Iovate Health Sciences International, the Canadian parent company behind such supplement industry giants as Xenadrine, Six Star Pro Nutrition and MuscleTech has been around for over 20 years and their varied brands are as close to household names as it gets in the supplement industry. Muscletech is without a doubt the brand that garners the most attention, sales and overall market share and they have continually expanded their product offerings to reflect their ever growing consumer base.
Creatine is easily the single most researched product in the supplement industry and its ability to improve sports performance and help build muscle are undeniable. Creactor, Muscletech’s creatine product in their Performance Series, is easily recognizable due to its shiny chrome like container that makes it stand out from other brands on the shelf. A jug of Creactor has 120 servings, one of their key marketing points, but something we noticed is that while it may have twice the number of servings of the average brand of creatine, it also has less than half of the amount of creatine per serving that would normally be found in other products. Yes, Creactor uses two unique forms of “advanced” creatine, creatine HCL and free-acid creatine, but despite their potential for being slightly easier to mix in water, the fancy names just don’t deliver the needed additional benefits to make up for the fact that each serving of Creactor only has 1.5 total grams of the active ingredient. Studies across the industry have shown that on average, 5 grams of creatine are needed for optimal results, so even taking 2 servings of Creactor per day misses the mark. Overall, Creactor rates just slightly above average for a creatine supplement despite the huge popularity the Muscletech name enjoys.