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Pure Creatine or Pure Poppycock?
on 1 July 2016
What The Bottle Says
MET-Rx PURE CREATINE >>> 700 mg CAPSULES <<<
INCREASE IN - PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE FOR: >> Short Term >> High Intensity >> Repetitions
Food Supplement, 240 Hard Gel Capsules
"Enhances the ability of muscles to produce higher muscular force, especially during short bursts of maximal exercise. Creatine is an excellent supplement choice for athletes and those performing short term high intensity exercise. Each capsule contains 700mg of Creatine Monohydrate resulting in 4.2 g per day. (6 capsules) Produced from the finest raw materials under our stringent quality control standards. Our state-of-the-art manufacturing and packaging facilities ensure you receive the highest quality nutritional supplements money can buy."
Or as sirodar says "Its like hulk hogan in a jar!!! Roaaaaaaarrrrrr!!!!!!!" ..wish I thought of that.. and from now on, I did.
Seeing as these are capsules, I've left this slider as OK as there is no 'Non Applicable' option. However, the next sense would be smell and these smell something awful. Almost like a urine soaked ally that had just been painted. This is probably due to the beef gelatine capsule. The pills themselves are fairly large, so I need a glass of water handy to down em. They're over 20mm in length so are longer and fatter than your average Lemsip pill. The shell is clear and you can see the white powder within. They have some leeway inside as you can squeeze and indent them so they aren't likely to burst.
The most important aspect of the product and review, yet the single hardest thing to accurately describe. You can't exactly expect vein bulging adrenaline and instant testosterone from taking a legal pill. These ain't steroids, they're supplements, something worth remembering. So here it is: It's subtle, but I've noticed a slight increase in strength when lifting and better endurance for general exercise. I also feel that the recovery time for my muscles is aided too with less lactic acid problems. I experienced this from taking ONE pill when the directions state you should take SIX "3 before and 3 after exercise" which is a hefty dose, one that shouldn't be exceeded which is strange as I've never seen a direction that is the same as the maximum dose.
Available through Amazon and it's marketplace sellers for (currently) £23.95 - bit steep as it has increased from £16.99 over nearly 2 years. I'd recommend searching eBay as I spotted some on there for under £15 (minus P&P). I purchased these in July 2013 so they seem to have a shelf life of around 2 and half years which really isn't too shabby for the price - of course you'd need to use them - regularly to make the most of them.
Why Did You Buy It?
I had been spending a lot of time indoors and felt the need to build up some muscle tone and generally get my appearance to a better standard. But being the lazy sod I am, needed a boost of willpower and although there's probably a psychological element to it, I saw these pills a push in the right direction. That and I heavily dislike having to make and chug down a drink of a chunky 'shake' of disgustingness that's been artificially made to taste like chocolate, strawberry, banana, you name it. The bottle looks fairly badass and excessive as if it were straight out of an 80s action film. Bright red labels with literal lightning yellow text and metal gradients, all inside a thick, red, transparent tube.