Cell Tech Creatine Review (part 1)
The Low-Down On MuscleTech Cell Tech
and Nitro Tech
Practically everyone's heard of MuscleTech
Cell Tech and Nitro Tech - heck who wouldn't have? You see
its multi-page, colorful, and extremely hyped advertising
in the bodybuilding magazines! In the end, who doesn't by
into hype, and jump on the band wagon and buy a tub or two
of cell tech? I sure did. That was quite awhile ago,
and I did it to see if all the hype holds any substance.
MuscleTech is a great maker of supplements,
no doubt about it. Their fame mainly rides from their best
seller Hydroxycut that has helped millions lose fat and weight. And all their
other products are nice quality products too, but mostly
over priced if you ask me. Of all their supplements, Cell
Tech and Nitro Tech are the most hyped and over priced.
So, behind all the hype and ridiculous
pricing, does cell tech and nitro tech work? Of course they
work, you'd be seriously mistaken to think MuscleTech would
make something so expensive that doesn't deliver results.
I won't go into Nitro Tech in detail here, since we got
a review of Nitro
Tech here. So many people has bought into the hype of
Cell Tech and Nitro Tech (myself included) - so do I think
its worth blowing cash on? Not really.
This is a 2 part review series of Cell
Tech, in quite some detail.
Cell Tech Taste Review
A quick little blurb about Cell Tech's
taste - it comes in 4 flavors, orange, grape, fruit punch,
and lemon lime. I like orange, so that's the one I tried,
and the taste is actually really good! For those of you
that really care about taste, you should enjoy Cell Tech
taste. Most other people who's taken Cell Tech also enjoys
the taste. Now on with the good stuff.
MuscleTech Cell Tech Ingredients
MuscleTech did put alotta thought into
Cell Tech, and its mix of ingredients. CellTech isn't like
the pure creatine monohydrate powders, but a mix of a lotta
stuff that actually works synergistically together to boost
creatine absorption - I'll get into details about this later.
Here's a list of Cell Tech ingredients:
Serving Size: (1 scoops) 49g
Each serving provides:
Creatine Monohydrate: 3.5g
Creatine HCI 1.5g
Lipoic Acid: 100mg
Total Carbohydrates: 38g
It also includes some taurine, L-Alanine, some BCAA's, and also some trace minerals.
With all things put aside, the major ingredients
in Cell Tech are the 5g of creatine and 49g of
carbs. You'll see in the next section
how this mix helps creatine absorption.
How Cell Tech Works
Now, you know that Cell Tech's main ingredients
are 5g of creatine, 38g of dextrose, and chromium picolinate.
So other than the creatine, what's dextrose and chromium
picolinate gotta do with creatine uptake? Insulin! Everything
has to do with insulin, and the insulin spike the huge dose
of dextrose causes. There'll be a lot more detail about
insulin in part 2 of
this Cell Tech review. (This is actually not very healthy,
you'll see why later.)
You need to understand some basics of
insulin before understanding how dextrose and chromium pico
works to boost creatine absorption. Insulin release results
from the food you eat, and you have a good control of this
by the foods you choose to eat. There are simple carbs,
and complex carbs - actually I think there's something like
5 types of carbs like monosachrides, polysacharides, and
etc... I dunno them all. To keep things simple, we just
say simple and complex carbs.
Carbs are just sugar. Simple carbs are
just sugar, and is absorbed into the blood stream very fast.
Complex carbs like that from rice, bread and pasta, take
time to breakdown, and takes longer to absorb. The waxy maize and
dextrose are quickly absorbed into
your blood stream. When you have all this blood
sugar all of a sudden, it triggers a insulin spike in your
body, and the insulin pretty much force feeds your muscles
with the excess sugar. In the process, creatine gets shoved
into the muscles as well.
MuscleTech Cell Tech Price Considerations
When I bought my Cell Tech, I got a 4lb
tub, cuz of price considerations, and damn is it ever expensive!!
MuscleTech Cell Tech comes in 3lb and 6lb containers.
Their prices are at around $35 and $55, respectively.
Roughly, a 3lb tub will give you 28 servings, and a 6lb tub
will give you 56 servings.
Each serving of Cell tech works out to
around $1 depending on the size you pick.
You can save a good chunk of change buying
Cell Tech online, follow the links below.
Click here to purchase MuscleTech Cell Tech Hardcore
>> Click here for Micronized Creatine
>> Click here for Optimum Nutrition Creatine