Creatine Monohydrate Capsules Review

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Protein Factory offers creatine in a variety of forms, including Creatine Monohydrate Capsules. Creatine is a trusted bodybuilding supplement, often taken as part of a post-workout shake. The immediate reaction in the body is water retention in muscles. Some users believe creatine will boost lean muscle growth, but this is not supported with clinical research.

Creatine Monohydrate Capsules are the least favorite form of creatine in the bodybuilding community. Most often, a powder form of creatine is taken after working out. Protein Factory sells products from the official website. The section on testimonials and reviews is blank.

List of Ingredients

Creatine Monohydrate 1000 mg.

Product Features

During the 5 to 7 day loading period in bodybuilding, creatine supplements are commonly taken to support muscle growth. Clinical studies fall on both sides of the fence. Some prove creatine monohydrate may increase lean muscle and others prove no increase muscle mass. One common result is increased body mass after taking creatine monohydrate capsules and powders. The increased body mass can equate to weight gain, which may convince the bodybuilder the supplement is increasing muscle mass, but that is not where the weight gain comes from. Weight gain after taking creatine monohydrate capsules is related to water retention. Creatine pulls water into the muscle. This gives the bodybuilder that “full” feeling after a workout. Extra water in the muscle may cause dilution of electrolytes and muscle cramping, a common side effect of taking large amounts of creatine monohydrate. Creatine should not be consumed before a workout. After working out, creatine should be consumed with carbohydrates, but not with caffeine. Caffeine negates the effect of creatine.

If creatine monohydrate capsules do not increase lean muscle, why do most bodybuilders take the supplement? Creatine may improve energy and strength in short bursts of 4 to 10 seconds. For the bodybuilder, this is just enough time to push a few more pounds a few more times to increase muscle damage and muscle growth. Bodybuilders must lift continue lifting heavier and heavier weights in order to grow more muscle. With that added burst-based energy, the muscle grows stronger.

Protein Factory Creatine Monohydrate Capsules sell for $9.99. This is less than comparable supplements. Few bodybuilders take creatine monohydrate in capsule form, which could be one reason for the reduced price.

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Advantages

  • Ingredients are listed on the Protein Factory website.
  • Bodybuilders may feel brief bursts of increased strength and energy.
  • Muscle fullness convinces the bodybuilder muscles are growing.

Disadvantages

  • Creatine causes an electrolyte imbalance.
  • Muscle cramping may occur.

Conclusion

Creatine Monohydrate Capsules by Protein Factory is a useful product in useless form. Bodybuilders will choose creatine powder over capsules every day of the week. The product could cause cramping and dehydration, so bodybuilders need to take Creatine Monohydrate Capsules with water.

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