- Subjects built 3.4lbs. of muscle in 7 days!*
- Increase muscle size and strength*
- Maximize muscle creatine*
- Improved between-set recovery for greater muscle performance*
- Clinically proven key compounds
CELL-TECH Is The Ultimate Hardgainer Creatine Formula
Regular creatine was welcomed as the next generation of supplementation and was unleashed to help bodybuilders and other athletes get bigger than ever! For the most part, regular creatine delivers solid muscle size and strength gains. However, even as great as creatine is, there are clinically tested ways to make it better.
If you’ve been taking straight creatine monohydrate, it’s really just the tip of the iceberg. Researchers at MuscleTech® knew this and, after years of testing created CELL-TECH™ – a true third generation creatine formula that harnesses the anabolic power of insulin and is so powerful that it has not only stood the test of time, but has become legendary for its ability to pack on mass, size and strength like no other creatine formula before or since.*
Creatine + Training + Insulin
= THE PERFECT ANABOLIC STORM
Years of study by top human performance researchers has confirmed that insulin is one of the body’s most powerful musclebuilding hormones. In fact, research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that insulin is so potent it could support protein synthesis in skeletal muscle1! Insulin is also very anti-catabolic and reduces protein degradation and stimulates cellular hydration – causing water retention within the muscle cells that translates into greater protein synthesis.
Early creatine researchers also knew the power of insulin, and in some of the first research published in the American Journal of Physiology, it was discovered that taking creatine along with a high dose of simple carbohydrates could trigger as much as 60% better creatine storage in the muscles2. Researchers reporting on their findings confirmed that insulin was the key to pushing more creatine through muscle cell membranes.*
The purpose of insulin in the body is to regulate blood glucose levels. When an elevation of blood glucose occurs, the beta cells of the pancreas secrete insulin into the portal vein (the “spike”). Ultimately, insulin works by triggering the movement of nutrients from the blood to the cells – fortifying your muscles with the ingredients they need to grow while at the same time normalizing your blood glucose levels.
Insulin needs to attach itself to receptors in order to have any effect. This is what determines how much of the glucose, amino acids and creatine in your blood are taken up by the cell transporters. In your muscle cells, there are two glucose transporters: GLUT-1 and GLUT-4. However, it’s the GLUT-4 receptors that are predominant in adult human muscles, and they play an important role.
GLUT-4 transporters migrate from the cytoplasm right to the cell surface in response to insulin and muscle contraction (lifting weights). Yes, training can actually increase the ability of your muscles to take in more nutrients because training increases the number of available receptors on the muscle membrane. The more available receptors there are, the more glucose, amino acids and creatine can be absorbed from the blood.*
This, in essence, creates the perfect anabolic storm – an optimal environment where insulin-sensitive muscle cells are able to quickly utilize anabolic nutrients like creatine, amino acids and glucose – priming them for incredible strength and massive muscular growth!*
Spiking Insulin to Drive GAINS
In order to maximize the absorption of creatine, insulin levels must be spiked. There’s no way around it. You need to have a high plasma glucose concentration and spiked serum insulin levels to drive maximum cellular creatine delivery.*
Higher glycemic carbs create a more powerful insulin spike and can increase the number of GLUT-4 transporters to the surface of your muscle cells to a greater degree. Taking creatine with fewer or no carbs elicits no significant insulin spike and ultimately fails to achieve your goal of getting the most creatine into your muscles as possible.*
The degree of insulin secretion is governed by the total amount of carbohydrates ingested and the glycemic index of the food consumed. MuscleTech researchers knew this when they began research on a third generation of creatine supplements. By harnessing the anabolic power of insulin and the muscle- and strength-building power of creatine, Team MuscleTech researchers engineered an absolute monster of a creatine supplement. One that hands-down is an uncontested breakthrough in creatine supplementation designed for nothing less than extreme musclebuilding!*
The Most Powerful Creatine Formula
CELL-TECH is a scientifically engineered hardcore creatine formula that is patent-protected and contains core ingredients supported by numerous clinical trials. Each two-scoop serving of CELL-TECH delivers 7g of HPLC-certified creatine monohydrate and 3 grams of creatine HCl. This dose of creatine is far higher than most creatine products, and yet those creatine products don’t utilize a delivery system! Ask yourself, how much creatine from these untested formulas is actually making its way into your muscles?
