Name: Creatine citrate
Molecular Formula: C10H17N3O9
Molecular Weight: 323.26
CAS Number: 177024-62-3
Creatine Citrate became popular because Creatine Citrate is more water soluble than other forms of creatine. Creatine Citrate dissolves better when you mix it up. The problem is that Creatine Citrate has only 400 milligrams of creatine per gram of creatine citrate. In addition, Creatine Citrate is more expensive than Creatine Monohydrate.
Creatine citrate came out shortly after creatine monohydrate gained popularity. The creatine citrate product is created by binding creatine molecules and citric acid molecules. Citric acid is used for energy production, and the theory is that when taken with creatine, the combination would provide more muscle energy than creatine taken by itself. Although this sounds good, it has never been proven through research. Creatine citrate, when compared serving for serving, supplies, about 40% less creatine than the monohydrate form, but Creatine Citrate may dissolve more easily in water.
Creatine Citrate help recycle the body's supply of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). Research also shows that athletes who exercise and supplement their diet with Creatine (Monohydrate or Citrate) increase the total Creatine pool within their muscle structure. Excellent sources that significantly improve power, strength, lean body mass and recovery time. The relative solubility of Creatine Citrate is 14% compared to 1.4% for Creatine Monohydrate. This means that the absorption rate of Creatine Citrate is higher than that of Creatine Monohydrate.