Water gain in the cells serve as a great means to help with travel and dehydration…..
Creatine can be taken in 2gram doses three times a day and seems not to create that "hydro" pull. Some athletes have responded to the small dose protocols and others explode. Also the more you hydrate without the creatine the smoother the integration. This is just observation and experimental with my own use in college and athletes that are out of college.