by liquids
an supposebly thats why one gram of kre alkalyn is equal to 10 grams of creatine monohydrate in its basic form
which isnt necessarily true..it just gets absorbed better into the body not wasting the product..which means you take less
sorry for the novel thats what i learned the other day
if its true or not im not sure but yeah
its good to know for your next creatine cycle i guess