CELL-TECH delivers a multistage combination of carbohydrates, including glucose polymers, dextrose, ModCarb™ (oat bran, quinoa, buckwheat, millet), waxy maize and highly branched cyclic dextrin totaling 75g per two scoops. After each max serving of CELL-TECH, insulin levels rapidly peak in the bloodstream, priming muscles for maximum creatine hypersaturation and retention. This is the key to CELL-TECH’s unique ability to significantly increase insulin levels beyond what regular creatine supplements are capable of.*
The anabolic rush generated by this exclusive carb blend is engineered to force glucose, creatine and amino acids into the muscles at levels that are unmatched by any other creatine formula.*
In fact, based on available published research, CELL-TECH is the fastest acting, most powerful advanced musclebuilding creatine formula ever developed, and once you see how dramatically and rapidly CELL-TECH can help transform your physique, you won’t want to consider using anything else!*
How CELL-TECH Works
Forces Powerful Insulin Spike
CELL-TECH delivers a multistage combination of carbohydrates that forces a powerful insulin spike post-workout.*
Increases Glut-4 Transporters for Creatine Uptake
The powerful carbohydrates in CELL-TECH trigger insulin output, enabling insulin to shuttle the massive 10g dose of creatine and other nutrients straight into the muscle.*
With Added Alpha Lipoic Acid
CELL-TECH contains a full 200mg dose of alpha lipoic acid (ALA). Research suggests that ALA helps improve the absorption of creatine and glucose into the muscle cell through specialized transporters.*
Increases Cell Volumization -
Priming Muscles for Growth
Improved GLUT-4 availability and increased muscle cell sensitivity allows insulin to rapidly replenish creatine and glycogen stores, facilitating glycogen super-compensation and an intense muscle-expanding effect. CELL-TECH also contains free-form amino acids that aid in this dramatic cell volumization!*
Clinically Tested - Faster Muscle Growth and More Strength*
CELL-TECH is more than just a supplement that works in theory. It’s actually been put to the test in a clinical setting – further cementing its effectiveness! In fact, subjects who consumed the amount of creatine and carbohydrates supplied during the CELL-TECH loading stage gained, on average, 3.4 lbs. of muscle in 7 days. Subjects taking creatine with juice gained only 0.8 lbs.3.*
In a second study performed at McMaster University, test subjects who used CELL-TECH for 8 weeks significantly increased their strength on the bench press by 17%, leg press by 29% and biceps curl by 28% respectively4.
Enhanced Nutrient Transport
Each serving of CELL-TECH includes 200mg of the powerful compound alpha lipoic acid (ALA). Research suggests that ALA helps improve the absorption of creatine and glucose into the muscle cell through specialized transporters. This powerful nutrient-partitioning agent supports the insulin sensitivity of active insulin receptors on the cells’ surface for greater nutrient uptake and creatine saturation.*
Branched-Chain and Cell-Volumizing Amino Acids
CELL-TECH also supplies the branched-chain amino acids L-leucine, L-valine and L-isoleucine in a 2:1:1 ratio. Branched-chain amino acids are free-form amino acids – singular molecules that are quickly digested and absorbed into the bloodstream. CELL-TECH also contains the amino acids taurine and alanine. These free-form amino acids are two of the most abundant amino acids in muscle and aid in cell volumization.*
A clinical study revealed that the use of CELL-TECH did not lead to the down regulation of creatine transporters. This allows athletes to continue to benefit from creatine use, instead of cycling on and off5. This means you can use it all year long – just like protein.*
- Biolo et al., 1995. Journal of Clinical Investigation. 95:811-819.
- Green et al., 1996. American Journal of Psychology. 271:E821-826.
- Kalman et al., 2000. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 32(5):562(5136)[Abstract].
- Tarnopolsky et al., 2001. Med Sci Sports Ecerc. 33(12):2044-52.
- Parise et al., 2000. Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology. 25(5):396[Abstract].
TESTED FOR QUALITY AND PURITY
Team MuscleTech ensures only the highest- quality, pure HPLC-tested creatine manufactured by one of the world’s largest producers of creatine is used for CELL-TECH™. In fact, each batch of CELL-TECH™ undergoes strict quality control and is third-party tested and verified to ensure that each bottle of has the highest purity, quality and consistency.*
The CELL-TECH Advantage
|CELL-TECH||Competitor||What you should know|
|Creatine per serving||10g||750mg||CELL-TECH contains 7g of creatine monohydrate and 3g of creatine HCI per full serving. The competitor has less than a gram!*|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||200mg||No||CELL-TECH patented the use of the powerful compound alpha lipoic acid (ALA) combined with creatine, and supplies a full 200mg in each 2-scoop serving. No other creatine formula can supply this combination of ingredients.*|
|BCAAs||2g||No||CELL-TECH supplies BCAAs in a 2:1:1 ratio to aid in post-workout recovery and protein synthesis.*|
|Cell Volumizing Aminos||3g||No||CELL-TECH has two of the most abundant cell-volumizing amino acids to further aid in muscle cell size and volumization.*|
|Patents||6||None||CELL-TECH is protected by multiple patents:
Ratings & Reviews
This is by far the best creatine on the market. Ive taken this product in the pass with great results. With 2 forms of creatine, amino acids & carbs, it's perfect for muscle hypertrophy after an intense workout. Definitely recommen!
