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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.


UNIVERSAL Animal Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Creapure Powder 500g - 0,5Kg


UNIVERSAL Animal Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Creapure Powder 500g - 0,5Kg


$23.97


CellTech Creatine Dietary Fibers Powder, Micronized Creatine, Creatine HCl,


CellTech Creatine Dietary Fibers Powder, Micronized Creatine, Creatine HCl,


$34.64


GAT CREATINE Micronized Powder 2.2 lbs 200 Servings MUSCLE STRENGTH SIZE STAMINA


GAT CREATINE Micronized Powder 2.2 lbs 200 Servings MUSCLE STRENGTH SIZE STAMINA


$24.50


Creatine Monohydrate 500g VitaDirect Bulk Micronized for Absorption  Supplements


Creatine Monohydrate 500g VitaDirect Bulk Micronized for Absorption Supplements


$17.99


Dymatize Micronized Creatine, 500 g


Dymatize Micronized Creatine, 500 g


$20.24


Optimum Nutrition Micronized Creatine Powder - 5.3 oz [VS-A-O]


Optimum Nutrition Micronized Creatine Powder - 5.3 oz [VS-A-O]


$10.00


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MuscleTech CellTech Creatine Powder, Micronized Creatine, HCl, Fruit Punch,...


$64.34


 Creatine Monohydrate Powder Micronized By BulkSupplements (1 Kilogram) | 99.99%


Creatine Monohydrate Powder Micronized By BulkSupplements (1 Kilogram) | 99.99%


$24.90


Optimum Nutrition Micronized Creatine Powder 28 Servings EXP 05-19


Optimum Nutrition Micronized Creatine Powder 28 Servings EXP 05-19


$10.00


BPI Sports Micronized Creatine Unflavored 300 Grams 300 Gram


BPI Sports Micronized Creatine Unflavored 300 Grams 300 Gram


$10.81


NuSci Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Pure Powder 1000g (2.2 LB Muscle Energy


NuSci Creatine Monohydrate Micronized Pure Powder 1000g (2.2 LB Muscle Energy


$18.69


2.2 lb Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Powder Pharmaceutical Kosher ---------


2.2 lb Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Powder Pharmaceutical Kosher ---------


$14.49


New Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder Unflavored 600G Micronized Monohydrate Gym


New Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder Unflavored 600G Micronized Monohydrate Gym


$17.31


MuscleTech CellTech Creatine Powder Micronized Creatine Creatine HCl Grape 6 ...


MuscleTech CellTech Creatine Powder Micronized Creatine Creatine HCl Grape 6 ...


$40.47


NuSci 1kg 100% Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Pure Powder (2.2 LB


NuSci 1kg 100% Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Pure Powder (2.2 LB


$17.70


MuscleTech Creactor, Max Potency Creatine Powder, Micronized Creatine and Creati


MuscleTech Creactor, Max Potency Creatine Powder, Micronized Creatine and Creati


$25.04


ALLMAX CREATINE Micronized Monohydrate Powder, Lab Tested Ultra Pure, 200 1000g


ALLMAX CREATINE Micronized Monohydrate Powder, Lab Tested Ultra Pure, 200 1000g


$35.69


PROMIX #1 Best Selling Micronized Creatine Monohydrate, Unflavored


PROMIX #1 Best Selling Micronized Creatine Monohydrate, Unflavored


$25.17


OPTIMUM 600G MICRONIZED CREAPURE CREATINE POWDER ultimate musclepharm dymatize


OPTIMUM 600G MICRONIZED CREAPURE CREATINE POWDER ultimate musclepharm dymatize


$33.94


New 600g Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder Unflavored Micronized Monohydrate


New 600g Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder Unflavored Micronized Monohydrate


$7.76


NOVKAFIT Nutrition micronized creatine monohydrate power strength 300g powder EB


NOVKAFIT Nutrition micronized creatine monohydrate power strength 300g powder EB


$49.49


NovkafiT Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Powder – 300 g (Unflavoured) EB


NovkafiT Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Powder – 300 g (Unflavoured) EB


$49.55


3 PACKS Of MuscleTech PLATINUM 100% CREATINE Micronized Powder  Essential Series


3 PACKS Of MuscleTech PLATINUM 100% CREATINE Micronized Powder Essential Series


$29.99


Fitness Workout Gym Bulk Supplements Pure Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Powder


Fitness Workout Gym Bulk Supplements Pure Micronized Creatine Monohydrate Powder


$23.26


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


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


$20.95


Dymatize Micronized Creatine, 500g, New


Dymatize Micronized Creatine, 500g, New


$14.06


Nutrabolics Micronized Creatine Monohydrate - Lean Muscle Growth (60 Servings)


Nutrabolics Micronized Creatine Monohydrate - Lean Muscle Growth (60 Servings)


$15.99


Nutrabolics Micronized Creatine Monohydrate - Lean Muscle Growth (60 Servings)


Nutrabolics Micronized Creatine Monohydrate - Lean Muscle Growth (60 Servings)


$15.99


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Nutrabolics Micronized Creatine Monohydrate - Lean Muscle Growth (60 Servings)


$20.38


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Nutrabolics Micronized Creatine Monohydrate - Lean Muscle Growth (60 Servings)


$43.17


New 600g Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder Unflavored Micronized Monohydrate


New 600g Optimum Nutrition Creatine Powder Unflavored Micronized Monohydrate


$20.27


MuscleTech Creactor, Max Potency Creatine Powder, Micronized Creatine and


MuscleTech Creactor, Max Potency Creatine Powder, Micronized Creatine and


$20.18


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Optimum Nutrition Micronized Creatine 300 Gram (57 Serving)


Optimum Nutrition Micronized Creatine 300 Gram (57 Serving)


$11.50


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$15.82


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


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$12.63


Fitmax Creatine Creapure 300g - Ultra Pure Micronized Monohydrate + Taurine


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$14.64


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


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