Creatine HCL or Creatine Hydrochloride is a relatively new form of Creatine that has been quickly gaining popularity in the supplement market. Due to lack of information about the supplement, many people wonder about the designated dose.
For Creatine MCL its simple, you have to take 5 g of it everyday. For Creatine HCL its slightly different due to it being a much purer form of the acid. Read on to find out more.
Creatine is one of the most widely researched bodybuilding supplement and is proven to boost strength and power, increased muscle mass, improvement in fat loss, increased recovery and overall sports performance. Other than Protein it is one of the only supplements on the market that are proven to work, and is one of the commonly used supplements on the market. Due to its popularity the supplement is available in many forms, with Creatine HCL gaining a lot of popularity in the past few years with popular brands like Kaged Muscle and JYM Supplement Sciences opting to use them over its monohydrate form.
Due to Creatine HCL being a much purer form of Creatine, its obvious that we’ll need to use less of it. Experts suggest that you need to only use around 750 mg per 100 pounds of body weight. This is the reason many standalone supplements come in servings of 750 mg. As far as timing is concerned its best to take a serving both before and after your workouts, so if you’re around 200 pounds, then a tablet or powder serving of Creatine HCL before and after your workout would work best.
Many debate this amount as unlike monohydrate, HCL has far fewer researches done on it, so there’s no one agreed upon amount like the 5 g amount of the monohydrate.
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After shifting to HCL after moving from monohydrate 4 months ago, I’ve been taking two tablets of 750 mg per day, before and after my workouts. This routine is working for me so you should definitely give it a go. Don’t worry about overdosing as Creatine is a very safe supplement to take with subjects having used up to even 50 g per day without facing any side-effects.
As far as recommendations are concerned I’ve personally been using Kaged Muscle C-HCL. I find it to be fairly priced and super high quality, plus its made from vegetable capsules that I’ve found to go down easier. The supplement is fairly cheap so if you find a better deal than the Kaged product or a discount then go for that instead, just make sure the brand is reliable.
So for a short recap, in answer to how much Creatine HCL you should be supplementing per day; you should be taking 750 mg of Creatine HCL per 100 pounds of bodyweight, with the best time to take it being before and after workout. Enjoyed the article? Let us know your thoughts or any questions you may have in the comments below.