Creatine is a one-of-a-kind supplement many bodybuilders consider as the staple of staples. It’s like you can’t go five sets without seeing someone guzzle down a huge bottle of creatine shake. I ain’t being a clown, bro. I swear the stuff’s more addictive than cocaine.
Speaking of creatine, MuscleTech’s got something good for us and it’s called Cell Tech. Weird name but it rhymes so I guess it’s all good.
MuscleTech is a notorious brand not many like but their Cell Tech might be cooking something interesting. Let’s go check it out in this review!
About MuscleTech Cell Tech
MuscleTech Cell Tech is called the “Ultimate Hardgainer Creatine Formula” and seems to use lots of studies to justify this title. Hmmm, MuscleTech is notorious for exaggerating claims but looking at their ingredients, you might actually believe them. Formula notes:
- No Cycling: They say a study shows you can use this product day in and day out without consequence. We have no idea what that study is or where to find it.
- Directions: They have the standard, the better, and the best ways to take Cell Tech. Some people don’t want best results?
- No BS formula: No prop blends and uses well-known ingredients. We press like to that, bro.
MuscleTech Cell Tech Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Scoop (49 g)|
Servings Per Container: Approx. 56
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin C (As Ascorbic Acid)||125 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (As Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||5.25 mg|
|Vitamin B12 (As Cyanocobalamin)||0.2 mcg|
|Magnesium (As Magnesium Oxide)||32.5 mg|
|Potassium (As Dipotassium Phosphate)||24.8 mg|
|Muscle Growth And Strength Matrix|
|Creatine Monohydrate||3.5 g|
|Creatine HCl||1.5 g|
|Cell-Volumizing Amino Acid Matrix|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid (Supplying R-ALA)||100 mg|
Multi-Stage Carb Blend (Glucose Polymers, Dextrose, Modcarb™ [Oat Bran, Amaranth, Quinoa, Buckwheat, Millet, Chia], Waxy Maize [Corn Starch], Cluster Dextrin), Natural And Artificial Flavors, Citric Acid, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Silicate, Salt, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, FD&C Yellow No. 6, FD&C Yellow No. 5.
|Directions for use: Take 1 scoop of CELL-TECH with 6 oz. (177mL) of water immediately following your workout. If you’re not training that day, have your serving in the morning when you wake up.|
For Better Results: Take 2 scoops of CELL-TECH with 12 oz. (354mL) of water immediately following your workout. If you’re not training that day, take 2 scoops in the morning when you wake up.
For Best Results: For the first 7 days (loading stage): Take 2 scoops of CELL-TECH with 12 oz. (354mL) of water in the morning when you wake up and 2 scoops with 12 oz. (354mL) of water immediately after your workout. If you’re not training that day, take 2 scoops with 12 oz. (354mL) of water in the morning when you wake up and 2 scoops with 12 oz. (354mL) of water later in the day. Maintenance stage: Take 2 scoops of CELL-TECH with 12 oz. (354mL) of water immediately following your workout. If you’re not training that day, take 2 scoops with 12 oz. (354mL) of water in the morning when you wake up.
Complex formula built to promote creatine absorption and quality gains with each workout
Cell Tech is one big Creatine-focused blend. No seriously, it is. Other creatine blends like to go with the hybrid approach but CELL TECH is definitely all in for the Creatine, bro. One good effect of focusing your shit on creatine? Quality. Gains. BRO. Let’s break down the ingredients in this formula:
- Carbohydrates. Carbs may be the common enemy of the weight loss industry but definitely the unsung heroes of the bodybuilding world. Not only do carbs accelerate muscle recovery but it also augments creatine absorption by spiking insulin, a factor critical to creatine supplements.
- Electrolytes. Sodium, potassium, and magnesium help with muscle performance, metabolism, and overall fluid balance. They may not seem much but trust us, bro. You won’t be lifting right without them.
