What's The Difference Between Powdered Creatine
And Creatine Serum?
With the popularity of creatine powder ever increasing,
many variations of the product have come on to
the market offering different benefits, different
effects and not to mention at a different price
tag. One of the main such variations is called
Creatine serum is really just a fancy word for
creatine monohydrate in liquid form, or liquid
creatine. The compounds are essentially the same
apart from variations from manufacturer to manufacturer
but there are growing differences in opinion regarding
the effectiveness of the new creatine serum to
the original creatine powder.
The main benefit of it was that it is said to
be absorbed more quickly into the muscle tissue
than normal creatine because in liquid it is already
closer to being broken down. However scientific
tests have shown to be that this is not generally
the case although theory does suggest it. In reality
the rate of absorbtion does not increase enough
with creatine serum for it to count as a comperhensive
benefit of using it over the powder.
Also rumour has begun that when taking this stuff,
rather than creatine powder the user can skip
the loading phase. The idea of the loading phase
of creatine was to super saturate the muscles
with the compound then take smaller amounts after
wards just to maintain that balance. Obviously
the way the creatine is taken doesn't change the
need for this process to be followed so this is
another myth about creatine serum that can be
put down to hearsay.
There is even a proper concern in regards to
taking creatine serum that when the creatine monohydrate
is in liquid form it becomes partly reduced to
a substance called creatinine which is useless
for the muscles. One study found recently that
there was actually a lesser concentration of creatine
monohydrate in liquid creatine for exactly this
reason that part of it inevitably breaks down
A big part of your choice in selecting which
to use should be which is easier to take. I know
for some people, particularly in the loading phase,
taking 5 doses a day and having to get out the
spoon and mix a teaspoon with water every few
hours is too time consuming and can cause them
through laziness to miss doses and hence lessen
the effect of the substance. So test it out and
find out which works best for you.
Ultimately creatine has outstanding benefits
whether taken in creatine serum or powdered form.
Furthermore, while it may or may not be able to
be absorbed faster into the muslces, ultimately
it will not result in any significant changes
to your results either muscle gain wise, energy
wise, or fat loss wise.