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Creatine Monohydrate vs Creapure

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2007/01/05 01:21:06 (permalink)

Creatine Monohydrate vs Creapure

How much better is Creapure, looking on the myprotein site it says it is 99.99% pure as opposed to unbranded monohydrate being 99.9% pure

this doesn't seem to warrant the large price difference

is it really worth getting Creapure?

and don't say get CEE ;) want to know the difference with the monohydrates

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    RE: Creatine Monohydrate vs Creapure 2007/01/05 01:41:16 (permalink)
    i think creapure has some sugars and other ****e in it. not sure though.
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    RE: Creatine Monohydrate vs Creapure 2007/01/05 03:06:39 (permalink)
    'CreaPure' is the brand name for creatine produced by Degussa BioActives, a Germany company reknowned for it's rigorous quality control and standards of manufacture. The CreaPure range actually includes several different types of creatine including monohydrate, citrate and pyruvate, but it's perhaps the CreaPure creatine monohydrate product that most people are familiar with. As the name suggests, 'CreaPure' creatine consists of 'pure' creatine, it does not contain any sugars or other additives and is said to be 99.9% free of impurities (or 99.99999999999999% depending on where you read it lol).

    As said, the CreaPure brand has for many years been regarded as one of the purest forms of creatine available (the CreaPure brand has kind of become a quality kite mark in the supplement industry).

    As such it is used by many sports supplement manufacturers in the production of their creatine products. You may have seen several different manufacturers all offering a product labelled 'CreaPure creatine', this simply means all these manufacturers source their creatine from Degussa and use the CrePure brand name in their labelling to signify that it is a high quality product. These creatine products may contain other ingredients alongside the CreaPure including carbs, etc which is where B_light may be getting confused.

    Of course Degussa aren't the only manufacturer of creatine, several other manufacturers offer creatine products that are arguably just as high quality as the CreaPure brand.

    As with many things, you may find that you pay a little more for products containing CreaPure creatine simply because it is a known brand. The price of CreaPure products may also vary depending on which supplement company has brought them to market (for instance a couple of years ago when I used to use creatine mono, both Reflex and All-in1 sold a pure creatine product that contained CreaPure. Not suprisingly the All-in1 version was a fraction of the price of the Reflex version.

    These days I prefer to use CEE, however as far as mono's go, personally knowing that there isn't a great deal of difference between a product labelled Creapure 99.9999% pure creatine and a non-Creapure product claiming to be 99% pure, I'd probably go for the cheaper version. Then again I'm a hater of brand named products anyhow, from creatine to baked beans lol


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    RE: Creatine Monohydrate vs Creapure 2007/01/05 12:12:27 (permalink)
    There is very big difference, and its one that Degussa do not promote and have only recently made public.

    Fom the creapure website: (www.creapure.com) - "Degussa’s Creatine Monohydrate (Creapure) is synthesized by the patented "cyanamide" route. Therefore, thiourea and other dangerous derivatives such as methyl mercaptan can not be present in Creapure."

    When it comes to creatine its a fact that Creapure is not only the purest but also the safest - and has been proven so in various studies.

    Its easy for Chinese creatine companies to make creatine monohydrate that is 99.9% on a COA.

    But then very few people realise how creatine is tested.

    For example its possible for Creatine Monhydrate to test at over 100% for creatine. Why? Because 10-12% of creatine monohydrate is made up of water.

    The test protocol used is an internationally recognised standard which does NOT take into account impurities like Thiourea & methyl mercaptan.

    Further to this it is more than possible to have a Chinese Creatine to test at 100% and still contain a wide variety of hazardous contaminants.

    The choice for consumers is confusing, especially when supplement companies proudly proclaim purity levels of 99.9% and of course the consumer would rightly believe that the product would be very pure and of a high standard.

    More worrying is the fact that very few supplement companies have the expert knowledge to even understand testing procedures and convey the results in a meaningful manner.

    So in answer to your original question the answer is YES there are real differences between Creapure Creatine and other types of Creatine.
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    RE: Creatine Monohydrate vs Creapure 2007/11/03 11:55:55 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Det84

    How much better is Creapure, looking on the myprotein site it says it is 99.99% pure as opposed to unbranded monohydrate being 99.9% pure

    this doesn't seem to warrant the large price difference

    is it really worth getting Creapure?

    and don't say get CEE ;) want to know the difference with the monohydrates

    Imo it isnt worth the extra. I have tried both and find normal mono to be just as effective. Got them from MP btw.
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