Founded in Denver, Colorado, MusclePharm has spent the last five years building up a giant fan base via endorsements from sponsored athletes in the NFL, NBA, UFC and, let’s not forget The Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger. As we all know, marketing is a key part of a supplement’s popularity, but we would like to think the more important piece of the equation is the quality of the products. Thankfully, so does MusclePharm as is proven with their partnership with the company Informed Choice, which tests every single batch of MusclePharm’s products for banned substances prior to them being put to market. This may not sound important to everyone, but if you are an amateur or professional athlete who takes supplements, the last thing you want to do is fail a drug test because your protein powder had something suspect in it.
Taking a no-frills approach, MusclePharm’s creatine may not have fancy flavors, but what it lacks in fluff, it more than makes up for with science-founded ingredients. Being one of, if not the single most studied supplement out there, creatine has proven to be highly effective at building both muscular strength and size, which has in turn driven its popularity with all types of athletes.
The old standby creatine monohydrate has been under a lot of pressure in the past year to step up its game as scientists have developed a multitude of different variants of creatine that improve its absorbability and ease of use. While the monohydrate variation can sit like a pile of sand at the bottom of your shaker cup, making for a not-so-pleasant drinking experience, newer forms like micronized creatine and dicreatine malate have proven to not only better dissolve in water but to allow your body to absorb and use the creatine in a more efficient manner. MusclePharm’s creatine has stepped up competition for the other brands out there by combining five different forms of creatine in every 5-gram serving to make sure you leave no tire unflipped on your next trip to the gym.