Creatine has been a tried-and-true staple of the supplement industry for over a decade and there are mountains of research supporting its muscle-building, anabolic effects and cellular energy production benefits. It may also offer cardioprotective properties, improve bone density and reduce fatigue. It is very safe in most people but higher doses can cause side effects such as stomach upset, water retention and weight gain. These issues can be avoided by following dosage directions, timing your creatine intake around workouts and avoiding high-volume training, using it with other creatine products and taking it in a capsule format instead of powder.
Glaxon loves to come up with wildly unique formulations (see their Specimen pre workout or Protos Whey), but when it comes to basic supplements they know that simple is better. That’s why they have a new capsule version of their popular creatine called Dr Creatine, which uses delayed release capsules to improve creatine uptake in the body.
The product contains micronized creatine monohydrate, which tends to dissolve more easily in liquid than in a powder form. It also doesn’t have any added sugars or other ingredients, and will stack nicely with Glaxon’s trademark hydration blend Astrolyte and upcoming NAD+ Synergy.
It’s recommended to take the product before workouts for best results, but it can be used at other times of the day as well. Many athletes use it in a cycling fashion, alternating periods of higher-dose usage with lower-dose usage for several months or even years.