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What is Kre-Alkalyn Creatine?

For the past few weeks I’ve been hearing quite a bit about a newer form of creatine out, one that I have never tried before, called creatine kre-alkalyn. Back when I was in college, I tried creatine monohydrate for the first time, and ended up gaining about 15 lbs in a few months, some of that muscle and some water weight, and was even doing sets of 110 lbs dumbbells for bench press. I was a big, strong dude, but there was one side effect that really irritated me, and that’s the water retention. I had no definition, which I can’t blame completely on the water retention because my diet sucked, but it still gave me that “puffy” look. Over the last few years I’ve been trying to find something that leads to strength gains like monohydrate but without the water retention, and I’ve tried CEE (creatine ethyl ester) and that sort of worked, but I still felt like I added on some water weight. Now, I’m hearing about kre-alkalyn creatine and thinking about giving it a shot. Before I do, however, of course I have to do some research and have found some good information on it.

What is kre-alkalyn creatine? Kre-alkalyn creatine is a form of creatine that doesn’t break down into creatinine before it hits the muscle tissue. Most other forms of creatine have a high breakdown rate, so only a small amount of creatine actually gets to the muscles. It is believed that the cause of creatine breakdown is the PH levels in the body, so kre-alkalyn is processed at a higher PH level, therefore stopping the conversion of creatine in creatinine once it’s digested. This just means that we can take in a lesser amount and see greater results than with regular creatine monohydrate.

What are the benefits of kre-alkalyn creatine? From what I’ve read, you won’t have to go through a loading phase with kre-alkalyn, and there is no associated bloat or water retention. Benefits include an increase in immune function, strength, and some studies have shown that it accelerates fat loss while building lean muscle mass! (information found at

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  1. CoachNickX /

    I’m on my second week of Kre-alkalyn and there doesn’t seem to be any water retension. And there’s definitely no bloating so far. I started this product along with 1MR and am very happy with my workouts so far. I found them pretty cheap on

  2. Andrew /

    Now would you take this along with other creatine supplements? Im already taking XPAND Caffeine and Sugar free pre-workout supplement. Would it be safe to take this at the same time?

  3. Josh /

    @Andrew. Those are questions I don’t know the answer to.

  4. JonnyQball79 /

    Is it ok to take along with NO Xplode? And do you have any suggestions on a fat burner? Have you tried any at all?

  5. Josh /

    @Jonny. I haven’t actually used this product yet, so I really can’t give recommendations.

  6. David /

    I’m 16 would it be safe for me to take creatine.

  7. Josh /

    @David. That’s something you would have to talk to your doctor about.

  8. Hey coach have you ended up using this product yet? I’m currently using the creatine monohydrate and was considering getting this wanted to hear your input. Also how many capsules do you take a day?

  9. @Josh. I haven’t used it yet.

  10. Michael Schmidt /

    Hey Josh,
    I love your articles that you have on here and due to your inspiring story i recently signed up as a beach body coach through wayne wyatt’s group. I wanted to toss in here, if you have not tried this i highly recommend the product. Although i would get it from the company all american efx (i have no relation to them) they are just the original makers and hold the original patent on the product. I ran a nutrition store when i was 18 (not a GNC a real nutrition store) and this creatine seemed to work the best because it is creatine monohydrate (the only form ever proven to really work)just at the higher PH level. I know at the local stores around me you can get a bottle for less than 30 bucks and it should last you two month. Hope that gives you a direction

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