While in reality Cell Tech is just a creatine product, many people use its name as a hidden way of referring to anabolic steroids on forums where such talk is prohibited, such as the Bodybuilding.com forums for example. This practice originated from the exaggerated claims that MuscleTech makes regarding the results provided by this product, and while I agree that they are indeed unrealistic, it’s hard to say that this product isn’t actually effective. MuscleTech is one of the most well-known supplement companies out there with established sponsored athletes including Austin Williams, Alex Babatunde, and Aron Akca, which is why I decided to review this product for you.
Using my 7 years of weight-training experience, I will give you an in-depth look into this product and hopefully also teach you something new.
MuscleTech CELL-TECH Benefits
Creatine products are very popular, and along with protein powders, are possibly the most consumed supplements out there. Creatine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is found in your muscles; the problem is that it’s very hard to actually get enough of it through your “real food” diet. This is because although creatine is found in many meats such as beef and salmon, most of it is actually destroyed when you cook it, so unless you are eating your food raw you probably aren’t putting enough creatine into your system. It is estimated that most people only consume 1 gram of creatine from food, which is not enough for an athlete.
This is where products such as the one being showcased in this MuscleTech Cell Tech review come in, so let me elaborate a little on it. Cell-Tech differs from most other creatine products on the market in that it doesn’t use just one type of creatine, but instead uses two. The most well-researched and popular type of creatine, creatine monohydrate, is the most abundant but it also comes with a side-dose of creatine hydrochloride (creatine HCL), which is a new kind of creatine. Of course the quality of said creatine also has an impact on the overall product, effecting things such as absorption and intestinal discomfort. Cell-tech uses only the highest quality creatine, so you can expect that the problems are kept to a minimum.
Besides including two very good sources of creatine, MuscleTech Cell Tech also comes with its own transport mix. While other products that contain solely creatine are sometimes taken with juice or with carbohydrates for increased absorption, there is no need for that here; all you have to add is water! The multi-stage carbohydrate mix included in this product will not only boost your insulin levels, which in turn will help pump the creatine into your muscles, but will also replenish your glycogen stores. To further help with absorption it also includes 100 mg of alpha lipoic acid (ALA).
It doesn’t end there however as there is more! We all know how important amino acids are for the muscle, which is why Cell-Tech also includes a bunch of the most important ones! It includes 500 mg of L-Leucine, 250 mg of L-Valine, 250 mg of L-Isoleucine, a gram of Taurine, and finally 500 mg of L-Alanine.
MuscleTech CELL-TECH Results
I am a firm believer in loading when it comes to creatine, so that is the road I took. The product comes with loading instructions right at the back, which tell you to take 20 grams in the loading phase (which lasts a week) and 10 or 5 grams in the maintenance phase which can last as much as you desire since no cycling is required. Although the instructions tell you to split your dose into 10g and 10g, I found it better and more effective to split it into 4 doses of 5g each; I took one as soon as I woke up, one pre and one post workout, and the last one later on throughout the day. One scoop provides a total of 5g of creatine, split between 3.5g of monohydrate and 1.5g of hydrochloride.
I noticed an improvement in three areas with this product: strength, recovery between sets, and size. The strength and recovery effects were the most profound when I trained using short but intense workouts consisting of low-rep exercises, so give this a go if you plan on trying this product.
That’s all for this MuscleTech Cell Tech review; are you planning on giving it a go?
Before I end this post let me give you my final verdict:
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