Cell Tech Hard Core Review

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This is a creatine product manufactured by MuscleTech called "Cell-Tech Hardcore". I paid $69.99 for 6.7 lbs.

It claims to pack on "7 pounds in 7 days".  As a physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist I was skeptical... It did pack on the 7 pounds of muscle (11 actually), but it took more like 3 weeks. 

The initial weight gain that occurred (with most supplements) was water weight. 

With increased solute infused into tissue, water follows.  So, the product was effective, just not as fast as it claimed.

Don't be fooled by weight that is put on while using supplementation. Be sound in evaluating body composition before screaming MIRACLE!

4.5 out of 5!  Legit science, just takes time.

- Review submitted by Kyle

*Editors Note*

Cell Tech Hardcore is manufactured by Muscle Tech which is a trademark name by it's parent company called Iovate Health Sciences Inc. Iovate is a huge supplement conglomerate.

Cell Tech Hardcore is a continuation of the original formula "Cell Tech". It's basically the same thing with a few added ingredients. The staple of the Cell Tech formula is creatine and sugar. It's no secret that simple sugar and creatine works like magic when it comes to creatine absorption. It's been scientifically proven to work.

According to the label, each 50 gram serving (1 packet) contains:

  • 38.5 grams carbohydrates (37.5 grams dextrose)
  • 5 grams creatine
  • 1 gram of assorted ingredients (glutamine, taurine, and betaine)
  • 100 milligrams of alpha lipoic acid
  • 15 milligrams mullberry extract, enicostemma littorale blume extract

If I'm not mistaken the original cell tech formula had 75 grams of dextrose in it and 10 grams of creatine per serving. I have the feeling that 75 grams of sugar per serving might have been causing more harm than good.

As you can see in the above ingredients listing that the main ingredients are still sugar and creatine. Althought the addition of alpha lipoic acid is nice to see. However, it is basically the same formula of sugar and creatine - Nothing new.

I like to classify this formula as a second generation creatine powder because it's main ingredient is sugar. We all know that this formula and others like it, work.

I have always felt that Muscle Tech products are more expensive than similar products in it's category. Cell Tech Hardcore is no exception. However, this stuff works. You are going to pay a little more but when you get right down to it, you have piece of mind knowing that this supplement is from a well established company in the industry.


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