Creatine monohydrate is the first form of creatine created and is also the most widely used. We currently carry a powder form creatine called Creatine Raw by BlackMarket Labs which is a creatine monohydrate. The term monohydrate means that creatine bonds with water molecules in order to enter your body. This form of creatine will make you hold onto more water which will have the effects of bloating. If you were looking for creatine monohydrate in pill form then we sell Creatine Pure Monohydrate by NutraKey. Both of these products are very affordable retailing the powder form for $19.99 and the pill form for $15.99. Now what if you don’t want the water bloating?
The most popular creatine in the store is called Creatine Carnage by Anabolic Warfare. This formula is a creatine nitrate. This product enters your body really fast and doesn’t give you a water bloat. Now for pill form we sell a product called CNSix which is a creatine hydrochloride or for short HCL. Most of our creatines are non flavored which can be added to any type of drink but we do carry a flavored creatine.
The flavored creatine we sell is by Rivalus and it’s called Cre-Elite 5. This is a 5 blend creatine formula. It includes Creapure, Creatine Monohydrate, Creatine Magnesium Chelate, Creatine HCL, and DiCreatine Malate. This product is flavored in blue raspberry or orange slice. The highlight of this product is the Creatine Magnesium Chelate.
Creatine Magnesium Chelate can also be found in pill form in the K4 by TriPharms. This creatine will enter your body through the magnesium channels. There is zero bloating and very fast absorption. If you had to choose pills instead of powder I would highly suggest the K4.
Now what does creatine do? Creatine helps increase your muscle energy which is also known as ATP energy. It keeps your gas tank full in the muscles. This will help increase how much weight you can lift. Now you need to consistently keep creatine in your body in order to see the full results. Even on your rest days you should still be supplementing with creatine. There is no real set time of day to take the creatine. Most people add it into their pre workout 30 minutes before the gym but on your rest days you can just take it in the morning with your powdered vitamins or BCAAS.
The one thing you need to remember is that creatine is all the same. The only difference is how it enters your body. So ask yourself next time you come to Total Nutrition, do you want pills or powder? Do you want flavored or unflavored? Lastly do you care if you bloat a little bit from extra water retention?