There are dozens, if not more, brands of creatine out on the market these days. With numbers like those, it can be difficult to find one that works at a fair price.
My #1 favorite is Bucked Up’s Creatine Monohydrate (link to Amazon). It’s a great option for everyone, it’s pure creatine, and it’s from an all American company.
If you need more info to make your decision, you’re in luck! Down below, I’ll give you my full review of Bucked Up’s creatine.
This stuff is good quality. I’ve been using it for a while now, and it’s better than anything else I’ve ever used, and it has a great price, although I’ll go over that more later on.
It’s hard to test the quality of a supplement without a lab, but I can tell that Bucked Up’s creatine is very high quality.
It lasts a long time, works well, and shows up fresh, unlike some other brands.
Price per Gram
Creatine varies in its quality, quantity, and country of origin. This all has some pretty big effects on its different prices.
At its current price, Bucked Up’s creatine is $0.11 per gram. (Check for an updated price here)
This puts it slightly above the average, but don’t let that scare you away. Some other brands of creatine are made in sketchy factories in countries with almost no safety/quality regulations, meaning you may get bad products or even things that aren’t actually creatine.
To me, it’s worth a few extra cents per gram to get something that’s good quality and made by good people.
You might not know this, but creatine actually isn’t soluble in water. This means that no matter how good of a creatine you have, it won’t mix into the water, and will always settle back down to the bottom.
Regardless, here’s a video I made of how long it takes for Bucked Up’s creatine to settle in water after being stirred.
Not too bad! If you’re looking to totally dissolve your creatine, try mixing it with milk or a protein shake instead of water.
This creatine is 100% creatine monohydrate, and it says so right on the label.
Since I don’t have access to a laboratory, I can’t test the exact purity of Bucked Up’s creatine. However, nothing tells me that it’s not pure creatine.
It looks, smells, tastes, and behaves like it’s 100% creatine, which is exactly what you’d hope for. Unfortunately, I’ve seen creatine ordered from the internet that actually wasn’t creatine at all, even though it said it was.
Since Bucked Up is an American company, they have to adhere to strict labeling and manufacturing guidelines. If they were putting something on their label that wasn’t true, they either would have been sued by customers or the government, or simply run out of business,
Bucked Up’s creatine monohydrate is unflavored. However, this doesn’t mean that it has no taste at all, although it doesn’t have much of one.
Personally, I’ve never enjoyed taking creatine with water. This creatine, however, is more than tolerable.
Mixing it with water, which I don’t normally do, was surprisingly drinkable and didn’t throw me off, although I’d still prefer it with any drink other than water, like milk, a protein shake, or even cereal, but I’d do that with any creatine I’m taking.
There’s nowhere on the label or website that explicitly says where this creatine is produced.
However, everything I’ve seen points to it being made in America. Their company is based here, and their products appear to be made here too.
However, to verify, I’ve reached out to the company to find out for sure, and I’ll keep this section updated!
Without getting too into it, Bucked Up was started and is still run by two brothers in Utah, where they’re still located today.
They started off by mainly selling pre-workout, but they’ve expanded to many other supplements, like creatine!
While I haven’t met anyone from the company, they seem like good people with a solid organization.
If you don’t think this one’s for you, here are two more brands of creatine that will do the job right.
- Optimum Nutrition’s Micronized Creatine is a good choice for those who want something a bit cheaper, but still from a reputable brand. I buy my protein powder from them, and they’re a good company too.
- BSN’s Creatine Monohydrate is great for people who want some of the best possible quality supplements.
While both of these other options are great, they’re both owned by huge multinational corporations, whereas Bucked Up is an independent, American company.