Which Is Best : Creatine Monohydrate OR Creatine Ethyl Esther?


Although I could write thousands of words on a subject matter like this, I am going to keep this short and sweet. Creatine is a unique energy source to your muscle, the rest of the body is free to use glucose, free fatty acids and the likes of for energy, and although your muscles can too, ONLY your muscles have exclusive rights to creatine!

This is why creatine is of such benefit to muscle growth and strength, so whether I suggest to opt for creatine monohydrate or Creatine Ethyl Esther (CEE), chances are that they both do the trick to some degree….I would just say that monohydrate does it slightly better.

So, there it is…if you’re going to go for a creatine then keep it simple and follow the most recent scientific evidence. The research says that creatine monohydrate is readily absorbed by the body and muscle, making it readily available for energy.

CEE is thought to be beneficial due to its reported ability to bypass the creatine transport molecules in the muscle, which theoretically means CEE doesn’t need direct active transport into the muscle, and is therefore absorbed better than monohydrate.

The theory is promising, but right now the only creatine form that has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt is… Creatine Monohydrate.

creatine monohydrate or CEE


About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!


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