- Nov 30, 2018-
Creatine is a popular bodybuilding supplement that tops up your creatine phosphate levels (a compound that enhances the energy efficiency of your muscles during fast, explosive movements such as those performed during weightlifting). Taking creatine allows you to lift at a high intensity for longer periods during each workout and therefore maximize your muscle development over time.
Creatine monohydrate is the most popular form of creatine out there and is a white powder that you take with water. However, due to its grainy texture and the fact that it doesn’t fully dissolve in water, many people find creatine monohydrate unpalatable. Therefore, if you find it difficult to consume in this form, creatine capsules (capsules containing creatine monohydrate that can be ingested directly without water), liquid creatine (a type of creatine monohydrate suspended in liquid that has a smoother texture) and creatine citrate (a combination of creatine and citric acid which dissolves in water more effectively than creatine monohydrate) are all excellent alternatives.