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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.
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- Research Rating
- Products Containing Creatine Hydrochloride
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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|
|Creatine Extreme||Amount not listed.|
|Full list of all 130 products containing Creatine Hydrochloride.|
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.