Rich Piana 5% Nutrition Crea-Ten Review
Rich Piana is one of the most iconic bodybuilders of the current generation – his boss attitude, massive 300lb + frame, multitude of tattoos and brutally honest YouTube videos have drawn him a huge fan base around the world. He has spoken out against supplement companies taking advantage of naïve (and particularly young) aspiring bodybuilders, and that’s why he markets his new supplement line 5% Nutrition as only an adjunct to real food, intelligent training and rest. He even goes as far to say that if anyone wants to gain size or get lean, they shouldn’t use 5% Nutrition, unless all the other bases are well covered. It may not be great for sales, but it certainly makes people respect Rich Piana’s message.
5% Nutrition Crea-Ten is exactly what it sounds like – ten different forms of creatine in one tub, although there are several other ingredients in the mix as well, all working with the benefits of creatine to help boost muscle gains and strength. We’re not certain that each of the ten creatine forms needed to be in the product – but Crea-Ten sounds way better than Crea-Six or Crea-Nine, so we’ll give it the benefit of the doubt!
5% Nutrition Crea-Ten Key Ingredients
- Creatine Blend – First up is a 5,000mg blend of the ten creatine forms, which are: magnesium creatine chelate, tri-creatine malate, creatine anhydrous, creatine monohydrate, creatine citrate, creatine pyruvate, creatine ethyl ester HCl, creatine AKG, creatine ethyl ester malate and creatine gluconate. This is basically every creatine form ever made (just kidding, there are a few others), which means that you’re getting every chance of hitting the right creatine for you. With a blend like this, you’re likely to get less bloating and gut discomfort, as well as optimal absorption rates.
- Creatine Accelerate Blend – This is an excellent addition to the Creatine Blend – complementing the creatine by boosting absorption and the overall effects. This blend includes taurine, betaine, gymnema sylvestre extract, BioPerine, vanadium nicotinate glycinate chelate, banaba powder and fenugreek. Most of these ingredients are used in several supplements to enhance absorption, although others (such as taurine and betaine) have a host of benefits on their own.
5% Nutrition Crea-Ten Flavours and Sizes
Crea-Ten comes in a 30-serve tub (231g), and in four flavours: Blue Raspberry, Fruit Punch, Lemon Lime and Mango Pineapple.
5% Nutrition Crea-Ten Dosage
Each 7.7g serve of Crea-Ten provides 5,000mg of the Creatine Blend and 1,590mg of the Accelerate Blend. One scoop is all you’ll need each day, so you’ll get a full 30 serves in each tub.
Why we like 5% Nutrition Crea-Ten
- Ten of the best creatines on the market
- Advanced support blend
- Four nice flavours
The Bottom Line
A big step past a regular creatine monohydrate, Crea-Ten is a comprehensive formula containing not only ten forms of creatine but eight support ingredients, which combine to boost strength, stamina, muscle cell volume and work capacity.