Effectiveness Rating for Creatine Monohydrate's Ability to Increase Muscle Mass

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well creatine monohydrate is able to increase muscle mass. The overall rating for this claim is 2.5 out of 3. The research shows the supplement's ability to deliver on this particular claim is warranted. Using Creatine Monohydrate to increase muscle mass will most likely lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Creatine Monohydrate's Ability to Increase Muscle Mass

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 12 studies in the database on creatine monohydrate; the confidence rating is 240. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

Creatine Monohydrate Dose to Increase Muscle Mass

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
6.75g once daily 6.75g
10g twice daily 20g
5g once daily 5g
15.75g once daily 15.75g
5g once daily 5g
2g once daily 2g
5g once daily 5g
5g once daily 5g
6.75g once daily 6.75g
3g once daily 3g
3g once daily 3g
5.1g once daily 5.1g
5g once daily 5g

These dosages are based on body weight. The default value is 150 pounds. Enter your weight and click update to get appropriate dosages for your own body weight.


Title of Study
Effects of Whey Isolate, Creatine, and Resistance Training on Muscle Hypertrophy
The effect of whey protein supplementation with and without creatine monohydrate combined with resistance training on lean tissue mass and muscle strength
Effects of creatine on isometric bench-press performance in resistance-trained humans
Creatine supplementation enhances isometric strength and body composition improvements following strength exercise training in older adults
Effects of creatine supplementation on body composition, strength, and sprint performance
The effects of creatine monohydrate supplementation with and without D-pinitol on resistance training adaptations
Effects of creatine loading and prolonged creatine supplementation on body composition, fuel selection, sprint and endurance performance in humans
A buffered form of creatine does not promote greater changes in muscle creatine content, body composition, or training adaptations than creatine monohydrate
Combined effect of creatine monohydrate or creatine hydrochloride and caffeine supplementation in runners’performance and body composition
Creatine Monohydrate Supplementation Does Not Augment Fitness, Performance, or Body Composition Adaptations in Response to Four Weeks of High-Intensity Interval Training in Young Females
The effects of creatine ethyl ester supplementation combined with heavy resistance training on body composition, muscle performance, and serum and muscle creatine levels
Creatine HCl and Creatine Monohydrate Improve Strength but Only Creatine HCl Induced Changes on Body Composition in Recreational Weightlifters