Creatine is without a doubt the most often misunderstood supplement out there. Depending on whom you talk to, creatine is a horrible supplement with horrible side effects, or is a wonder supplement leading to massive growth and muscular repair, or it is completely useless with no effects.
Just to be difficult, I fall somewhere in the middle. I appreciate what creatine can do when used properly. I have seen firsthand results, so that is the “science” that I believe in. At the end of the day, you really have to try different supplements, combinations and dosages to see what works for you. What works for someone else does not guarantee that it will work for you. We all have different workouts varying in intensity. We vary in genetics, age and diet, so that is no script that fits everyone’s needs.
I believe in creatine, but do not believe in pre-loading creatine any longer as I had to in the past. I also buck the common belief that creatine must be cycled. While on a low dosage regimen, creatine is plenty fine to take long term. That is not to say that I do not take short breaks from creatine myself, but I do not have a strict timeline when I begin and end my creatine supplementation.
Universal Nutrition’s Creatine Chews have a decent flavor after a few chews. The first few chews that you take will taste a little bitter and then your palette seems to be less bothered by that bitterness. I have asked a couple of other people that said that they also had this acquired taste to the chews as well.
The fact of the matter is that you take this product for the convenience that it gives you and it definitely is highly convenient to have these little gems in your pocket ready to go.