Creatine is probably the most famous ergogenic supplement used in sports and has tons of research supporting its effectiveness as well as safety. But whenever a supplement gets known, a lot of companies jump in and start offering fancier the same supplement in more fancy forms and with more attractive packaging. Creatine today comes in many forms. It started from the basic creatine monohydrate and is still the most exclusively used form. Then there are other forms like creatine ethyl ester, creatine magnesium chelate, creatine citrate, buffered creatine (Kre-Alkalyn), creatine hydrochloride, creatine pyruvate, creatine nitrate, etc.
Creatine monohydrate is the basic form used and is the gold standard in creatine use. As per Kamal Patel of examine.com, no form of creatine has proven to be more effective or potent than the good old creatine monohydrate.
The other forms and brands, provide the same or lesser effect than the good old creatine monohydrates. None have proven to have an edge over the basic creatine monohydrate form. The only difference is that the newer and fancier forms of creatine simply cost more, because of overhyped and false marketing. Creatine monohydrates, on the other hand, are one of the cheapest forms available. Being cheap doesn’t mean less effective and vice versa.
Creatine in micronized form is creatine that has been processed to reduce the particle size of the powder. Micronization may increase the solubility in water, but it doesn’t make it any more effective, neither is it better absorbed than the basic creatine monohydrate form.
Kamal Patel suggests that creatine nitrate has no scientific evidence to support its superiority over monohydrates. Creatine hydrochloride, on the other hand, is negated by the stomach acid and turns into a basic creatine molecule.
So, don’t waste money and have the basic form of creatine monohydrate, irrespective of what your supplement dealer or the supplement company tells you.
Akshay Chopra is a renowned fitness professional, a speaker , a writer and the owner of Indias research based platform, Werstupid. He has been transforming lives, and has addressed many a people with motivational words. Known as the Encyclopaedia of Fitness Industry, his knowledge is unparalleled.
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