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Creatine Monohydrate

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Creatine Monohydrate, a staple in any supplement stack, helps assist with muscle strength and growth, increased rates of recovery, increased energy, improved athletic performance, increased in immune system function and even more. Read the full description for more information.

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What is Creatine Monohydrate?

Creatine monohydrate is actually a naturally occurring compound that is synthesized within the human body, as well as being found in various other dietary sources, including red meat. Despite the fact that we produce it naturally, experts have found that increasing the amount of creatine inside of our bodies, no matter what age you are, can provide a whole bunch of various health, fitness, athletic and cognitive benefits, which we’ll look at in more detail a little later on. [1,2,3,4,7] Because of this, supplement companies have been able to naturally manufacture this very compound, and turn it into an extremely effective supplement that has been found to help increase muscle mass, strength, and athletic performance in a whole host of different individuals.

How does it work?

Once inside the body, creatine monohydrate is actually converted by the body, into creatine phosphate. It is creatine phosphate that helps assist the body with the natural production of a compound known as ATP, or Adenosine Tri-Phosphate. ATP is used by the muscles as a source of energy and fuel, so the more ATP the muscles have available to them, the more efficiently they are able to work. [9] Put simply, every time your muscles work, they are contracting, and ATP helps them to contract. We can naturally synthesize creatine as previously mentioned, but unfortunately the amounts we produce are not sufficient enough to be able to assist with athletic performance or muscle size and strength. Creatine is also present in foods, but again, these dosages are far too low to be beneficial, and besides which, some of it is actually lost during the cooking process. Creatine supplements however, provide strong dosages which are absorbed quickly by the muscles, which in turn, helps to ensure that the muscles work more efficiently.

What are the main benefits of Creatine Monohydrate?

Some of the primary benefits of creatine monohydrate supplements include:

Muscle growth

Creatine monohydrate supplements are a staple ingredient in many bodybuilding supplement stacks, but they don’t actually assist with muscle growth in the same way as protein supplements do. Creatine supplements assist with muscle growth, due to the fact that they improve muscle contractions, plasma and ATP levels. [5] The more ATP energy the muscles have, the harder they can work, and the longer they can work before they begin to fatigue. This means you can increase training volumes and frequencies and can get more done in the gym, making your workouts more productive. [1]

Strength increases

As well as helping to assist with muscle growth, another benefit of creatine supplements is the fact that they also increase your overall strength levels, because they allow the muscles to generate more power during each contraction. This means you can lift heavier weights and generate more explosive power, which basically makes you stronger. [1]

Improved muscle pumps

Another great bodybuilding benefit of creatine monohydrate supplements is the fact that they provide very impressive muscle pumps. This is because the additional ATP causes muscle cells to swell and expand, allowing them to absorb more water. As they are filled with water and energy, this gives the muscles a bigger and fuller appearance, leading to more impressive muscle pumps during, and for a short while after, training. This can help you psychologically as the better you look, the harder you will work in the gym. [1]

Other benefits include:

  • Increased muscle mass
  • Increased rates of recovery
  • Increased energy
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Impressive muscle pumps
  • Increases in strength
  • Increased in immune system function
  • Fat loss
  • And more...

How and when to consume?

Creatine monohydrate is best consumed 1 – 2 times per day, ideally before and directly after exercise. On training days, around 1 hour before training, consume 5g of creatine monohydrate with water or fruit juice. Immediately after training, add 5g to your post workout shake. On non-training days, one serving in a morning, and one in the evening is sufficient enough.

Creatine Monohydrate VS Creapure

Although very similar to one another, creatine monohydrate and creapure are still slightly different, and both provide very different benefits. Creapure is a purer form of creatine monohydrate providing users with an even more pure creatine monohydrate per serving. Because of this, it is absorbed quicker, which can be beneficial, and it can be detrimental as well.

What to stack it with?

