I went out and got me some creatine today. The guys at the shop seems like knowledgeable people and after some discussion with them I ended up with an American made creatine marketed under Pharmasports' label. (They could also tell me that it wasn't too much need to worry about labels at the time - simply open the can and smell it. The bad one was supposed to smell kind of like fish.) I've looked around for solutions to how to take the creatine, and think I've arrived at the following two delivery mechanisms. 1. As recommended in another thread. Mix creatine with warm water (not hot), 1/2 tea spoon of baking soda and 75 grams of sugar (think I may reduce it to 50 g, or option 2 might be just as good). Up side: Is supposed to create an ideal milieu for the creatine. Down side: I don't know what it tastes like, and it's a little more hazzle than #2. 2. Add creatine to 1.5dl lunk warm coke and 1/2 tea spoon of baking soda. Downside: Creatine isn't supposed to be taken with caffeine. Up side: I like the taste. I was also considering two different times to take it: 1. On an empty stomach in the morning to speed up absorbtion 2. 30 minutes prior to working out. Does anyone have any intelligent, preferrably scientific, takes on this ?