The overall rating for creatine hydrochloride is 2.3 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Articles
  2. Simple Report
  3. Detailed Report
  4. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  5. Research Rating
  6. Products Containing Creatine Hydrochloride
  7. Claim Ratings
  8. Dosing
  9. References


Creatine Hydrochloride Simple Report

  • Supplement: Creatine Hydrochloride
  • Supplement Category: creatine
  • Number of Products Containing Creatine Hydrochloride: 184
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.3 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 31 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 5
  • Number of Claims: 7
  • Effective Dosage Range: 1.5 - 5 grams per day

Creatine Hydrochloride Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for creatine hydrochloride is 2.3 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for creatine hydrochloride as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Creatine Hydrochloride

There are 5 studies in the database on creatine hydrochloride; the research rating is 31. 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. Note, this research rating is for creatine hydrochloride as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Creatine Hydrochloride

Products Names Amount of Creatine Hydrochloride
Pre Hustle 2g
Nitrocell 750mg
Brute 500mg
Pure Gains 2.5g
CM2 Supreme Amount not listed.
Full list of all 184 products containing Creatine Hydrochloride.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
decrease body fat
increase muscle mass

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve muscular endurance
improve running performance
decrease fatigue
increase strength

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
reduce muscle soreness


The Supplement Database includes 5 studies on creatine hydrochloride dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 1.5 to 5 grams per day, the average dose being 3.05 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Creatine Hydrochloride.


Title of Study
Combined effect of creatine monohydrate or creatine hydrochloride and caffeine supplementation in runners’performance and body composition
Creatine HCl and Creatine Monohydrate Improve Strength but Only Creatine HCl Induced Changes on Body Composition in Recreational Weightlifters
Oral Creatine Hydrochloride Supplementation: Acute Effects on Submaximal, Intermittent Bouts of Bench Press and Vertical Jump Exercises
The Effects of a Single Dosage of Creatine Hydrochloride on Total Training Volume in Resistance Trained Men Versus Women
The Effects of Creatine Monohydrate and Creatine Hydrochloride Supplementation on Power in Trained Individuals