• Good value
  • 80 servings per container
  • Only available in unflavored
8.5Overall Score

MuscleTech understands that the much vaunted creatine is one of the most researched and effective muscle-building supplements available. So I wasn’t surprised to see that they’re launching a Platinum 100% Creatine product as part of their new Essential Series line.

The proliferation of supplement information on the internet has many clamoring for proven ingredients and specific dosages, instead of inscrutable ingredients and proprietary blends.

By The Power of Creatine

Single ingredient products like Platinum 100% Creatine are nice because you can either take them by themselves, or add them to your other supplements to enhance their potency.

Take creatine and beta alanine for example. The both work well separately, but studies show that they’re more effective when combined.

One study showed that taking creatine and beta alanine increased strength and had the greatest effect on lean mass and changes in body composition than creatine by itself.[1]
Platinum Creatine MuscleTech Essential Series

Do You Have to Do a Loading Phase?

This is one of my favorite myths to dispel. While you will notice quicker increases in strength and body composition if you creatine load, it’s not necessary or essential. If you consistently take a maintenance dosage of creatine you’ll see the same strength increases, it just takes a little bit longer.

The body is basically like an empty swimming pool when it comes to taking creatine. It can only hold a finite amount, so it’s really up to you how quickly you choose to fill it.

Each serving of Platinum 100% Creatine has 5 g of creatine, and there are 80 servings per container. It’s only available in unflavored right now. Ideally, you’ll want to take creatine monohydrate with simple carbohydrates like juice, dextrose, or a sports drink to improve absorption.

It mixes up pretty well, and almost dissolves completely. Since it’s unflavored it does taste a little bit weird if you just add it to water, but you won’t notice anything different if Platinum 100% Creatine is added to a whey protein powder or other drink.

Is Platinum 100% Creatine Worth It?

Most places are selling Platinum 100% Creatine for about $10 for an 80 serving container. This is pretty good deal, and would definitely recommend this if you’re looking for an easy way to get some extra creatine or add it to a pre or post-workout supplement that doesn’t have it.

[1] Hoffman J1, Ratamess N, Kang J, Mangine G, Faigenbaum A, Stout J. Effect of creatine and beta-alanine supplementation on performance and endocrine responses in strength/power athletes Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2006 Aug;16(4):430-46.

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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