Does creatine monohydrate work?
What is creatine?
Creatine is one of the most popular supplements available on the market with sales estimated at $400 million annually. This popularity comes for a good reason; creatine is one of the few supplements that consistently demonstrates its effectiveness in a high number of research articles. Read More
Cycling creatine on and off is unnecessary. There is no good research indicating that long term crea...read more
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.
There are 60 studies in the database on creatine monohydrate; the confidence rating is 113. 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.
Products Containing Creatine Monohydrate
|Products Containing Creatine Monohydrate|
|Red, White, and BOOM|
|Full list of all 67 products containing Creatine Monohydrate.|
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.
|Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|decrease body fat||increase muscle mass|
|Protein Synthesis Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|increase protein synthesis|
|Recovery Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|improve recovery||reduce muscle damage||reduce muscle soreness|
|Mental Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|improve cognitive ability||improve memory||improve mood|