Creatine Monohydrate

Does creatine monohydrate work?

Creatine Monohydrate Claims

The supplement database currently has 20 claims for Creatine Monohydrate. The claims include: increase strength, increase muscle mass, improve recovery, reduce muscle damage, increase protein synthesis, improve swimming performance, improve muscular endurance, improve cycling sprint performance, improve sports performance, improve rowing performance, improve sprint performance, improve running performance, improve cardiovascular endurance, decrease body fat, decrease fatigue, improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance, improve cognitive ability, improve memory, improve mood, reduce muscle soreness.

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Creatine Monohydrate

The overall effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate is 2 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using creatine monohydrate may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Creatine Monohydrate

There are 111 studies in the database on creatine monohydrate; the confidence rating is 111. 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 rating is for creatine monohydrate as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about creatine monohydrate. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to decrease body fat is 1.3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 120. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to decrease body fat.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 120

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to decrease fatigue is 1.2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 100. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to decrease fatigue.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 100

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance is 1.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 160. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve cardiovascular endurance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 160

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve cognitive ability is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve cognitive ability.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve cycling sprint performance is 2.2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 240. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve cycling sprint performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 240

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance is 1.8 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 80. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve high-intensity interval training (HIIT) performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.8 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 80

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve memory is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve memory.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve mood is 1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve mood.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve muscular endurance is 1.7 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 60. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve muscular endurance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.7 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 60

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve recovery is 1.8 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 100. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve recovery.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.8 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 100

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve rowing performance is 1.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve rowing performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve running performance is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve running performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve sports performance is 2.1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 160. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve sports performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 160

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve sprint performance is 2.1 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 140. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve sprint performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.1 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 140

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to improve swimming performance is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to improve swimming performance.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to increase muscle mass is 2.5 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 240. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to increase muscle mass.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.5 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 240

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to increase protein synthesis is 3 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 20. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to increase protein synthesis.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 3 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 20

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to increase strength is 2.2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 460. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to increase strength.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2.2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 460

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to reduce muscle damage is 1.8 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 120. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to reduce muscle damage.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 1.8 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 120

The effectiveness rating for creatine monohydrate's ability to reduce muscle soreness is 2 out of 3. The confidence rating for this claim is 40. This means there is not enough evidence in the database on this claim and the effectiveness rating above is not valid. Read more about creatine monohydrate's ability to reduce muscle soreness.

Effectiveness Rating for this claim: 2 out of 3

Confidence Rating for this claim: 40