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Creatine Monohydrate

Contains 60 Servings

Creatine Monohydrate is as well-studied an ingredient as they come, and has been an essential supplement for weightlifters and bodybuilders for decades. Ours is simple, unflavored, and comes ready to boost your shakes, protein powders, and your performance!
Creatine Monohydrate - 5% Nutrition


Creatine is as classic a supplement as they come

Which makes the most effective form, Creatine Monohydrate, a top-notch ingredient and one of the most well-studied ingredients in the industry. No other supplement has been as researched as this one, proving time and again its effectiveness.1 No wonder 5% Nutrition decided it was time to add it to our Core line! 5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate provides 5 grams per serving and comes unflavored so you can control how you mix this powder with your favorite proteins, shakes, and other supplements.

Creatine is single-handedly responsible for the concept of cell volume, or water-based pumps. It supports strength, size, and cellular energy. It also hydrates the muscles. Recent studies have shown even more impressive benefits. Did you know creatine monohydrate also supports cognitive function?2

Whether you take it before, during, or after your workout, 5% Core Creatine Monohydrate needs to be in your supplement stack. You know Rich believed in the power of creatine. Now you have a time-tested and proven version at your fingertips!


Creatine Monohydrate – 5,000 mg

Creatine monohydrate is known as the original “cell volumizer” meaning that it pulls water into the muscles causing them to swell in size. You may have heard this also referred to as “water-based pumps”. The increased cell volume provides several benefits including improved muscle hydration which supports protein synthesis and leads to increased muscle growth!3

Creatine & Performance

Studies show that creatine can support an increase in muscle mass, strength, and exercise performance.1,4 Adding creatine to a training program has been shown to increase strength by 8%, weightlifting performance by 14%, and bench press one-rep max by up to 43% compared to training alone.5

Creatine & ATP Production, Endurance

How does creatine help endurance? It’s stored in the muscles as creatine phosphate and is part of the ATP-CP energy system. This energy system is also called the “Phosphagen System”. Your muscles use the Phosphagen System for short bursts of exercise, such as bodybuilding and weight training. As for ATP, it acts as the immediate energy source for your muscles during these high-intensity workouts. Normally, ATP becomes depleted after 8–10 seconds of high-intensity activity but creatine can help you produce more ATP, allowing you to maintain optimal performance for a few seconds longer.6,7 Increase your sets and your maximum output farther than you thought possible with this well-studied supplement, Creatine Monohydrate.

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Supplement Facts

  • USA
serving size: 1 Scoop (5 g) servings per container: 60
Per Serving % Daily Value
Creatine Monohydrate 5000 mg *
*Daily Value (DV) not established


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the suggested directions for using 5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate?

    Mix 1 scoop with 8 ounces of water or your beverage of choice and consume once daily. Alternatively, you can load 5% Creatine Monohydrate by consuming 4 servings per day for 4 days. Followed by 1 serving per day. Drink plenty of water.

  • Why is 5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate the best product within its category on the market?

    5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate brings this tested and proven effective essential supplement to the exciting Core line of products. This is an unflavored powder that’s 3rd party tested for quality, purity, and potency. When it’s time to restock your creatine, it’s time for 5% Nutrition!

  • What is the optimal training style for people taking 5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate?

    5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate works with any resistance-based exercise training style. It’s ideal for intense resistance workouts using medium to high volume and 70-85% 1RM for reps in the 8-12 range. You can include the use of beyond-failure techniques.

  • What 5% Nutrition® products can I stack with 5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate?

    5% Core Creatine Monohydrate is a cornerstone product. Stack it with: Shake Time, Egg White Crystals, or Real Carbs + Protein, any 5% Pre-Workout, Bigger By The Day, and any other Core product or products.

  • Who can take 5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate?

    Anyone 18 years of age or older.

  • Do I need to cycle 5% Nutrition Core Creatine Monohydrate?

    While it’s not necessary to cycle 5% Core Creatine Monohydrate, many users will use creatine for 8 weeks, followed by 4-6 weeks off.


  1. Buford TW, Kreider RB, Stout JR, et al. International Society of Sports Nutrition position stand: creatine supplementation and exercise. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2007;4:6. Published 2007 Aug 30. doi:10.1186/1550-2783-4-6
  2. McMorris T, Mielcarz G, Harris RC, Swain JP, Howard A. Creatine supplementation and cognitive performance in elderly individuals. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2007 Sep;14(5):517-28. doi: 10.1080/13825580600788100. PMID: 17828627.
  3. Häussinger D, Roth E, Lang F, Gerok W. Cellular hydration state: an important determinant of protein catabolism in health and disease. Lancet. 1993 May 22;341(8856):1330-2. doi: 10.1016/0140-6736(93)90828-5. PMID: 8098459.
  4. Kreider RB. Effects of creatine supplementation on performance and training adaptations. Mol Cell Biochem. 2003 Feb;244(1-2):89-94. PMID: 12701815.
  5. Rawson ES, Volek JS. Effects of creatine supplementation and resistance training on muscle strength and weightlifting performance. J Strength Cond Res. 2003 Nov;17(4):822-31. doi: 10.1519/1533-4287(2003)017<0822:eocsar>;2. PMID: 14636102.
  6. Terjung RL, Clarkson P, Eichner ER, Greenhaff PL, Hespel PJ, Israel RG, Kraemer WJ, Meyer RA, Spriet LL, Tarnopolsky MA, Wagenmakers AJ, Williams MH. American College of Sports Medicine roundtable. The physiological and health effects of oral creatine supplementation. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2000 Mar;32(3):706-17. doi: 10.1097/00005768-200003000-00024. PMID: 10731017.
  7. Greenhaff PL, Bodin K, Soderlund K, Hultman E. Effect of oral creatine supplementation on skeletal muscle phosphocreatine resynthesis. Am J Physiol. 1994 May;266(5 Pt 1):E725-30. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.1994.266.5.E725. PMID: 8203511.

Product Warnings

Not intended for persons under the age of 18. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional prior to consumption if you have any pre-existing medical conditions including but not limited to: diabetes, high or low blood pressure, heart, liver or kidney disease, cardiac arrhythmia, stroke or are taking any prescription medication.
Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and with lid tightly secured.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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