Each capsule contains 700mg of creatine. As the recommended daily minimum maintenance dose of creatine is 2-5g, the manufacturer’s instructions of six tablets per day sits within the upper range.
Precision Engineered recommends taking three tablets pre-workout and three tablets post-workout for maximum effect.
Another of our favourite brands is PhD. They have branded their creatine monohydrate “Creapure”, which PhD claims is “a purer form of Creatine Monohydrate”.
According to the manufacturer’s website, PhD capsules are gluten and soya free and vegan.
PhD Creapure Capsules also contain 700mg of creatine per tablet, with six tablets recommended per day, spread throughout the day.
What to consider when taking creatine capsules
It is always worth consulting your doctor before embarking on any significant change of nutrition or a new exercise programme, especially if you have any other health conditions.
Creatine capsules should not be taken during pregnancy, by anyone breastfeeding, or by anyone under 18.
It is worth noting that creatine increases the amount of water your cells hold on to, so you should drink plenty of water: at least eight large glasses per day. While there have been claims that too much creatine can cause liver, kidney or heart problems, this does not seem to be related to the amounts found in creatine supplements.