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CON-CRET HCL for Weight Gain

Jul 20, 2016 | by: Team A8

Do you want to put on size and strength without getting bloated? Creatine seems like a great option but what about the water retention? You have heard all those myths about holding water, but the benefits of creatine sound so good... What do you do? Well, you could just take Creatine HCL!

Creatine HCL

Creatine HCL stands for Hydrochloride Creatine, which a form of creatine that has the same acidity as your stomach. Why is this important? If you ingest regular creatine monohydrate you don’t absorb 100% of it which means you never know what you are getting. Creatine HCL’s claim to fame is that you do absorb 100% of it... right away. That means you don’t have to load or cycle Creatine HCL.

There are a lot of recommended doses out there for Creatine HCL, but what's worked best for me is 2 grams 45 mins pre-workout, and 2 grams immediately post-workout. This is because most of my current training involves power movements that utilize the creatine phosphate energy system, which depletes the creatine stored in our muscles. Con-Cret is one of the main brands of Creatine HCL.


con-cret supplementsCon-Cret comes in a variety of flavors and mixes extremely well, and for the people who want capsules, they have you covered. I really like Creatine HCL because you don’t retain any water at all so you can still get lean and keep your strength up, but you can also put on lean muscle mass without getting watery.

Two other great features to Creatine HCL is you don’t get bloated, and you don’t have to cycle it! Because you don't go through a loading phase, you only need to take a maintenance dose of Creatine to get optimal performance. Furthermore, since it is so easy to absorb Creatine HCL, you only need to take it on your workout days. You will utilize it for that workout instead of having to saturate your muscles with it.


Creatine HCL will help you gain lean muscle tissue because it will increase your strength, energy, and endurance in the gym allowing you to train harder and tear more muscle fibers, and it will also speed up your recovery. This is the perfect product for anyone wanting to gain 5-10 lbs of lean muscle before the start of summer! Let me know what creatine you take, and if you have tried Creatine HCL let me know what you think! -Remy