Creatine Supplement Reviews

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Creatine is the most popular, muscle building supplement today.

There is no questioning the popularity of creatine nor it’s success. Creatine is popular because of one thing, it works.

Creatine provides almost instantaneous results (Usually one to two weeks) with regards to strength.

We all know that once you start to get stronger, muscle tissue starts to grow shortly thereafter.

It’s because of this that both, beginner and advanced weight trainers flock to supplement stores to buy tub after tub of creatine. I myself have tried over a dozen brands of creatine. It’s no wonder creatine sales have totalled over 400 million dollars over the last couple of years.

The interesting thing about the creatine industry is the development of new products. Over the last 10 years, we’ve witness a transformation of straight up creatine monohydrate to creatine hybrids. I like to call these creatine transformations “Generations”.

1st Generation - Creatine monohydrate - no secondary ingredients added.

2nd Generation - Creatine monodyrate plus active secondary ingredient which is sugar (Usually dextrose). Example of this product is the original cell mass by Muscle Tech and Phosphagen HP by EAS.

3rd Generation - Creatine hybrids or formulations. These types of creatine formulas include other creatine salts such as creatine ethly ester or creatine malates. There are other active ingredients that make these products into a creatine cocktail. Other ingredients may include arginine alpha-ketoglutarate, dextrose, caffeine, glutamine, and others. Examples include No Xplode by BSN and Xpand by Dymatize.

There are constantly new formulations and creatine hybrid products coming out. It’s because of this that we, as hard working weight trainers get overwhelmed and confused by the sheer amount of marketing hype and information. Supplement companies are constantly coming up with new and better marketing techniques to push our buttons.

It’s because of this that we all need honest and relevant creatine reviews from every day weight trainers. A review from an actual user is better than a hundred reviews done by a person getting paid from a supplement company. With that in mind, I’ve put together some reviews from actual users of popular creatine supplements as well as a couple of my own (editorial reviews). All you have to do is click on the links below to view a user review.

Creatine Reviews

Creatine Hardcore Powder By Precision Engineered
1 Review - 4.5/5

This product is made by Precision Engineered. This is a straight up creatine monohydrate powder with no other added ingredients. Each 5 gram serving contains 5 grams of creatine monohydrate. The cost for a 1000 gram container is $20.00.

Phosphagen HP By EAS
1 Review - 5/5

Considered a second generation creatine powder, this product contains 5 grams of creatine monohydrate and 33 grams of dextrose per serving. A 4 LB container will cost about $24.00 USD.
Cell Mass By BSN
2 Review - Average 4.75/5

Cell Mass is manufactured by Bio Engineered Supplements And Nutrition (BSN). Considered a third generation creatine product, Cell Mass contains other active ingredients other than creatine and dextrose. $33.95 for 50 servings.
NO Xplode By BSN
9 Reviews - Average rating of 4.45/5

I consider this product a pre workout energy/creatine cocktail. This is a third generation creatine supplement that contains the stimulant caffeine. The cost is $35.00 for a 2.25 LB container.
NX Care/Labs Mass Cycle
1 Review - 5/5

Mass cycle is a combination of 3 products, Aminovol, T3, and Anavol. Not really a creatine product but I classified it a such because it doesn't fit anywhere else.

GNC Pro Performance Creatine
1 Review - 4.5/5

This product is a straight up creatine monohydrate powder. It is manufactured by General Nutrition Centres (GNC). The cost is $29.99 for a 1000 gram container.
Xyience NOX-CG3
1 Review - 4/5

This product is made from a company called Xyience. NOX is a 3rd generation creatine product that includes, arginine, polydextrose, glutamine, and taurine as it's active ingredients. Cost $70.00 USD for a one month supply.
Fizogen Blitz Cycle
1 Review - 3/5

This product costs about $55.00 USD for 50 servings. This item is a third generation creatine product that includes arginine and ecdysterone as it's main ingredients.
Anavol By NxCare/Labs
1 Review - 4/5

Anavol is basically made up of 3 ingredients, creatine, glutamine, and citrulline malate. Each containers has 60 servings and costs $40.00 USD. Made by NxCare/Labs.
Cell Tech Hardcore By Muscle Tech
1 Review - 4.5/5

Cell Tech Hardcore is a second generation creatine product that is basically the same as the original cell tech except for a few added ingredients such as glutamine, taurine, betaine, and alpha lipoic acid.
Gaspari Size On
1 Review - 4.5/5

Size on is manufactured by Gaspari Nutrition. It is a third generation creatine product that uses creatine gluconate as it's main creatine source. This product sells for $39.00 USD for a one month supply. Editorial review here.

Twinlab Creatine Fuel
1 Review - 4.5/5

This product is a straight up creatine product with no added ingredients. Each serving comes in capsules. The cost for this product is about $17.00 USD for 60 capsules. This supplement is made by Twinlab.

Dymatize Xpand
Editorial Review

Considered a third generation creatine product, xpand has a number of active ingredients in it. This is a very potent creatine product.
VPX NO Shotgun
1 Review - 5/5

A very powerful drink. Containing very active ingredients which are designed for one thing, Muscle Growth.

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