I get emails all the time from people who are confused about which type of creatine they should be using. There are many conflicting articles on the web about which type of creatine works best, when to take it, and how much to take.
The truth of the matter is, there is not really one answer for everyone. Everyone is different, and many people respond differently to creatine. Some people do not even respond at all, these people are generally referred to as “non-responders”. Non-responders will not get any benefits from supplementing with creatine. Fortunately, these cases are rare.
So let’s look at the 2 main types of creatine you’re probably going thinking of using, creatine monohydrate and creatine ethyl ester. There are other types of creatien available, but there two are the most popular and most used to I’m going to focus on them.