Next to caffeine, creatine is probably the world’s most popular performance enhancer. Numerous studies conducted over several decades have shown this form of creatine to be a safe way to enhance anaerobic exercise capacity and increase training volume leading to greater muscle size, strength and power gains. An analysis of studies published in the journal Amino Acids compares this long-time favorite to newer forms of creatine.
Because creatine monohydrate doesn’t degrade during digestion and nearly 99% of what’s consumed is taken up by muscles or excreted, it’s hard to beat. Apparently researchers agreed, stating there is little to no evidence that newer forms of creatine are any more effective or safer than good old creatine monohydrate.
True Strength Moment: There is one way to enhance the value of creatine monohydrate. Micronizing the powder helps it get into your system faster where it can go right to work enhancing your recovery. That’s why Micronized Creapure Creatine is a component of ON’s new all-in-one muscle constructor formula, Platinum Hydrobuilder.