Top 5 Best Creatine Supplements
Protein powder was my first supplements, and very fast I learned that creatine is a must, especially if you're looking to build muscle — and it's been scientifically proven to help with muscle growth, ATP recharge, recovery, and more of those good stuff that every athlete needs.
Ok, but if you're reading this post it's because you already know that you can't live without the C in your life. Now, all you want from us is help in sourcing the best creatine out there, am I right?
So let's cut to the chase.
What's the best creatine in the world in our opinion (it's the opinion of a small group of people who train 5-6 times a week, we're all over 30 and some of us will soon reach 50, and we're looking top build muscle and grow)?
Ranked #1 - Optimum Nutrition Micronized Creatine
5 grams pure creatine monohydrate per serving. Supports increases in energy, endurance and recovery. Maximum potency supports muscle size, strength, and power. Supreme absorbency micronized to get the most out of each dose
Unflavored can be mixed in your favorite beverage with ease.
What's bad about it?
- Product does not come with a scoop
- You'd need to measure the amount, unlike with capsules
Ranked #2 - Instantized Creatine Monohydrate
100% Soluble Creatine! Using the fine mesh system, they were able to deliver 100% soluble creatine monohydrate which dissolves completely in liquid for rapid absorption and lean “Bloat free” muscle. This instantized creatine eliminates bloating, water retention, and the terrible gritty, chalky taste you get with micronized creatine monohydrate.
Personally, I'd say it's one of the best but you do need to compare it to a regular one like ON (the one ranked first on this list) as each and every one of us might react differently to creatine. I'm using ON daily for over 2 years now and I've never experienced any "bloat", but I guess it's quite an issue for lots of people. I am aware of the need for such product, but can't testify that it happened to me (or anyone here I know).
Ranked #3 - BulkSupplements Creatine
All products by BulkSupplements are manufactured according to cGMP Standards to ensure the highest quality for manufacturing, packaging, labeling, and holding operations. They've made a significant investment in their in-house lab to test the products at multiple stages during production.
Please notice, that in spite the fact they like talking about their labs, they're using a third party to test products, procedures and equipment when required to ensure compliance, standards and consistency.