What is the Best Creatine to Use? The Answer will Surprise You!

Posted on November 15th, 2011 at 2:26 am by


Everyone who has spent anytime involved in fitness and weight training has heard of Creatine. Creatine is without a doubt the most effective supplement on the market. With the success of Creatine came the ability for supplement companies to make money, and lots of it.

So how do companies separate their Creatine product from their competitor’s? They give it a fancy new name and market the shit out of it. So where does it leave us the consumer? Confused? You bet.

So what is the best creatine to use?

  • Creatine Monohydrate?
  • Creatine Ethyl Ester?
  • Creatine Gluconate?
  • Magnesium Creatine Chelate?
  • Tricreatine Orotate?
  • Dicreatine malate?
  • Creatine orotate?
  • Tricreatine malate?
  • Creatine citrate?
  • Kre-Alkalyn?

If you want to know which Creatine is the best to use follow these 3 tips…

Tip 1

99% of the research which proves that Creatine works has been conducted using Creatine monohydrate. I’m not suggesting that the new forms of Creatine don’t work, but what I am saying is most of them haven’t been researched. Creatine monohydrate has been researched and has been proved to work.

Tip 2

Creatine Monohydrate is the cheapest form of Creatine to buy. Does that mean it is not as effective as the other types of Creatine? No way, remember Tip 1, 99% of the research into Creatine has been conducted with Creatine Monohydrate. To illustrate how much cheaper Creatine Monohydrate is on its own, have a look at this comparison:

2kg $84.95. Cost per serve: $4.25

1kg $76.95. Cost per serve: $0.38

Tip 3

All supplement companies have a Creatine product in their range. Avoid the hype and slick advertising and stick with a product that is 100% Creatine Monohydrate. This is for 2 reasons:

  • Firstly, you are only paying for the product you need, Creatine Monohydrate. This means when you take 5 grams of the product, you are in fact taking 5 grams of Creatine Monohydrate.
  • Secondly, you are not paying for extras you don’t need like sugar, or other random ingredients that they list in a propriety blend.

To emphasise this point have a look at the ingredients for Cell-tech hardcore.

Confusing isn’t it! Aside from the fact that you are paying $4.25 to consume 75 grams of sugars in each serve, how do you know how much creatine you are actually consuming?

In summing up, the best Creatine to use is Creatine Monohydrate. It is a safe, effective and inexpensive supplement that has been heavily researched and stood the test of time. I regularly use creatine as part of my quest to stay fit, lean and strong. Click the links below for more free tips on how to achieve your fitness goals.

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Niko is a 34 year-old happily married, shift working, father of two young boys. Niko’s site www.noeXcuseFitness.com.au  shares his fitness knowledge and helps regular, time-poor people stay in shape and achieve their goals.


Good luck with your efforts and remember: ‘There is no such thing as a good eXcuse’

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