This is one of the best creatine supplements I've taken so far, hands down. The orange taste is amazing, not too sweet but still so good, almost just like orange juice. I like the fact that it provides two different types of creatine and also amino acids that help to produce creatine within our bodies. My muscles feel full and great!
It had been many years since I had taken Cell Tech before deciding upon giving it a go again. I am currently bulking and figured the extra calories that are in each serving of Cell Tech ( 160 per serving) versus what I was currently taking ( 5 calories per serving) would be and an added benefit. The product lists three ways of taking the product. They basically break down to good, better, and best. I decided to give the standard one serving (good) a try first and I am glad I did. The flavoring of the fruit punch is strong and very sweet. I like to compare it to the Kool Aid my mom use to make growing up. I had to cut it with more water then the 6 oz recommended to make it easier to digest, but the flavor was still there and good. The product mixes well initially but the longer it sits the more of it floats to the bottom and you have to remix it . I moved to taking two servings after working out (320 calories) and once again had to cut it with more than the recommended 12 oz to make it drinkable to me. I don't care for sweet or sugary drinks so this could be totally on me. I can say I didn't feel bloated at anytime during taking this product and that was with the increased water intake I was doing because of the double serving to make sure I was receiving the full benefit. As I don't have any complaint and I am getting what I was expecting from the product I am going to stay on it for at least a few more months and cycle through the flavors. **UPDATE** I am still taking this product on a regular basis and have moved on to the orange flavor. The orange flavor seems to remind me of a Hi-C orange that my parents use to buy me as I was growing up. Not as sweet but still as delicious. With it not being as sweet I don't have to cut it with as much water as I did the fruit punch.
Not sold on the flavor... so I convinced myself it was OJ. Needs to sit in water for a minute then shake to avoid clumping. Slight bloating initially doing loading stage. Once adjusted solid recovery agent and noticeable strength gains.
This is one of my go to products to put on some muscle. This is also my favorite post workout product on the market today. The multi-stage carb blend which is about 38g of carbs per each serving helps to shuttle the creatine and nutrients into the muscles and quickly restore glycogen levels for the next workout. I have fast recover periods while taking this. The creatine which consists of 3.5g of creatine monohydrate and 1.5g of creatine HCL are important to most fitness enthusiasts. The BCAA blend which is a 2-1-1 ratio is proven to be the best ratio to help aid in muscle building and recovery of the muscle fibers. The flavor is great, I've had the fruit punch flavor and the orange, both are delicious. Total calories are about 150 per serving which is great when trying to put on some mass. I would recommend this to any fitness enthusiast, and all athletes post workout.
I got a 3lb Cell Tech in Orange flavor and I was very pleased. The best part about this creatine was the taste/flavor. Not only does it taste just like oranges, it smells just like oranges as well. The only slight issue I had with this creatine was the taste was kind of strong if taken with the suggested 12 oz of water. If you put the suggested serving size of 2 scoops in 15-18 oz of water, it will taste great. I would definitely recommend this product to others.
Fantastic! the grape and the orange flavors both taste great. I dose twice a day every day. Granted, it took me about 2 weeks to notice any results but it has been a long time since using any creatine. Glad I found this! Thanks, MuscleTech!!
I'm not a big fan of creatine but I figured why not try this one out. Im a fan of muscletech products and I can say every one of their products that I've tested out I have not had any complaints. What I like about this product is how I feel after drinking it. I'm not bloated in anyway and it doesn't taste bad. I have orange and it isn't bad at all. I have noticed some weight gain but I don't see where. I still have a 6pack and I can easily see my obliques. But the biggest change of all is my strength. It has shot through the roof
Lift, drink, build, cell tech ,wan't a great product to get sole get cell tech.
This product is awesome, for the price you get so many servings! I loved the orange flavor, it truly just taste like a sports drink. My only issue was it takes a lot of mixing to get all the powder dissolved, once you do that you are good to go! Had during my lift to keep my hydrated and will continue to use.
What's in MuscleTech CELL-TECH
Directions For CELL-TECH: 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.
Warnings: As with all creatine products, maintain an adequate state of hydration during use. Do not use if you suffer from diabetes or if you are prone to hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia. If you experience a skin rash or other allergic reaction, discontinue use and consult a medical doctor. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep Out Of Reach Of Children.