Today we continue with our review of some of the MyProtein supplements with a look at their creatine monohydrate powder. We’ve broadly covered the benefits of creatine supplementation in one of our beginners’ guides, so rather than go over the benefits again we’ll get straight to the review.
Creatine monohydrate powder is one of the most simple, affordable ways of getting more creatine into your system. To my mind it’s a far more convenient way of hitting the target daily intake than the pill form, only requiring 2 small scoops in a shake twice a day rather than 5 pills twice a day, and fits in well with my current supplementation routine.
As I’ve mentioned in numerous previous posts, I go with unflavoured supplements every time and, like any other supplements I’ve had from MyProtein, it’s genuinely flavourless. Some supplements labeled as unflavoured have a distinct chemical taste, but there’s really nothing when it’s added to water/juice/milk.
I’ve added it to my pre and post-workout shakes alongside the whey protein and nutri-greens and it’s fitting in well with my routine. The creatine will need to be cycled a little over the course of a few months (they recommend 8 weeks on, 1 week off), so just over 500g at the recommended dose of 5g twice daily should last you almost a full cycle.
If you’re looking for a little performance boost in the gym and you’re actively looking to increase your lean muscle mass (and why wouldn’t you be?) then it’s worth adding some creatine to your supplementation routine.