What Does Creatine Do?
Creatine helps the body to generate ATP, which is the main energy carrier in the body. It therefore enables an increase in physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high-intensity exercise, as your muscles are reliant on this ATP.
What are the Benefits of Creatine?
Creatine is a naturally occurring compound that can be found in foods such as beef, pork, and fish — and it’s also produced by the body in your liver, pancreas and kidneys. As you would have to eat a large amount of meat or fish to get a substantial amount of creatine from your diet, supplementing with our creatine products can be a convenient, cost-effective alternative. Especially if your dietary choices or preferences prevent you from eating animal products — many of our supplements are completely vegetarian and vegan friendly - check out our vegan creatine range for vegan only supplements. As covered earlier, creatine can help to increase your physical performance, making it a really valuable addition to your training routine to help you take things to the next level and smash those PBs.
Which is the Best Creatine for Me?
We have an extensive range of creatine supplements to suit any lifestyle and training schedule, including powders, tablets and even chewable creatine. Check out some of the options below to find out which is the best fit for you.
Creatine Monohydrate powder — this is a convenient powder that either comes in refreshingly fruity flavours, or unflavoured, which means it can be added to your regular shakes and smoothies.
Creatine Monohydrate Tablets — these are even easier to make part of your schedule, no matter how hectic it is. All you have to do is take 3 tablets a day for a boost of creatine pre- or post-workout.
100% Creatine Gluconate Powder — this is creatine bonded to a molecule of glucose, which results in a form of creatine that can be absorbed faster by the body.
Still unsure which creatine product is best for you? Check out our full breakdown of the best creatine supplements.
How is creatine made?
Creatine is produced in the body naturally but can also be created synthetically from raw materials.
What is the best type of creatine?
Creatine monohydrate appears to be the most, if not as equally, effective when compared to all other forms.
What is the difference between creatine ethyl ester and kre-alkalyn?
Creatine ethyl ester may negate the need for a loading phase due to its greater absorption rate, whereas kre-alkalyn is a buffered form of creatine which produces less of the undesirable byproduct of metabolism; creatinine. Both require more research into their effectiveness however.
What is the best way to take creatine?
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.