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What is the best creatine?

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According to Men's Health, the best form of creatine is creatine monohydrate. The magazine recommends AtLarge Nutrition's Creatine 500, a powder, and AtLarge Creatine Caps, a pill.

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Many people favor more expensive forms of creatine, such as candy bars or gum, over creatine monohydrate. While those products may be more convenient and better tasting, Men's Health claims that they do not produce greater benefits than creatine monohydrate. They do, however, come at a greater price. Only purchase creatine that is produced in an inspected factory that adheres to the Food and Drug Administration's guidelines. AtLarge Nutrition's creatine products can be purchased through the company's website.

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