Types of Creatine:
It is considered the most common among all other creatines. When a creatine molecule is mixed with water, it becomes creatine monohydrate. The composition of creatine monohydrate is almost always 88% creatine with 12% of water. In other words, 880 mg of creatine is present in every gram of creatine monohydrate. These days, creatine monohydrate is micronized and consumed.
However, creatine monohydrate has its own disadvantages.
It is found to be not so effective when studied on the molecular level.
There is no penetration into the muscle cell.
Sinceit is hydrophilic, there is no penetration in the lipid layers.
It is dependant on other nutrients for energy transportation.
There is no efficient transportation through lipid since its semilipopholic
And creatine bloating is one of its major side effects.
Water solubility is one of the reasons for the popularity of Creatine Citrate. Creatine citrate is a product of binding citric acid with creatine molecules. the combination of citric acid and creatine gives relatively greater muscle energy than citrine alone. However, it is not practically proved.
Disadvantages of Creatine Citrate:
Creatine is 40% les than it is found in monohydrate.
Creatine citrate is expensive when compared to creatine monohydrate.
When creatine bonds with a phosphate molecule, it results in creatine phosphate. It acts as a source of adenosine triphosphate and gives more energy to sportsmen and athletes.
Disadvantages of Creatine Phosphate:
It is found to be less effective when compared to creatine monohydrate.
when malic acid binds to creatine, it forms creatine malate. It is believed that malate has higher potential than monohydrate as it is necessary for creation of energy.
creatine ethyl ester formed by the binding of an ester molecule to creatine. It is said that this can permeate the cell membrane effectively.
Apart from all these, there are effervescent creatines and magnesium creatines that are less commonly used.
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