I’ve heard about Kre-Alkalyn Creatine before and that it had some crazy claims. Things like taking 1g of Kre-Alkalyn is equivalent to 10g of normal creatine and you do not get bloating because this creating is PH buffered.
But after doing my research and getting first hand results, I can now say that this form of creatine is the REAL DEAL!
Here is an article from musclemass.com supporting my claims.
In the late 1990's, a ground breaking development in the dietary and sports supplements industry became available to premium formulators. NIR technology provides a state-of-the-art procedure with unsurpassed accuracy to evaluate ingredient quality.
NIR technology and Creatine Supplements Testing...
With this new technology in hand, major brands of various creatine supplements were put to the test. As might be expected, in a dry powder state the product assays ranged from excellent, to below average, to atrocious when viewing actual creatine content verses label claim.
However, when these same creatine supplements were then tested after activation with fluid, a disturbing discovery was made. It was found that almost immediately after adding water to creatine monohydrate that the majority of it rapidly converted to the toxic by-product creatinine. This held true no matter how "unique" the formulation was claimed to be, or the purity of its assayed dry creatine content.
Note: In the past, some companies pointed to the virtual lack of creatinine in their powders, calling them "creatinine free". What was not considered is that the tests were conducted with dry creatine monohydrate. Once fluid was introduced, creatinine conversion occured, without fail.
A number of negative side-effects can arise from increased creatinine levels, among them; stomach cramps and bloating, diarrhea, indemia, water retention, dehydration, headaches, liver and kidney problems and creatinine poisoning. These side-effects are caused by the body's internal self-defense mechanism reacting to save itself from the ingested toxins by diluting it with water.
KRE-ALKALYN® Creatine - Awarded U.S. Patent #6,399,661
Armed with the creatine facts above, Jeff Golini and the Bioceutical Research team went to work to address the toxic conversion of creatine monohydrate. Eighteen months later, the finishing touches were made and a U.S. Patent application filed for the successful and novel method of keeping creatine monohydrate stable and completely free of toxic conversion.
With this new patent process the main problem with all existing creatine supplements, the inability to deliver concentrated amounts of creatine without toxic conversion, was solved.
Why buffered is better, in more ways than one
Since Kre-Alkalyn Buffered Creatine is free of unwanted creatinine conversion following liquid activation. It puts an end to the days of having to saturate your body with huge 10-20 gram amounts of creatine monohydrate in cycles to get the desired strength, endurance and muscle building effects.
More concisely, KRE-ALKALYN is pH correct Creatine. No loading or cycling off and on is required. Kre-Alkalyn allows you to safely consume creatine to it's full and most potent effect with only a fraction of previous dosages.
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Kre-Alkalyn creatine facts - Q&A transcript
"If I understand this correctly, the data says that most of the creatine monohydrate I have been taking converts to toxic creatinine within minutes when added to liquid, be it juice or water, etc. So I am in effect taking a lot of creatinine and very little actual creatine monohydrate. How is this so? I have been using creatine for years and got a good effect from it. Please explain."
The best way to explain it is, when you supplement with 5 grams of ordinary creatine monohydrate you probably get the benefit of 2-400mg of actual creatine.
Typically, the human body itself will produce around 2 grams of creatine daily. So, the additional 2-400 mgs on top of what your body naturally produces gives you a 10-20% increase in the pool of available creatine. The problem is with the 4.6 grams of toxic creatinine you'd also be ingesting. You just have to start looking at it differently. Most of the creatine is lost when added to liquid, and even more is converted to creatinine when passing through the acidic stomach. In contrast, Kre-Alkalyn gives you a full, stable uptake of pure creatine with zero toxic conversion. All the good, none of the bad.
"How does this new form of creatine, Kre-Alkalyn, never convert to creatinine?"
Through extensive trials, the research team found that the speed of the toxic conversion was directly proportional to the pH of the liquid it was mixed with. However, merely adding creatine monohydrate to a strong alkaline drink did not solve the problem because of the highly acidic stomach environment.
The breakthrough came when they discovered that if the creatine could somehow be buffered during the manufacturing process to pH12 or greater then it would remain completely stable when mixed with water and in turn ingested. The Patented process that results in Kre-Alkalyn gives you the one-and-only form of creatine that passes intact and at full dosage levels into the blood stream.
"What is the creatine buffered with?"
The buffering takes place in the synthesis process of professional Kre-Alkalyn creatine itself, allowing retention of a safe, high pH within the actual molecular structure of the compound
"Won't a strong alkaline substance burn human tissue in the same way as a strong acid?"
Kre-Alkalyn is food grade technology. A good analogy is how a 3.0 pH acid will burn the skin, yet you can drink all the orange soda (also pH3) you want because it is citric acid.
"Once it hits the stomach how can it be stable because of the strong stomach acids present?"
Kre-Alkalyn creatine remains 100% stable and exhibits complete uptake because the Patented buffering action is specifically designed to work within the stomach, resulting in perfect pH for full absorption.
"So, what does this all mean?"
Simply a more effective, safer and better value form of creatine. You will only need to use a fraction of what was previously needed. You'll get better results with none of the negative side effects or toxic conversion seen with conventional creatine monohydrate.