Creatine monohydrate is the second most popular bodybuilding supplement in the entire world, second only to whey protein, and because of that, it is a staple part of many bodybuilding stacks. Generally, it is commonly stacked with: Dextrose, pre-workout supplements, L-Glutamine, BCAAs, whey protein, and casein protein. [6] Although truthfully it can be stacked with virtually any health and fitness supplement on the market.

Potential side effects

As with all supplements, always consult your doctor before using any new supplement, and discontinue use if you encounter any negative side effects. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using creatine monohydrate. Generally it is considered one of the safest sports supplements in the world, although possible side effects can include: [10]

  • Stomach cramps
  • Bloating
  • Frequent urination
  • Damage to the kidneys and liver if large dosages (more than the recommended daily dosage) are consumed. [8]

References

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10731017
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11851597
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27239423
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22254121
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2206055/
  6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8944667
  7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22254121
  8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10999421
  9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12701817
  10. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19124889

Creatine Monohydrate Reviews

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Elena D. on 24/09/2016
Toronto
Good stuff!
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Ben G. on 22/09/2016
Ontario
Not much to say, regular creatine just like from a very popular supplement brand but at a way better price.
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Got my first Creatine supplement
Amandeep S. on 16/09/2016
Surrey
Fast delivery
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Creatine
Rahul Z. on 13/09/2016
Brampton
Great product. very reliable and effective
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Great stuff!
Matt N. on 08/09/2016
Ontario
Great product, great price!
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Cornelis T. on 01/09/2016
Burlington Ontario
This is really good.
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Great value
Yueyang Z. on 29/08/2016
Good
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5/5
Rachit K. on 25/08/2016
5/5
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Jason K. on 20/08/2016
Strathroy Ontario
Some creatine products I've used don'tic well, leaving almost chunks within the water. Your product has none of that! Better absorption and easier to take that way. Another hit.
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Sumair A. on 11/08/2016
Montreal
Good product...
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Mohammad J. on 05/08/2016
Canada
Great price!
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Great stuff
Richard N. on 03/08/2016
Ontario Canada
Works great. Doesn't smell or taste weird. And it mixes so well in just water.
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Jacques D. on 28/07/2016
montreal
Spoon is too short - have to reach right into the bag and this makes a mess.
Answer: Hi Jim, I apologize for the issue, this is the standard scoop handle length. We will look into a longer size however though.
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Michael L. on 26/07/2016
Vancouver, BC
This is the second or third time ordering this product. For the price, it can’t be beat as it is straight creatine monohydrate.

I tried the Creapure version as well, with no noticeable differences between the two. I think I will stick with this version as it does the job.

When mixed with protein, you can’t even tell that it is there. I will sometimes sneak in 10 grams into my protein powder and I will use a Blender Bottle and shake it.

