Powders have the advantage over pills that more creatine and other compounds can be packed into one dose than with pills. Other than that, I personally prefer creatine products with advanced creatine forms and creatine co-factors. Many would stick to the standard because it works for them. I get bloats from it, justifying my preference for other forms.Originally Posted by bobjones601;
Some of the best stand-alone advanced creatine forms are creatine bonded to orotic acid or to a Krebs-Cycle intermediate such as citrate, fumarate, malate, succinate, or alpha ketoglutarate. Or a bonding to a nutrient involved in the Krebs Cycle such as pyruvate. These forms deliver better bioavailability and support ATP and phosphocreatine syntheses.
My favourite creatine product, and therefore my recommendation, is , a highly effective product with potent cofactors such as the prized adaptogen, , that ensures superior phosphocreatine synthesis, ATP optimization, and dramatic recovery; and banaba extract, a highly effective corosolic-acid (selective) nutrient partitioner. Users have reported dramatic improvements in strength, , lean mass, and muscle-fullness. is, in my opinion, the most effective three-ingredient-only creatine product around today.
If you are looking for a classic pre-workout product that includes creatine and several other compounds, you might consider 1) Ragnarok, an advanced pre-workout product with superior creatine forms such as di-creatine malate and tri-creatine orotate, great recovery, focus, transport, and anti-oxidant blends; and 2) , a tri-creatine orotate product with a recovery .
Other advanced creatine forms for purposes of additional supplementation include Tri-Creatine-Malate, Tri-Creatine-HMß, Di-Creatine-Orotate, Creatine-Pyruvate, Creatine-Ethyl-Ester-HCl, Creatine-Ethyl-Ester-Malate, Creatine-Alpha-Ketoglutarate, and so on.