Jason’s Review of Creaform | Primaforce
There’s not a whole lot of detail you can go into when rating a standard creatine product. You either get results or you don’t, right? Well, it’s not that simple. First of all there are various forms of creatine on the market these days. However, of all these forms, the original version, creatine monohydrate, is the only proven form of creatine to live up to its many claims. It’s an extremely simple product and reasonably priced. In fact it’s probably the least expensive product you can buy that will deliver results (there are many ‘new’ products out there that are three and four times more expensive that don’t do squat). Secondly, not all creatine monohydrate products are created, or rather manufactured equally.
I’ve tried a ton of different creatine monohydrate products in my life. I’ve taken everything from supplements manufactured by popular and reputable companies to those fly by night companies you’ve never heard of. I did this especially in the beginning when the creatine boom was introduced. And I’ll admit, I got phenomenal results from some but with most every product I tried with the exception of a small handful, I got a few unpleasant effects. After doing further research I came to find that some products are cheaply manufactured and from those products you’ll get cramping, bloating, and all the negative side effects that some of you have had. I must also add that I’ve never gotten any results from other forms of creatines. That being said, I did not experience any negative side effects at all with Creaform by Primaforce.
My Use/Dosage of Creaform
I’ve never been a huge fan of the loading phase often recommended when taking pure creatine monohydrate products. However, I double the dosage when I take it meaning I take 10 grams post workout. When I’m taking creatine monohydrate I also mix it with grape juice. I know this is an old school method but hey, it works.
My Experience with Creaform
Pros: Creaform is an extremely inexpensive product that actually produces results. You can usually find Creaform under $20 for 1,000 milligrams. That’s cheap considering most bodybuilding supplements with fancy labels are $40-50 on average on don’t do crap for muscle gains. As I state above I experienced no bloating or upset stomach with Creaform. Nothing major, but I did experience a slight gain in strength within the first couple of weeks.
Cons: I had no negative side effects with Creaform.
I tend to cycle Creaform using it as a bridge when trying different post workout formulas. For example, at the time of writing this review I’m currently taking an EAA supplement stacked with another creatine product (both from Universal). Once I run out of these I may take Creaform for a month or so (more than likely with some sort of BCAA or EAA supplement post workout). On that note I usually keep a jug of Creaform on hand.
I personally like the brand Primaforce. They seem to be a no frills supplement company with effective products. All of their product labels read ‘HPLC Tested for Potency and Purity.’ Now I’m not 100% sure what this means in full context but it does tell me that there’s a certain standard adhered to. On top of that I’ve had positive experiences with Creaform (as well as a few other Primaforce supplements I’ve tried).
By the way, a great old school supplement stack would be using Creaform and Glutaform together. Creatine and glutamine is a very effective muscle building stack.