As a dietary supplement, take 1 1/2 teaspoons (5 grams), mixed into juice or water, 4 times daily for 5 days (loading phase). Thereafter, take 1 1/2 teaspoons 1 to 2 times daily (maintenance dose). For individuals with bodyweights greater than 225 lbs., take 1 1/2 teaspoons 5 to 6 times daily for the loading dose and 2 times daily for the maintenance dose. Athletes who engage in intense, regular exercise should consume at least 120oz of water per day. Drink an additional 16oz of water for every pound lost during exercise.