Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine is a naturally occurring, nonessential amino acid found in certain plant and animal species. Upon the consumption of specific dietary plant and animal sources, we obtain various amino acids, including arginine, glycine, and methionine. These three critical amino acids are solely responsible for providing our bodies with creatine via biosynthesis in the liver, kidney, and pancreas. Created stores of creatine are then transported into our skeletal muscle. Lesser amounts of creatine may also be located in the heart, brain, blood, and other soft tissues. The majority of creatine located throughout the body exists primarily in a free form, while the remainder is bound to phosphate. The metabolization results in the development of phosphocreatine, or creatine phosphate.

Creatine is an important component in the body's production of energy. It also assists in enhancing energy expenditure, and with the building of lean muscle mass. But how does creatine do this? During exercise our body's primary muscular fuel source, Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) loses a phosphate group. The loss of a phosphate group changes ATP into Adenosine Diphosphate, or ADP. Our body uses creatine at this point in the energy cycle, donating a phosphate group to ADP. By donating its phosphate group, creatine rapidly transforms ADP back into ATP, making it ready for immediate use as fuel for the body. Supplemental creatine is used by the body to instantaneously increase both our maximum anaerobic threshold and energy recharge times.


Creatine was first marketed in the early 1990's. Since then, its supplementation by those in and out of competitive sport has garnered much public interest. Manufacturers have touted the possible performance-enhancing effects of creatine, and its popularity as a nutritional supplement has steadily grown. Although the elevated status of creatine in the world of nutrition is a direct result of various studies highlighting its physiological benefit in exercise performance, creatine may also yield lesser publicized, yet important, neuro and cardioprotective actions. [1, 2]

Creatine Monohydrate Only
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Complete Creatine Power $21.98
$21.98 1 ISS
Crea-Force $12.75
$0.13 100 ABB
CreaLean $13.98
$0.14 100 Labrada
Creatine $14.74
$0.15 100 Dymatize
Creatine Powder $20.98
$0.10 200 Prolab
Micronized Creatine $0.00
$0.00 200 Higher Power
Power Creatine $26.70
$0.33 80 Champion Nutrition
Universal Micronized Creatine $14.99
$0.25 60 Universal Nutrition Obesity
Products Containing Creatine Monohydrate
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
CGT-10 $14.50
$0.48 30 Optimum Nutrition
Creatine $18.49
$0.17 110 AST
Creatine Max $16.82
$0.19 90 Apex
Creatine Monohydrate $7.95
$0.13 60 Muscle Marketing
Extreme XXL $22.99
$2.30 10 ABB
Giant Mega Mass 4000 $34.95
$3.50 10 Weider
NaNo Vapor $37.99
$0.95 40 MuscleTech
NO Shotgun V3 $35.95
$1.28 28 VPX
Phosphagen HP $18.79
$0.45 42 EAS
Serious Mass $22.99
$2.87 8 Optimum Nutrition
Vitargo CGL $34.99
$1.75 20 Nutrex Research


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