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When to take creatine for best results?

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What does creatine do

Other creatine FAQs...

Is creatine loading safe?

It’s considered a safe and effective way to give your creatine levels that desired boost.

How long does it take for creatine to show results?

It varies from person to person and their chosen approach, but results can be seen anywhere from one week to 28 days.

There is no evidence that says you should drink more water when taking creatine supplements.

The recommended 6-8 200ml glasses of water still applies, although you may require slightly more water to counter the water lost through sweat during exercise.

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Bhupesh Panchal

Bhupesh Panchal,
Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Apr 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.