Creatine Ethyl Ester Information & Product List
Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE) information, FAQ and product listing page. This page contains everything you need to know about Creatine Ethyl Ester.
What is Creatine Ethyl Ester?
Creatine Ethyl Ester (CEE) is creatine monohydrate with an ester attached. Esters are organic compounds that are formed by esterification – the reaction of carboxylic acid and alcohols. Ester is attached to creatine monohydrate to increase the amount of creatine absorbed and eliminate the bloating and dehydration side effects that some users experience with creatine monohydrate.
How does Creatine Ethyl Ester work?
Regular creatine monohydrate has been shown effective at increasing lean muscle mass[1,2,3,4], muscle strength[5,6] and athletic performance.[7,8] However, creatine monohydrate is absorbed poorly by the body. This means that more creatine monohydrate has to be taken to get the desired effect.
Creatine Ethyl Ester was developed to enhance the uptake of creatine, making the supplement more effective, with a considerably smaller dosage required.
Creatine monohydrate is semi-lipopholic. This means that it inefficiently uses fat as a transport mechanism. The esterification of substances (in this case creatine monohydrate) will increase their lipopholic abilities, and thus esterified creatine will use fat more efficiently to permeate the cell wall and exert its effects upon cellular function than its unesterified creatine monohydrate counterpart.
This means, simply, that not only will dosage requirements be lower, but the absorption of esterified creatine will be increased and possible side effects like dehydration and bloating will not occur.
What are the benefits of taking Creatine Ethyl Ester?
Supplementing with Creatine Ethyl Ester has all the benefits of creatine monohydrate, plus a few added bonuses like absorption time and no bloating side effects. Benefits of supplementing with creatine may include:
- Increased lean body mass
- Muscle hypertrophy (growth)
- Strength gains
- Increased power output in short bursts
- No bloating side effects
- Fast absorption
How much Creatine Ethyl Ester should I take?
The typical dosage of Creatine Ethyl Ester 3-6 grams per day. However, this dosage may vary depending on bodyweight and training level. Always follow the directions given on the supplement label. Creatine Ethyl Ester does not need to be loaded like regular creatine monohydrate.
Does Creatine Ethyl Ester have any side effects?
No side effects have been reported in scientific studies.