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(Out of 10, after 5 reviews)

Ranks #24 (better than 18%)
In: Creatine > Blends

Cell-Tech is a Creatine Blend manufactured by MuscleTech. It features multiple forms of creatines to take advantage of the various features of the different creatines. It can increase muscle power, translating to strength gains and increased muscle mass.

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  September 27, 2015

I came across this product on Amazon and I thought this would be the greatest creatine supplement in history. Sad to say, I think the reviews on Amazon have been overhyped.

Ingredient Profile
Muscletech also has included a multistage carb blend (glucose polymers, dextrose, modcarb, waxy maize, dextrin). They do not disclose how much of each individual ingredient there is in the carb blend (total of 38g of carbs but 15g from sugar). However if you turn the bottle around, there is a section on the bottle that says that their products "contain superior key ingredients in clinically dosed amounts that are fully disclosed". They just list it in the "other ingredients" section without further information. *See attached image

One thing I do not understand and absolutely hate is the amount of sugar in here. 15g of sugar per scoop. This is the most amount of sugar I have ever seen in a supplement product. It makes the overall product way too sweet.

2 kinds of creatine is included, creatine monohydrate and creatine hcl. I have never tried creatine hcl before on its own so I cannot speak on its effectiveness. But I know that good ol' creatine monohydrate works. They included 1g of bcaas in 1 scoop. I personally would like to have seen more bcaas included.

Taste 5/10
It is very sweet. Like I mentioned above, there are 15g of sugar per scoop. They recommend mixing it with 6 ounces of water. But let me tell you from first had you won't be able to drink it with 6 ounces of water. I think I ended up using about 20 ounces of water every time I supplemented with this. Fruit punch doesn't really taste like fruit punch, just tastes like sugar water in my opinion. It also has a really odd smell to it when you drink it.

Mixability 5/10
It does not mix very well. You will need a shaker cup to mix this. It is impossible to just stir it. Even with a shaker cup, there will always be a bunch of clumps at the bottom of your shaker cup. And when you drink it, there is a gritty taste. I would assume it is from the carb blend.

Effectiveness 7/10
In effectiveness, Muscletech gets some points back. I have noticed a better recovery when supplementing with this especially on smaller body parts (arms, shoulder). However it did not help me recover better on leg, back or chest day.

During the month of using this supplement, I only used this creatine product and whey protein, nothing else. I have not seen my strength levels go up. My bench, squat, and deadlift have gone up just a bit but not noticeably enough. Neither did I see an increase in muscle size and fullness. It does help gain weight as Muscletech claims it does. In the WRONG way though. All that sugar in the product has not helped me gain lean muscle mass. Instead it has helped me gain some fat.

Value 5/10
I bought mine on Amazon for about $30. So roughly about $1 for each scoop (29 servings total). In my opinion this is very expensive. Even more so because this product did not deliver what it claims to do. And if you do end up taking two scoops, your serving total is cut down in half.

You can buy a years worth of creatine monohydrate with $30. Don't spend your hard earned cash for this.

Side Effects
The only side effect is when you finish the drink. Like I said I end up drinking a ton of water with this. This leads to a lot of bathroom rushes for me. It also leaves a gritty taste in your mouth as well as a sugary aftertaste.

I would not recommend trying this product. It is not worth the money in my opinion. There are far better products out there. Don't believe in the marketing and the reviews. Always check SR for good info.
  • Does Contain Creatine
  • Bad Taste
  • Too Expensive
  • Too Much Sugar And Fillers
  • 15g Of Sugar Per Serving
  • No Increase In Strength
  • Fruit Punch: 5/10
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  August 9, 2012

The marketing claims on celltech are ridiculous.

This is literally just a bunch of monohydrate some proprietary blended bcaa, and A TON OF SUGAR!! I would rather buy cheap monohydrate and eat a bunch of low fat ice cream to recover better.

Muscle tech people are marketing machines to sell so much of this.

I got SOOOO bloated and gassy every time I would take preworkout. I put on some weight while taking it but it was all water.

Overall, makes me too gasy and bloated
  • Increase Strength
  • Bad Taste
  • Too Much Sugar And Fillers
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Trust: 27%
  October 6, 2010

I have a love/hate relationship with MuscleTech.

