Hi Nunya. Before you start taking a supplement, I suggest you research it, to find out what it is supposed to do, how it works, and how to take it. Creatine works as an energy source for the anerobic cycle. Translated, this means harder muscle contractions, for a longer period of time. Also, due to it's physical properties, it draws in water like a magnet. The idea is to take it, and to get the muscle saturated. Yes, this will cause the muscles to appear larger due to the increased water storage with the ceatine in the muscles. Now, for dosage. From all accounts of everything I've read , and tried, a 5-10 gram dose daiy is a good start. It really doesn't matter when you take it, before , after, in the morning, etc. The idea is to to get it ingested and keep the muscles saturated. Some manufacturers/distributor, say to take a 5 day loading period of 20-25 grams day, but I've never found this necessary. Other recommend taking it with a high GI juice or drink to get it into your system via the insulin reaction. I suppose it couldn't hurt, but I've never found that necessary either. Do yourself a favor, do a search on google, dogpile, or the MSN earch engine and read some studies.