The different types of Creatine

There are various forms of creatine that can be bought from retailers online. There are so many that it is impossible to list them all, however the following forms are commonly sold today:

Creatine Monohydrate

The most common creatine available today is the Creatine Monohydrate. This form of creatine is affordable and used by athletes worldwide and is very effective. When you buy this form of creatine you must make sure that it’s micronized, and ground down to a minute size, as this will make the mixing with liquids easier.

This creatine is bound with water to provide you with 88% pure molecules in creatine form and is the best in its range.

Hydrochloride Creatine

This form of creatine is attached to hydrochloric acid. This form of supplement is taken up by your body much faster and a lower dosage is required for enhanced results when exercising. By using this form of creatine fewer side effects are have been noticed.

Magnesium Creatine Chelate

This form of supplement is creatine that is combined with magnesium. With studies, it has been shown that magnesium enhances the creatine’s ability to draw more water to your muscles, while increasing the energy levels of your muscles, allowing you to do more repetitions.


The Kre-Alkalyn from is derived from creatine and processed at higher PH levels than the regular creatine monohydrate. This creatine is absorbed quickly by the body, requires no loading phase and does not trigger any uncomfortable side effects.

Malate, Creatine

This form of creatine is sometimes listed as Tricreatine Malate or even Dicreatine Malate and collected of creatine that is bound to malic acid. This does not only help with absorption, but increases your energy for great endurance and prevents fatigue while exercising.

Alpha-Ketoglutarate Creatine

This popular nitric oxide form of creatine is absorbed through your body faster than monohydrate and is well known in the product BEAST.

Gluconate Creatine

This form is creatine attached to glucose that enhances the uptake in your body.

Ethyl Ester, Creatine

This creatine has an ester group attached that is presumed to improve the creatine’s ability to pass across your cell membranes to make it easier for your body to absorb.

Orotate Creatine

Also listed as Tricreatine Orotate, this form of creatine is attached to orotic acid. This form is an antecedent to nucleic acid, what your DNA is made of. This form of creatine also enhances the formation of creatine phosphate in your muscle cells to provide you with quick energy.

Pyruvate Creatine

This form of supplement contains Pyruvate to boost your endurance and lactic acid in your muscle’s, allowing you to train harder and for a longer period.

Serum Creatine

This is one of the more controversial creatine forms, and consists mostly of creatine that is dissolved in water, with a variety of vitamins and added amino acids. This form of creatine requires no loading phase and is easy to use.

Effervescent Creatine

This supplement is a combination of sugar or sodium combined with creatine. It is said that this form of creatine provides you with great absorption while used and tastes great, although it does contain sodium and sugar that most bodybuilders try to eradicate.