Creatine is arguably one of the best and most popular supplements for bodybuilders and athletes because of its proven ability to increase strength and lean gains. As a supplement, it has been around for decades, and it should be no surprise that manufacturers will attempt to improve what is already great. Promera Con-Cret is the latest iteration of creatine supplements that is worth a serious look at.
What is it?
Promera Con-Cret is a unique patented creatine supplement consisting of creatine HCl (hydrochloride). It is said that creatine HCl is superior to regular creatine monohydrate, because of its increased solubility and bioavailability. Consequently, the recommended dose of creatine HCl is much smaller than that of creatine monohydrate.
Con-Cret is a straight and simple supplement. In each serve, there is not much more than just creatine HCl and some flavouring agents (in the flavoured version). Experienced users of creatine supplements will immediately be shocked with how small the serving size is for Con-Cret. The small scoop included in the tub is almost comical.
Promera market Con-Cret as being a creatine supplement that will not cause cramping, bloating, water retention, or gastrointestinal issues. These are symptoms experienced by some people who take creatine monohydrate. After trying Con-Cret, I can report that I did indeed not experience any of those side effects. However, I am usually not one to suffer from those side effects in the first place.
Difference from Competition
There are a large variety of pre workout supplements and post workout supplements that also contain creatine HCl as an ingredient. However, at the moment, Promera is one of the only companies to have a stand-alone creatine HCl product.
Of Particular Interest
The biggest selling point for Con-Cret is its micro-dosing concept. Reportedly, 1 gram of Con-Cret will have a similar effect to around 5 grams of creatine monohydrate.
Flavour & Mixability
Creatine HCl has excellent solubility. Users of creatine monohydrate will know that often you will be drinking a gritty solution of partially undissolved creatine. This is definitely not the case with Con-Cret. Con-Cret comes in two different varieties, flavoured and unflavoured. The flavoured variety is pleasant to the tongue and the unflavoured is barely noticeable when dissolved.
The only problem with Con-Cret is that it is relatively expensive for a creatine supplement. Even considering that a much smaller dose is needed compared to creatine monohydrate, it is still more expensive on a per serve basis.
Who is it for?
Promera Con-Cret is really for anyone looking to increase strength and or put on weight. It can essentially substitute your existing creatine supplement.