Way back when, there were many posts about creatine. What I got from the forum and others was:

No need to load.
No need to cycle.
Not harmful to your kidneys.
Just be sure to drink plenty of water.

Now I'm reading more and more and listening to Youtube vids trying to sort through the effects of several supplements. Creatine, from what I've read and heard, needs to be cycled because you end up overloading something (will look for the read) which means you should cycle off. Anyone care to educate me on this? Has ther been change in views?

I had my kidney functions checked. There seemed to be a dramatic improvement when off the creatine. I'm thinking this is a false 'high number' but can't say for sure. Still reading.

Drinking water with it is still good but is it more optimal in something like Results? If yes, the how so?