Does Liquid (Serum) Creatine Work?

October 19th, 2007 by Paul Johnson

For many years now we have seen supplement stores continue to sell the sham called liquid creatine sometimes also called serum creatine. Many bodybuilders today know its a scam, but then why is there still a demand? It's amazing how supplement companies can prey on naive people, by using biased or faulty studies.

I decided to search around and noticed that many websites still have some older articles up, that say that liquid creatine works as well, if not better, than creatine monohydrate powder. I believe one reason why liquid creatine is around to this day, is many bodybuilding sites don't update their information articles. I constantly am updating my articles on this blog based on new evidence, so that won't be a problem here.

Liquid Creatine Studies:

A study published in J Pharm Biomed Anal. 29(5):939 showed that liquid creatine had only 2% of actual creatine compared to label claims. Another study ( Med. Sci. Sports Exere. 33:s204.) on liquid creatine products showed it didn't work. The reason why the liquid creatine products aren't meeting the label demands and don't work, is the creatine breaks down into metabolites, when it's stored in liquid.

For additional information about the various types of creatine forms out there, read a previous article of mine: Which creatine works the best?

  1. Supplements in Canada on October 22nd, 2007

    I couldn’t agree more. Still after all these years liquid creatine companies still have a place in the market. To be honest, I don’t know how they can feel good about themselves selling products that show little to no performance enhancing value.

    Advice for all those looking to possibly try some supplements, read qualified information before hand. Liquid creatine is a prime example of a product that you will see in many stores/websites but is worthless. When you do go to purchase ensure the store that is helping you actually shows in interest in your health goals and not just to make the sale.