In fact, most studies have found that the absorption rate of creatine monohydrate is not low. The reason why muscle creatine saturation can only be achieved during the impact period is not because the absorption rate of creatine monohydrate is particularly low, but because creatine is such a thing that, if you eat more and more, it is impossible for the muscles to absorb a large amount in a short period of time.
The excretion rate of creatine gradually increases with the amount and time of use, in fact, it gradually increases with the increase of muscle reserves. According to Harris’ research report, within three days after taking creatine orally, the amount of creatine excreted by the kidneys accounted for 40%, 60%, and 68% of the dose respectively. It can be seen that it is not that creatine monohydrate is not absorbed.
Can be excreted from the kidneys, indicating that creatine monohydrate has been absorbed into the blood. It’s just that a large amount of creatine cannot be taken in by the muscles and is directly excreted with urine.
Most studies believe that creatine enters the muscle through a specific process, so the rate of creatine transport into the muscle is limited. Even if the new type of creatine is well absorbed, it can enter the blood in large quantities, but it enters the muscle in the same form as creatine monohydrate. There is also the issue of muscle uptake rate.
Therefore, it is wrong to say that creatine monohydrate is largely destroyed by stomach acid and not absorbed. The method of using creatine during the impact period is also formulated based on the research on the excretion of creatine, not because of absorption.
In the maintenance period after the shock period, a minimum intake of 2 grams per day can maintain creatine concentration. The degradation of creatine in the human body is about 2 grams per day. This also shows that the absorption rate of creatine monohydrate is not very low.
Therefore, in principle, the absorption rate of some new types of creatine is indeed higher than that of creatine monohydrate, but the impact of this on the utilization rate of creatine still needs more research to be clear. There is no need to underestimate the absorption rate of creatine monohydrate in order to promote the new creatine. This is not an objective attitude.