What is Creatine Ethyl Ester?

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  • Last Modified Date: 15 November 2018
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Creatine ethyl ester is a form of creatine that has an extra ester attached to it. An ester is a compound found in fat tissue that forms as a result of a chemical reaction called esterfication. The main function of creatine ethyl ester is to increase muscle size and strength in the body. It may also be referred to as CEE or creatine ester.

The amino acid is mostly used to increase muscle volume, and this is achieved by increasing the water uptake in muscle tissues. Creatine uses fat molecules as a method of transport to the various body cells, and it converts to creatine phosphate that may be used as energy. It may, therefore, be able to provide the body with an immediate supply of energy in short bursts. This is also why creatine is more suitable for activities such as weight training rather than endurance sports.

Creatine ethyl ester is usually used by bodybuilders and strength training athletes to improve their training performance and maximize their results. It is believed to be more effective than creatine monohydrate and may also be taken in smaller dosages to get the same desired effect. It is also said to have a much better absorption rate than normal creatine monohydrate.


Creatine is naturally produced in the body, and it can mostly be found in the brain, heart and muscles. It is produced in the liver from arginine, glycine, and methionine. Usually, the body can produce up to two grams (about 0.07 ounces) of creatine per day, depending on what is needed. Physical training may also cause an increase in the production of creatine in the body.

It may also be found in various food sources such as meat and fish. It can also be taken separately as a supplement and usually comes in the form of a powder or a capsule. Many bodybuilding products such as meal replacements contain creatine to assist in muscle building.

The recommended dosage for creatine ethyl ester is about two grams per day, and this may be increased if needed. Many experts advise that creatine supplementation should be stopped after a few weeks of continued use to prevent the body from shutting down the natural production of it. A new cycle may be started again after one month.

Some of the side effects of creatine may include muscle cramps and dehydration. These symptoms, however, are not very common and may only occur when large dosages are taken on a regular basis.



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