Kre Alkalyn is a brand name for a creatine derivative supplement. It is essentially creatine bonded to an alkalyn molecule. The claim here is that bonded to an alkalyn molecule, the creatine becomes more stable and thus more absorb-able by the human body. The makers also claim it has much less potential to turn into creatinine because of its stability.
Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine that must be filtered through the liver and kidneys. Too much creatinine in your system can put stress on these organs. Although creatine is generally considered a safe supplement, taking it in excessive amounts can cause health issues.
But since Kre-alkalyn claims to have no potential for turning into creatinine, it is supposed to be safer than creatine monohydrate. Since your body supposedly absorbs all of the Kre-alkalyn, the recommended serving size is only 1.5 grams. Kre-alkaln comes in pill form and each pill is .75 grams.
This all sounds great, but the question must be asked; How effective is it? I have used Kre-Alkalyn and did experience some nice gains, however they were not as significant as the gains I made with creatine monohydrate. The bodybuilding community, however, seems to like Kre-alkyn. It receives very good reviews by the majority of people on most bodybuilding sites.
More good news about Kre-alkyn is that it is actually very reasonably priced. If you’ve tried other types of creatine already and are looking for something new, I would say go ahead and give it a try. If you haven’t ever used any form of creatine before, you should definitely start with creatine monohydrate. Creatine monohydrate is the least expensive, and in my opinion, the most effective creatine out there.
For around 30 bucks you can buy enough creatine monohydrate to last for 4 one-month cycles (taking 2 servings per day). Four cycles is 8 months’ worth, so your yearly cost for creatine monohydrate is about $40. The cost per serving of Kre-alkalyn is about twice that of creatine monohydrate. The cost of other well-known types of creatine, such as Cell-Mass and Cell-Tech, are anywhere between 10X and 25X the price of creatine monohydrate per serving!
So, my final word on Kre-Alkalyn is give it a try if you’ve already used creatine monohydrate and/or other types of creatine and are ready to try something new. It’s safe, more effective than most other types of creatine out there, and it’s a good deal. If you’re new to creatine, stick with creatine monohydrate.