Nitrotech, love it! was fuller and harder than ever when training. But I was also boxing and had to maintain my 190lb weight range. Hydroxycut used to be awesome when I was 235lbs but that was when ephedra was still commonplace.. then they changed it and it sucked next to its old self. Thermoshred Hardcore... take it first thing in a morning and have your girlfriend confuse you for a beet youll be that red and flushed.. but hey, it definitely does something.
NA NO Vapor... actually did what it said on the tin and I was totally pumped until i experienced that Black Hole people describe it has. So all in all I say that MuscleTech at least seem to be TRYING to get it right... But finally on to Cell Tech!

Im super sensitve to creatine so i actually lay off it most of the year. I gain upwards of 10kg of water within a few days and look very full, but bloated... off season style. But wouldnt say its any better or worse than just taking a pure creatine mono supp without all that excess sugar. Taste is the last thing that should be on your mind as a bodybuilder, (eating endless broccoli should teach you that lesson). Strength goes through the roof on compound power exercises. But at the end of the day its mostly water I gained.. great for filling out a t-shirt... but looked flat I thought without the pump.

The price is both its biggest selling point and biggest pit fall.. the fact you pay so much for it gives you such a placebo about staying true to your diet. When youre paying good money you try a lot harder to do everything right.. which long term i think is a good thing.. supplements cant do all the work, they are not magical elixirs brewed by woodland folk... but if they make you take your training more seriously and your diet too then I say.... A good product is one that brings consistancy to you training as opposed to some quick fix. Pop psychology perhaps!

After say an 8 week cycle cutting it back just drops your strength, weight.. which is just annoying and youll be tempted to continue spending your hard earned cash, but i think it probably has a better effect on guys who are already at least 200lb plus and have at least 300g plus protein in their diets to pad out those muscle bellies.

hope some of this helps.
  • Does Contain Creatine
  • Increase Strength
  • Too Expensive
  • Lose Gains
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  September 19, 2010

To me this is just overpriced creatone with junk science. I used this product like 2 years ago, and i seriously didnt feel any different than from taking my regular TwinLab creatine pills, that were half the price. The taste is not an issue, but the texture and the serving size is. I hate how the granulated creatine feels on your mouth, what makes it worst it seems like 30% of the mix stays on the cup after you drink it; meaning that you have to add more water to the cup to drink what is left. No gains in weight, the strenght did feel more constant. I was able to lift my heavy sets with more reps, but nothing extraordinary. The hughe bottle is hard to keep stacked haha, (pointless i know). Ridiculous amounts of fillers and sugar-- they wanna trick you by telling you that this sugar is laboratory tested HPLC- Dextrose--- haha still sugar and 75g PER SERVING!!! .
The product is not like "DAMN HORRIBLE CRAP, DON'T EVEN LOOK AT IT", but it is really not what it claims to be or seems to be. Its mediocre, if you have neevr taking any supplements you will prolly like it, cuz a lil extra ATP in your workouts does help, but if you are deep into supplement and fitness, this is not for you.
  • Does Contain Creatine
  • Bad Taste
  • Too Expensive
  • Too Much Sugar And Fillers
  • 75g Of Sugar Per Serving
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Trust: 0%
  March 5, 2010

I've been using Cell-Tech Hardcore for about 4 months and it works for me. I've tried various pre-workout supps and whey Protein but have stuck with Cell-Tech Hardcore for my post workout creatine. I take a full dose post workout but on my rest days I only take a half dose. I wouldn't say the taste is bad (come on man up about taste) but the sugar in it is very strong and makes my head buzz for about 20 minutes which is why I only take a half dose on rest days. Post workout I actually find that I crave it and I don't get the head buzz.
Since being on it I've gained about 12-20lbs of muscle. I give the range because of course some of it can been water weight. But I will say this people who have known me for years both men and women started asking me "are you getting bigger?" and now it's to the point that my old shirts aren't fitting any more. My max bench went up by 45lbs along with all my working sets of various exercises.
I would recommend anyone try this if they can get past the cost and the strong sugar. I am ready to cycle off of it and try something else as soon as I finish this last tub.
  • Worked For Me
  • Too Expensive
  • Too Much Sugar And Fillers

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