Creatine HCL from The Protein Works™ is considered by experts to be the most soluble, most bioavailable and most absorbent creatine in sports nutrition today. Used by experienced strength athletes and elite athletes looking to increase muscle size, Creatine HCL is becoming increasingly popular due to its ultra pure and concentrated nature. This exceptional purity means you need a much smaller dose to see a noticeable difference in strength gains. Plus, the high biological availability of Creatine HCL means it does'nt require a ‘loading phase’ like other creatines. You can therefore practically start seeing benefits from day one of supplementation.
The unique muscle building properties of Creatine HCL are largely due to the way it is manufactured. It is made into a type of salt by attaching a hydrochloride group to the creatine molecule. This in turn increases and improves the creatine molecules solubility and enhances the way in which the creatine is absorbed and can then favourably alter the molecular energy of the muscles. This improved absorption also means you don’t get any unwanted side effects such as bloating, cramps or frequent urination that people may experience with other creatines.
Also although Creatine HCL is mainly used by experienced strength athletes to increase strength, speed and power, it’s also becoming increasingly used in bodybuilding and elite sport too. This is because Creatine HCL is so absorbent it doesn’t require an ‘up-take’ agent in the form of a simple carbohydrate to help shuttle it to the muscles. Instead it can be taken solely on its own meaning you don’t have to worry about taking a carbohydrate high in sugar, since this could make the body more prone to storing fat. Creatine HCL is therefore considered the very best creatine for those wanting to only build quality lean muscle, with no unwanted fat.
Here at TPW™, you can have supreme confidence in the product quality and supply source. Each ingredient supplier must pass rigorous audits and checks before being given the TPW™ quality seal of approval. Traceability, quality, and consistency are the three things we demand on every single ingredient. This is our philosophy that flows through every product we manufacture and sets us apart in the world of sports nutrition today. Click on the Product Profile to see full product information for your absolute peace of mind.
Please note that this product is produced in-house at our very own production facility. It is supplied in a re-sealable foil pouch to ensure freshness and a scoop is included free of charge in every product.
The Expert's View of CREATINE HCL
"It was found at the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut that creatine supplementation "increases acute weightlifting performance and training volume, which may allow for greater overload and adaptations to training." Put more simply this means creatine supplementation was found to increase the strength, speed and size of the muscles. Researchers concluded "in summary, the predominance of research indicates that creatine supplementation represents a safe, effective, and legal method to enhance muscle size and strength responses to resistance training."
Research: Scientific basis and practical aspects of creatine supplementation for athletes (Jeff Volek and Eric Rawson, 2004).
Serving Size: 1.5g (half a medium BLACK 5ml scoop)
We recommend taking 1.5g of Creatine HCL 1-2 times daily before and after exercise. After 8 weeks of continued use, stop for one week then repeat cycle.
Add the desired amount of water or juice to your TPW™ Master Blender. Then add half a medium 5ml scoops (1.5g). Shake well and consume. We recommend using juice to make this product more palatable.
IMPORTANT: Before use, please check the included scoop is BLACK. If not, please contact us on 0845-4672411.>
Q. When should I us Creatine HCL?
A. It depends on your lifestyle and goals, we recommend following the suggested serving guidelines.
Q. What are main reasons for using Creatine HCL?
A. To help increase muscle strength, size and power. But specifically people use Creatine HCL since it’s considered the most absorbent and biologically available of all the creatines on the market.
Q. Can Creatine HCL help with endurance?
A. Whilst Creatine HCL is predominantly used by experienced strength athletes, there are some recent studies showing it can help enhance recovery too.
Q. Is all Creatine HCL the same no matter what brand you use?
A. As with so many things in life, if you don't ask the right questions, you won't get the right answers! The quality of ingredient can vary significantly and therefore the potency will do too. In addition, just because a product may be called pure it doesn't mean that it necessarily is. We recommend you read the ingredients and nutritionals on the label to better understand exactly what you are buying. We can assure you that our products are 100% pure. At TPW™, we are committed to transparency and openness in all our products and that is why we provide a 'Product Profile' which gives a complete overview of the product's background including our approval, location of manufacture and money back guarantee applicability.
Q. How can I tell if the Creatine HCL I buy is good quality?
A. Look for the Certificate of Analysis which will give you the assurance that what you are buying is what it says it is.
Q. Can I use Creatine HCL with other supplements?
A. Yes absolutely. Whilst Creatine HCL will increase the molecular energy of the muscles and therefore your strength in the gym, a good protein post workout like Recovery Protein would help the muscles repair and regrow afterwards. Studies also show creatine goes very well with Beta Alanine to improve the intensity and duration of your training and iBCAA’s to enhance recovery and muscle size.
Q. What if any side effects will I get from taking Creatine HCL?
A. We haven't heard of any nasty side effects from taking Creatine HCL. Also because it’s so efficiently absorbed and use by the body, Creatine HCL is actually used since it has no side effects like other creatines such as bloating or cramping.
Q. What effects should I expect from taking Creatine HCL alongside my training regime?
A. It helps increase muscle size and strength.
Q. Who should take / benefit from using Creatine HCL?
A. Bodybuilders and strength athletes. Those new to weight training. People involved in team sports. Those who participate in regular intense training and exercise.
Q. Can I take Creatine HCL when preparing for a bodybuilding competition?
A. Yes, Creatine HCL is the preferred choice for bodybuilders preparing for a competition since it doesn’t require a high glycemic index carbohydrate to act as an ‘up-take’ agent which means your body isn’t prone to storing fat because it’s consuming a ‘sugary’ carbohydrate.
Bad bit? It's the most disgusting thing I've ever tasted. My advice? Dissolve it in as little fluid as possible. Try and down it in one or two gulps, then wash down with orange juice. There's no point prolonging the agony!
Aside from that I'm getting fantastic pumps at the gym compared to my non-creatine performance levels.
I'm still giving this 5 stars. It may taste funky, but it is what it says it is, and it works.
Day 2, stomach still torn to bits and hurting, nearly passed out in personal training session
Day 3 feel a bit better, pain only when eat
Day 4 pain gone, max bench press increased by 5kg
Day 5 no more stomach pain and stable belly
So it seems as if it's working, just have to get through that initial pain barrier. Not had this problem with creatine Hcl before... Time will tell though
(I was using suggested serving (1/2 scoop) so not overdosing)
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Mixed with my pre workout protein and couldn't taste it
Plus no loading phase is a complete bonus
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