May 4, 2016

Dear Dr. Bell, I’m confused what the difference is between Creatine Monohydrate and Creatine Creapure. Which one do you recommend taking? Is there any reason to pick one over the other? I know Creatine Creapure is really popular, I just don’t know if it’s right for me.

If you are confused on nutrition products, you are far from alone! The Supplement Industry has become exceptionally competitive so Marketing Guns are A-blazing! How do you know if one product is superior to another? With so much to choose from, Trail-and-error may be a necessity. Creatine Monohydrate has been around for a long time and has shown to be effective with relativity few side-effects. Creatine Creapure is a relatively new product. Their own Product description is:

“Although all creatine powders may look alike, looks can be deceiving. The fact is that potentially harmful impurities such as dicyandiamide, thiourea, and dihydrotriazine may be present in creatine products produced via some low-cost methods. And because many supplement companies simply use the cheapest creatine they can find (or whatever type of creatine happens to be “hot” at the moment), quality often varies widely from one brand of creatine to the next. That’s why top researchers, medical professionals, and knowledgeable health-conscious individuals alike seek out Creapure Creatine Monohydrate – the patented product recognized worldwide as the benchmark for creatine quality. Only Creapure Creatine Monohydrate is produced using a unique patented process (U.S. patent 5,719,319) which guarantees the highest purity, and potency. Each batch is produced using Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in an FDA-registered plant in Trostberg, Germany and is rigorously tested using state-of-the art high pressure.”

You can ask around and check with your friends to see how it works for them, but the only way to know for sure which works better for you is to try it for a few weeks and see how it works for you.

Can you believe the company descriptions on a Product? Of course not! Some companies are very reputable and cherish their reputation and product, others are in it for pure profit. The only way to find out is for you to ask around and if you are satisfied with the reviews, then try it yourself.

For a far more detailed education I suggest the IFPA Sports Nutrition Certification Course and Advanced Sports Nutrition Certification Course!

Good Luck,

Dr. Jim Bell


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