Effectiveness Rating for Creatine Monohydrate's Ability to Increase Strength

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well creatine monohydrate is able to increase strength. The overall rating for this claim is 2.3 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using Creatine Monohydrate to increase strength may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Creatine Monohydrate's Ability to Increase Strength

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 24 studies in the database on creatine monohydrate; the confidence rating is 480. 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 Strength

Dosage Frequency Daily Total Effectiveness Rating of Dosage
6.75g once daily 6.75g
10g twice daily 20g
6g once daily 6g
5g 4x per day 20g
2g once daily 2g
2g once daily 2g
15.75g once daily 15.75g
5g once daily 5g
5g once daily 5g
10g twice daily 20g
2.5g once daily 2.5g
5g once daily 5g
5g 4x per day 20g
10g once daily 10g
5g once daily 5g
3g once daily 3g
3g once daily 3g
5g once daily 5g
5g once daily 5g
2.1g once daily 2.1g
5g 4x per day 20g
20g once daily 20g
2.1g 3x per day 6.3g
5.1g once daily 5.1g
750mg twice daily 1500mg

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
Short and longer-term effects of creatine supplementation on exercise induced muscle damage
Creatine supplementation improves the anaerobic performance of elite junior fin swimmers
Effects of 4-Week Creatine Supplementation Combined with Complex Training on Muscle Damage and Sport Performance
The Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Explosive Performance and Optimal Individual Postactivation Potentiation Time
Effects of creatine supplementation on body composition, strength, and sprint performance
Effects of Creatine Supplementation on Athletic Performance and Body Composition after Complex Training
The effects of creatine monohydrate supplementation with and without D-pinitol on resistance training adaptations
Creatine but not betaine supplementation increases muscle phosphorylcreatine content and strength performance
Creatine HCl and Creatine Monohydrate Improve Strength but Only Creatine HCl Induced Changes on Body Composition in Recreational Weightlifters
Mg2+-creatine chelate and a low-dose creatine supplementation regimen improve exercise performance
Effects of creatine supplementation on muscle power, endurance, and sprint performance
Effects of creatine supplementation on the onset of neuromuscular fatigue threshold and muscle strength in elderly men and women (64 - 86 years)
Creatine supplementation enhances isometric strength and body composition improvements following strength exercise training in older adults
A buffered form of creatine does not promote greater changes in muscle creatine content, body composition, or training adaptations than creatine monohydrate
Effects of creatine supplementation on isometric force-time curve characteristics
Effects of creatine monohydrate supplementation during combined strength and high intensity rowing training on performance
Effects of Coffee and Caffeine Anhydrous Intake During Creatine Loading
The effects of creatine monohydrate loading on anaerobic performance and one-repetition maximum strength
Is Long Term Creatine and Glutamine Supplementation Effective in Enhancing Physical Performance of Military Police Officers?
The effects of creatine ethyl ester supplementation combined with heavy resistance training on body composition, muscle performance, and serum and muscle creatine levels
The Effects of Creatine Monohydrate and Creatine Hydrochloride Supplementation on Power in Trained Individuals