Creatine is one of, if not the most well researched and proven supplements on the market. It without a doubt has benefits when it comes to strength and muscle gains, primarily from better-producing energy for training!
Today, I will be discussing, what is the best creatine to buy?
Why am I making this article? There is so much marketing BS out there, I want to set the record straight so you can get the most benefit from this supplement without feeling the need to empty your wallet.
Types of Creatine:
The list goes on and on. From the most basic form being Creatine Monohydrate to Micronized Creatine Monohydrate, Creatine Hydrochloride to Kre-Alkylan Creatine.
Creatine monohydrate is the most well researched and proven forms of creatine on the market. When you take this form consistently for long enough it saturates your creatine stores 100% (within a month). Therefore, it can not be any more effective as 100% is 100%.
Different forms of creatine have different “niches” that they are supposed to be better with. A common one is the creatine being more soluble in water. This could then lead to better absorption of the creatine.
The thing is, your going to pay more money for a product that might have a slight benefit when it comes to saturating your creatine stores quicker. You could still purchase the cheap creatine monohydrate that is also 100% effective, and not pay more than you need to.
Once your creatine stores are saturated, a quicker absorption rate isn’t going to help you. The daily dose you take after full absorption is just to ensure you keep the full absorption.
What Type to Take:
Honestly, seeing as creatine monohydrate can reach 100% effectiveness, and is the cheapest form, I see no reason to pay a higher price for other “special” kinds of creatine.
These other types of creatine are either going to be more expensive for the same or less benefit than creatine monohydrate.
If you want to pay a greater price for a creatine that might be more water-soluble and thus be quicker absorbed by your body, that’s your decision. At the end of the day, creatine monohydrate will do the job as best as it can be done and for the cheapest cost.
My recommendation if you have decided to take creatine, go with monohydrate.
A Brief Note:
Also, as with any supplement, don’t expect creatine to solve all your problems. You will see very little to zero benefit from taking creatine if you are not covering your bases when it comes to training and nutrition.
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