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What is Creatine Monohydrate?
Creatine monohydrate is a form of creatine that’s popular in sports nutrition supplements for its ability to increase physical performance. We have a huge range of creatine monohydrate supplements, ranging from tablets to powders.
What are the Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate?
Creatine monohydrate is a form of creatine that can easily be absorbed by the body, helping to increase physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high-intensity exercise. As creatine is mostly found in food sources such as meat and fish, our supplements provide a convenient, cost-effective alternative — especially useful for those who are following a plant-based diet.
Which is the Best Creatine Monohydrate Supplement for Me?
We have an extensive range of creatine monohydrate supplements to suit any fitness goals and training routine. Check out some of the options below to find out which is right for your lifestyle.
Creatine Monohydrate powder — this powder can be added to your usual shakes and smoothies, or simply mixed with water as it comes in a range of refreshing fruity flavors.
Creapure Creatine — this is our purest form of creatine, which undergoes rigorous testing to make sure it’s free from impurities, resulting in a 99.99% creatine content.
What does creatine monohydrate do?
Creatine is an "energy recycler"; our body uses a compound called adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to produce energy. Creatine helps to recycle used ATP back to its usable form again.
What is the best form of creatine monohydrate?
Creatine monohydrate appears to be the most, if not as equally, effective when compared to all other forms.
What is micronized creatine monohydrate?
Micronized creatine monohydrate is when the molecules of creatine have been divided or cut up. This increases their surface area, which could increase absorption and reduce stomach discomfort.
What is the difference between creatine and creapure?
Creapure is simply a form of creatine monohydrate and is widely considered to be the purest and finest quality micronised creatine monohydrate on the market today.
What is the best way to take creatine monohydrate?
It depends entirely on your level of patience. You can either "load" or focus on a more consistent intake (however the latter will simply mean it takes longer before you start incurring the benefit of supplementation). Post-workout may be a more optimal time to dose as well as studies have shown it to aid with recovery and promote more desirable changes in body composition.
Does creatine monohydrate cause bloating?
In some cases, it is possible, especially if you choose to "load". Patience may be your friend in this scenario and a slower, more consistent and methodical approach to supplementation may help avoid the loading. Trialling other forms, such as creatine ethyl ester, may also help.
Does creatine cause water retention?
Creatine draws water into the cell so would cause some retention. However, previously products would have been loaded with sugar (due to creatine not having a taste) and this would cause the undesirable water retention that creatine was once associated with.