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Creatine Serum & Powder

The Debate: Creatine Serum vs. Creatine Powder

Confused about the difference between creatine serum and creatine powder? You're not alone. Ever since a liquid version was introduced, the hot debate is over which one works better? So is the serum better, or is the powder a better choice? If you ask me, I would certainly go with the powder; however, depending on who you ask, you're likely to hear differing opinion on this matter. I'll do my best to provide you with the necessary info on each type here to help you make a better, more informed decision.

You will find competing arguments for both types. Beware though, some are just straightout lies. For example, in one article I read, it stated that it takes 4 to 6 weeks of loading creatine powder to notice any effect, and that creatine serum works right away- that's just an outright lie!

My personal opinion is that I prefer creatine powder, and I say this from articles and research which I've read, and also from personal experiences. Read on...

Liquid Creatine

So what is creatine serum? In short, this is just a liquid form of creatine monohydrate. So instead of ingesting a creatine powder, you're taking in a liquid solution of creatine.Some claims you might read about include:

  • Provides extra energy to your muscles during workout
  • Gives you a energy boost through ATP regeneration
  • You can gain weight, size, and strength

Here are some important facts about creatine serum you should know:

  • Although it's in a liquid form, your muscles does NOT instantaneously absorb it
  • Ignore any claims of instant absorption - that's just not possible. It takes time to absorb.
  • Ignore any claim that you don't have to load with liquid creatine or take it on off days - there's no apparent extra benefit of creatine serum over powder other than it's a liquid.
  • Ignore any claims that says the creatine serum is completely stable - you should know that creatine in its liquid form is unstable, and can degrade to another substance called creatinine, which is useless for your muscles.
  • In short, ignore any claims that says creatine serum possess extra capabilities than creatine powder - they're both creatine.

One recent article I read on creatine serum stated that in their lab tests with creatine serum, they found higher levels of creatinine than creatine, confirming the fact that creatine degrades to creatinine in liquid. They also found that the actual amount of creatine in the serum is much less than what the label claimed.

As I've stated, you're going to hear different stories and experiences with creatine serum. Give it a try, see if it works for you, and if it does, hey, then stay with it, and if it doesn't, stick with creatine powder.


Creatine Powder

When it comes to creatine powder, you can get all different brands and types. Creatine powder is just that - white powder. An average sized bottle (~1000g) will typically cost you around $20 to $30, depends on the type and brand you buy. Some years back, creatine was much more expensive and almost costed twice as much for the same amount. Personally, I prefer to just use pure creatine, seems to work better.

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