I recently purchased a tub of creatine capsules.
The reason I did so was because the new way of taking creatine I am experimenting with requires me to load quite frequently. The caps, I thought, would be much more convenient for taking with me on the go.
Sounds good in theory but in practice it’s a bit of a nightmare!
I prefer Micronized Creatine Monohydrate so I purchased AST Micronized CM750 Creatine Caps.
One small problem. Each capsule is only 750mg each. In order to get a 5 gram serving you have to swallow 6 – 7 caps!
So I’m swallowing 7 tablets, 4 times a day in the name of convenience! Needless to say, I’ll finish off this tub and go back to creatine powder.
Why do I like my creatine in micronized form?
- Faster Absorption – The smaller particles are more quickly digested
- More Efficient – Micronized Creatine has 20 times the surface area of regular creatine. This leads to a greater uptake of creatine into the bloodstream.
- No stomach cramps
You’ll know you’ve got a genuine micronized product if it feels like fine powder in your hand. Regular creatine is like gritty sand.
PS – Stay away from the creatine capsules, they’re a nuisance.