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Advanced Questions and Answers: Creatine Monohydrate

Today we are going to take a look at creatine monohydrate.  Rather than a simple attempt to explain creatine, I'll assume that you already have a decent understanding of creatine, what it does, and its underlying effects.  What form of creatine is best for absorption? What is the difference between micronized creatine and creatine monohydrate?  Can I buy the cheap stuff and still get results, or should I stick with higher end creatine products?  These questions, and more, are answered below.

All creatine powder is not created equal! At least, not anymore - as some people are aware, you can now find creatine on the market in three forms: phosphate, citrate, and monohydrate. My feeling is that the phosphate variety is not easily absorbed by the body and for this reason will not yield effective and substantial results. The citrate variety seemed to be catching on for a time, but again the research is sketchy here. In fact, nearly all the positive clinical studies that have been done on creatine have utilized the monohydrate form, and this is the only form that I currently recommend.

Brand names and quality do matter - especially with creatine. There's a ton of cheap, generic creatine monohydrate on the market (especially on the web), but I'm convinced that most of it is of significantly lower quality than the reputable brand name versions. Supplement companies and distributors in the U.S. currently get their raw creatine from two primary sources: China and Germany. The creatine that comes in from China is almost always less expensive, but it's also much more likely to be impure. Typically, it'll be cut with the complex carbohydrate maltodextrin. This is the dirt cheap "creatine" that many wholesalers offer. No wonder some people don't see any results. Reputable creatine suppliers prefer the German version, which is a bit more expensive but tests out at a significantly higher level of quality. With creatine you really do get what you pay for.

Micronized creatine has reached the market - but is it just hype or is it really better? The answer might surprise you. Micronized creatine is very interesting. Basically, it's produced through a process that finely grinds or "micronizes" the creatine particles themselves into particles that are 10, 15, even 20 times smaller than regular creatine particles. There's no doubt that micronized creatine dissolves better in liquid—this just makes sense. It's also theorized that the smaller particle size leads to easier and faster digestion and uptake into the blood. Individuals who report stomach upset with regular creatine intake almost always find the problem alleviated by switching to the micronized version. Many of the top creatine monohydrate products on the market—including AST's Creatine HSC—have already switched to using micronized particles. This trend is likely to continue and accelerate in the near future.


Micronized CREATINE Powder, Optimum Nutrition, ON, 10.5 ozs., 300 grams, All


Micronized CREATINE Powder, Optimum Nutrition, ON, 10.5 ozs., 300 grams, All


$17.99


Universal Nutrition Micronized Creatine Powder COMBO TWIN PACK Unflavored (400g)


Universal Nutrition Micronized Creatine Powder COMBO TWIN PACK Unflavored (400g)


$17.95


Pure Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Powder BulkSupplement CHOOSE PACKAGE


Pure Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Powder BulkSupplement CHOOSE PACKAGE


$22.25


Pure Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Powder BulkSupplement CHOOSE PACKAGE


Pure Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Powder BulkSupplement CHOOSE PACKAGE


$26.80


Pure Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Powder BulkSupplement CHOOSE PACKAGE


Pure Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Powder BulkSupplement CHOOSE PACKAGE


$22.25


MuscleTech Platinum 100% Creatine Ultra-Pure Micronized Creatine Powder Unfla...


MuscleTech Platinum 100% Creatine Ultra-Pure Micronized Creatine Powder Unfla...


$15.68


NEW MuscleTech Platinum 100% Creatine Powder Micronized Gym Workout 80 Servings


NEW MuscleTech Platinum 100% Creatine Powder Micronized Gym Workout 80 Servings


$41.97


Creatine Powder Unflavored Micronized Monohydrate 150g Dietary Supplement Sports


Creatine Powder Unflavored Micronized Monohydrate 150g Dietary Supplement Sports


$22.91


 Creatine Monohydrate Powder Micronized by BulkSupplements (1 kilogram) | 99.99%


Creatine Monohydrate Powder Micronized by BulkSupplements (1 kilogram) | 99.99%


$28.95


Creatine Monohydreate, Micronized Creatine Mono, Pure Creatine, 300, 500


Creatine Monohydreate, Micronized Creatine Mono, Pure Creatine, 300, 500


$14.99


Creatine Monohydreate, Micronized Creatine Mono, Pure Creatine, 300, 500


Creatine Monohydreate, Micronized Creatine Mono, Pure Creatine, 300, 500


$14.99


Creatine Monohydreate, Micronized Creatine Mono, Pure Creatine, 300, 500


Creatine Monohydreate, Micronized Creatine Mono, Pure Creatine, 300, 500


$19.99


Creatine Monohydreate, Micronized Creatine Mono, Pure Creatine, 300, 500


Creatine Monohydreate, Micronized Creatine Mono, Pure Creatine, 300, 500


$24.99


German Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 300g 60 Servings , 100% Pure Micronized


German Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 300g 60 Servings , 100% Pure Micronized


$15.95


MuscleTech Platinum 100% Creatine, Ultra-Pure Micronized Creatine Powder, Unflav


MuscleTech Platinum 100% Creatine, Ultra-Pure Micronized Creatine Powder, Unflav


$14.14


Post Workout Recovery - German Creapure® Creatine 5000mg - Ultra Micronized 1B


Post Workout Recovery - German Creapure® Creatine 5000mg - Ultra Micronized 1B


$22.95


Boost Muscle - German Creapure® Creatine 5000mg - Micronized Creatine Powder 1B


Boost Muscle - German Creapure® Creatine 5000mg - Micronized Creatine Powder 1B


$22.95


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MuscleTech CellTech Creatine Powder Micronized Creatine Creatine HCl Icy Rock...


$33.59


Inner Armour Creatine Monohydrate Micronized 300 Grams


Inner Armour Creatine Monohydrate Micronized 300 Grams


$14.49


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MuscleTech CellTech Creatine Powder Micronized Creatine Creatine HCl Icy Rock...


$58.79


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MuscleTech Creactor Max Potency Creatine Powder Micronized Creatine and Creat...


$26.59


100% Pure Micronized German Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 300g (1 Can)


100% Pure Micronized German Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 300g (1 Can)


$15.95


Pre Workout - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Ultra Micronized Powder 2B


Pre Workout - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Ultra Micronized Powder 2B


$31.95


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Fat Burner For Men - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Micronized Supplement 2B


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Muscle Growth - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Ultra Micronized Creatine 2B


$31.95


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Muscle Supplements - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Micronized Powder 2B


$31.95


Improves Stamina - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Micronized Creatine 2B


Improves Stamina - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Micronized Creatine 2B


$31.95


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Muscle Mass - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Micronized Powder 300 2B


$31.95


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Pure Micronized Pharmaceutical - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Creapure 2B


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Boost Body Energy - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Creatine Micronized 2B


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 Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder 600g Unflavored Micronized Monohydrate NEW


Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder 600g Unflavored Micronized Monohydrate NEW


$23.37


100% Pure Micronized German Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 300g - 1 Can


100% Pure Micronized German Creapure Creatine Monohydrate 300g - 1 Can


$15.95


NEW Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder Unflavored 600g Micronized Monohydrate Gym


NEW Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder Unflavored 600g Micronized Monohydrate Gym


$9.99


Optimum MICRONIZED CREATINE POWDER 300 grams Unflavored 60 Servings BUILD MUSCLE


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$13.95


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MuscleTech Platinum 100% Creatine Ultra-Pure Micronized Creatine Powder Unfla...


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Optimum Nutrition MICRONIZED CREATINE POWDER 150 grams 5.2 oz


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Universal CREATINE Powder Micronized Creapure Monohydrate 300 grams 60 Servings


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Muscle Power - German Creapure® Creatine 3000mg - Creatine Micronized Powder 3B


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German Creapure Creatine 100% Pure Micronized Monohydrate Powder 500g 1 Can


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German Creapure Creatine 100% Pure Micronized Monohydrate Powder 1000g 2 Cans


German Creapure Creatine 100% Pure Micronized Monohydrate Powder 1000g 2 Cans


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German Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate 300g, 100% Pure Micronized (2 Bottles)


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100% Pure Micronized German Creapure® Creatine Monohydrate 300g (1 Can 60 Serv)


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New 600g Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder Unflavored Micronized Monohydrate Gym


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$22.52


Creatine Monohydrate >> No additives   >>  60 VEGETARIAN CAPS  > (Micronized)


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