What You Should Know
Green Magnitude is a creatine powder supplement by Controlled Labs. Each of the Controlled Labs products is named for a particular color. There is no mention of why colors are used, but it could be effective for marketing. Green Magnitude is the powder form of the Controlled Labs supplement Green Bulge. We found it interesting that Green Magnitude claims to have “attitude”, but the ingredient list does not offer much more than any other creatine group.
List of Ingredients
Magnesium Creatine Chelate, 2CM Dicreatine Malate, Betaine Anhydrous, L-Taurine, L-Tyrosine.
The first two ingredients in Green Magnitude are sources of creatine. Creatine is used in the bodybuilding community to increase muscle growth and mass. It does have one side effect that dieters should watch if they are trying to lose weight while taking a supplement like Green Magnitude – water retention. One of the ways creatine makes muscles feel full is by pulling water from the body into the muscle. Muscles swell and appear larger while hydrating the muscle as well.
With two forms of creatine there must be a difference between the two. Controlled Labs claims the chelated version of creatine is more stable in the stomach. Unfortunately, traditional creatine is no unstable so this is a moot point. There are 2,500 mg of chelated creatine which is a pretty good amount.
In addition to the chelated creatine in Green Magnitude there is also Di-Creatine Malate. Di-Creatine can be found in other bodybuilding supplements and while it is not a superior version of creatine it does provide an addition 2,500 mg to the total creatine impact.
The rest of the ingredients are typical amino acids included in most bodybuilding supplements. Taurine may help improve exercise endurance and help to preserve muscle from degradation. Tyrosine is more of a mood stabilizer or booster. Neither of these have a significant impact on how the supplement will work, but they do not harm the supplement either.
We have found that resellers tend to have lower prices than the Controlled Labs website. Bodybuilding.com sells single serving trial packets for $0.25 each and tubs of 40 servings for $25.99.
- Good sources of creatine.
- Not for the dieter.
- Creatine may cause water retention.
Green magnitude does not have attitude. There is nothing spectacular about the supplement though it does contain enough creatine to cause a reaction in the muscle which is what bodybuilders are looking for in the first place. Will this version increase muscle gains over the competition? That is highly unlikely.
In terms of weight loss dieters will want to choose fat burners and appetite suppressants to improve weight loss and meet goals. This supplement has neither.