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Creatine Powder VS Creatine Liquid

Creatine monohydrate was first studied in the early 1900s, but didn't become popular with bodybuilders and other athletes until after 1995 and the publication of new studies on the supplement by researchers from the UK.  Creatine is one of the few supplements that can have a dramatic effect on performance.  All creatine supplements are not the same.  Researchers from New Zealand found that powdered creatine mixed with orange juice was superior to creatine sold as a liquid.  The study reaffirms the principle of caveat emptor- buyer beware.  People spend billions of dollars every year on vitamins and food supplements.  High-grade ingredients are very expensive, so some unscrupulous companies cut corners to remain competitive and profitable.  ConsumerLab.com does independent analyses of supplements to help people evaluate product quality and effectiveness.  It publishes results of its tests online at www.consumerlab.com .  Their tests show that many of the products we buy do not contain what's listed on the label.  Research your supplements thoroughly; rip-offs waste money and impair training gains. (J Strength Cond Res, 18: 272-275, 2004)