- Creatine monohydrate and HCl. Monohydrate is regarded as the best form of creatine when it comes to purity while HCl is what many call the “water soluble” type of creatine. Most blends would go 100% Creatine monohydrate to maximize the amount of creatine absorbed which would make it more marketable but we think adding Creatine HCl is a good move. Creatine HCl, being water soluble, will make it easier to steer and swallow the shake not to mention it would take less effort for the body to absorb creatine. Another benefit is how Creatine HCl can help reduce the bloating we all love to hate.
- Taurine. An amino acid which helps draw water into muscles and boost recovery, performance, and increase hydration. It also promotes the pump.
- L-Alanine. This is not Beta-Alanine, bro. L-Alanine promotes cell volumization which is the scientific term for pumps. It can also aid in muscle hypertrophy since cell swelling leads to anabolism and protein synthesis.
- BCAA. Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine make up what we call BCAA or the famous branched chain amino acids. BCAAs improve protein synthesis by increasing ATP production and therefore lead to an increase in muscle mass. It can also reduce muscle damage while speed up recovery.
- ALA. Research suggest ingesting ALA together with creatine can enhance muscle total creatine content as compared when taking creatine alone. Yeah, sure but not with that dose.
CELL TECH capitalizes on one thing and one thing alone: Creatine absorption. We like the focus since creatine absorption promotes gains.
First up is their Creatine complex made up of two traditional creatine forms. In the supplement world, traditional means we know this shit works already and we’re the kind of people who are into boring ingredients known to work than trendy ones with questionable science so kudos to them. Dosage is pretty decent specially when your market are bros who aren’t virgins when it comes to creatine aka lifters taking creatine for the maintenance phase.
The Cell Volumizers (is that even a real word?) composed of taurine and L-alanine are both excellent for not only increasing muscle mass but also enhancing lifting performance. We only recommend adding L-glutamine into the mix since studies about L-alanine’s cell volumizing properties are often in conjunction with L-glutamine. Dosage is decent for entry-dosing.
BCAAs are a bit of a so-so ingredient nowadays since you can easily get the required amount just by eating a few eggs or something. Still, it works the way it’s advertised although the dosage is wanting. You’ll have to double up to realize its potency.
Last on the list is good ‘ol ALA. We like how they added a quality creatine-support ingredient but bro that dose is just weak. MuscleTech says 200 mg is a “full dosage” but it’s a foolish dosage in this case. You gotta have at least 500 mg to touch the creatine-support function, bro.
MuscleTech Cell Tech Benefits
Endurance, recovery, and quality reps with each lift, Cell Tech is a practical choice for the basic lifter. To get the full power of the supplement, we strongly advise doubling the scoop otherwise you might get a little disappointed with the powder.
Who Takes It?
Definitely for the vets who met creatine before and is now on the maintenance stage of their relationship. Newbies might get a boost from the supplement but they won’t maximize the gains unless they preloaded creatine before.
Any Side Effects?
Bloating is the one word associated with creatine supplements. Even Creatine HCl has a tendency to cause bloating on unsuspecting users. It’s not bad but it really takes some getting used to.
MuscleTech Cell Tech Summary
- Creatine power. Good forms, good dosing.
- Creatine support. Designed to boost creatine’s effects.
- Stackable. Add your favorite ingredients!
- Carbs. Your muscles need them more than you think.
- Electrolytes. A thoughtful addition.
- Traditional. Ain’t no magic herb here, bro.
- Noob-friendly. Instructions for both new and old lifters.
- Boring. Some users might find it too plain for its own good.
- Missing links. No energy source, no nootropic, no fat burner.
- Dosing. Double is not just a suggestion, it’s mandatory.
- References. Some claims might’ve been pulled out of their asses.
- Not wallet-friendly. It ain’t MuscleTech if it won’t burn cash.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (1 month): $79.99
- Available to buy online and in retail stores
Final Word on MuscleTech Cell Tech
MuscleTech Cell Tech is a creatine-purists dream supplement. Not only does it make use of a blend composing two well-studied creatine forms but also provides the right kind of ingredients to complement and augment creatine’s effects. The only real downside is the price since we’re almost sure you can build a similar stack for a much, much better price tag.
Hey bro, if you’re interested but ain’t got no cash, we have a preworkout that resembles the formula structure of Cell Tech but cheaper.