Dissolves completely and does the job. You can’t go wrong with this.
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Creatine Monohydrate
Jaymie O. on 22/07/2016
Ajax, ON
I take the scoop right into my mouth and down it with water
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Good creatine
Kevin P. on 21/07/2016
Vancouver
It's creatine. Exactly what you'd expect. Good stuff.
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Perfect
Anne M. on 21/07/2016
Guelph, Ontario
A perfect product, helps out immensely.
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found my new home for supplements
Martin l. on 20/07/2016
Lery, Quebec
wanted to try some canadian products instead of encouraging the usual big american brands, so i ordered the new zealand whey and creatine monohydrate from here and proteinco at the same exact time, total cost was within pennies, both shipped the next day, both were received on the same day... but the similarities ended there. i love the form factor of the small pouches alot more than the usual giant tubs that take up so much room (and always come half empty for some reason). i really like the fact that i have the option to get all natural grass fed with stevia version (proteinco does not have that option) and the extra 0.2lbs is a nice bonus as well!... canadian protein also wins the taste test hands down, the natural vanilla is incredible, can't wait to try other flavors!
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Third time buyer
David C. on 20/07/2016
Charlottetown
As expected great product very fast shipping
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Good stuff
Robert S. on 20/07/2016
Toronto
Good stuff. Mixed ok. Has less of a "taste" as other creatines I've taken. Works as advertised. Good stuff for a good price.
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Perfect
Akshay on 23/02/2016
Mississauga
Exactly what you expect, for a great price.
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It's creatine!
Alexander on 15/02/2016
Kingston
Exactly what you expect. Cheap, fast delivery, and no wasted money on fancy tubs.
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Cheap and simple
Kyle on 15/01/2016
Ottawa
This is plain creatine monohydrate, no more, no less. Great price, and this is the best mixing creatine I've ever used.
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No problems
Ryan on 23/12/2015
Hamilton
Cheap and delivered FAST. I cannot emphasize this point enough, this stuff was delivered so fast.
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Does the job perfectly!
David on 18/09/2015
Toronto
Affordable, fast shipping, product as described. Can't really complain. As for other reviews saying it's a little chalky, I don't really get that at all. Maybe it's because I put it in my smoothie. Will order again.
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Good option
Richard on 29/08/2015
Calgary
Other than not dissolving fully and tasting kind of chalky this is a great option for way less money.
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Just what you need
Nick on 04/08/2015
Ottawa, ON
Simply clean creatine. Mixes very well into protein shake, BCAAs, or whatever else you may want to drink it with. Great deal!
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Bodybuilder/trainer
Joseph on 17/06/2015
London, On
Great product at a great price
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Simple
Gray on 27/05/2015
Toronto
Can't beat creatine at this price. Fast delivery, great product.
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Great Price
Eric on 26/09/2014
London, ON
Cant beat old mono. It is good mono at a good price. Mixes well also.
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Alex on 11/08/2014
Ottawa
It's hard to review the effectiveness of creatine. For the past 2 years I've been taking reputable popular brands and I did notice a slight muscle increase. But the prices are insane. That's why I went with the creatine from Canadianprotein. Since starting taking the creatine mono I did not see any decrease in strength or size and I fell as energetic during workout as when taking the popular expensive creatine brands.
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cresley on 22/06/2014
montreal
Great deal!!
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Great product
Melissa on 31/01/2014
Charlottetown, PE
I researched and Creatine Monohydrate is the best form to take, unfortunately, it upsets my stomach a bit. I need to experiment with taking it at different times and with different mixes because if I take it too close to a workout, the queasy stomach is a problem. I do think it's helped my workouts, I just have to experiment with the timing.
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Creatine, Plain & Simple... and at a great price!
J on 04/06/2013
New Brunswick
Best price I could find per gram for basic creatine mono. CM has more studies backing its claimed effects & benefits so you can't go wrong with this. Only drawback is the lack of a 5g scoop however, to anyone wondering a tbsp is ~5g.
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Great product. Works as advertised!
Quinton on 29/05/2013
Southern Ontario
I experienced water retention while using this creatine product and my lifts have seen a much needed improvement.
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Good stuff
Mike on 23/05/2013
Nova Scotia
It came as advertised and in a timely manner. It's hard to quantify the quality or effectiveness of any supplement, but I can say that both my wife and I have been steadily progressing in our lifts and weight gains while taking this product.
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Great
Sheldon on 12/04/2013
Alberta
Good stuff. easy to mix into heated water. No complaints. Price is great too!!
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Great
Thomas on 08/11/2012
Hamilton
Great stuff for a really good price. Mixes just like an other creating and helps give you an extra boost during your workouts.
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Good Product
Kevin on 30/09/2012
Ontario
What can you say about creatine monohydrate? I like being able to order by the pound but found it odd that instead of 1 - 2 lb bag it came in 2 - 1 lb bags. Not a big deal.
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Creatine Monohydrate
aaron on 07/07/2011
London, Ont
Great price and an overall good supplement for those that want that extra fuel for muscle repair.