Creatine Hydrochloride

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid made out of three amino acids: glycine, L-arginine and L-methionine. Creatine is produced in the liver.(1) It stores high-energy phosphate groups in the form of phosphocreatine (creatine phosphate).(2) Creatine phosphate supplies type 11b fast-twitch muscle fibers with energy. By storing high-energy Creatine phosphate in your muscles it strengthens muscular contraction in the type 11b muscle fibers allowing you to provide more force in any strenuous activity. Your body uses energy in the form of ATP (Adenosine Tri Phosphate). After release, during intense exercise ATP turns into its unenergized form known as ADP (Adenosine Di-Phosphate). Thus Creatine is essential in providing extra energy and replenishing new ATP.(3)  Recent studies have shown not all creatine is created equal. By attaching a hydrochloride group to creatine it lowers the pH (more acidic), making it is more soluble in water.(4) Studies have shown that creatine HCL is up to 40 times more soluble and absorbed up to 60% greater than creatine monohydrate.(5) Improperly absorbed Ingredients can cause water to be pulled to the intestines. Extra water retention in the intestines can lead to discomfort and diarrhea.(4)