If you have followed our socials, attended Kris Gethin seminars, gone through his published articles, purchased his transformation books or watched his video trainers on KagedMuscle.com or Bodybuilding.com, you will know that Kris has recommended patented Creatine HCl over other forms of creatine for several years. To us, it’s a no-brainer.
Vireo Systems originally synthesized Creatine HCl in 2003, and after years of extensive testing, it was made commercially available in 2007. The buzz around Creatine HCl quickly spread throughout the bodybuilding and athletic communities.
Fast forward to 2015 – eight years after Creatine HCl was introduced to sports nutrition. It is now the preferred creatine choice for elite athletes and bodybuilders.
As Creatine HCl quickly and rightfully gained market share, many copycat versions hit the market. Several companies started selling cheap, low-grade, generic Creatine HCl. These companies use borrowed science to support a product that is generic and not backed by studies or patents.
The top brand, the original distributor of patented Creatine HCl, was Kris’s preferred choice until recently. He noticed something was different and ultimately discovered they had switched from the patented form of Creatine HCl to a generic material. Within days the Kaged Muscle® R&D team was in contact with the patent holder for Creatine HCl. We met to discuss selling the real deal patented material with a brand built on ethics, not profits—Kaged Muscle®.
This popular and effective Creatine HCl molecule is now sold under a new name: Patented C-HCl™.
On September 5, 2015, Vireo Systems, inventor and patent holder of Creatine HCl, granted Kaged Muscle® exclusive rights to sell C-HCl™ worldwide as a single ingredient (unflavored & flavored powder or capsules).
The patented form of Creatine HCl costs three times more than the generic material, and is why all the top brands use generic versus patented to increase their profits.
Not Kaged Muscle® – we will never sell out due to profit. Quality and results are our top priorities!
If you’re obsessed with quality like we are, then there is no need to take chances when you can take Patented C-HCl™. Kaged Muscle® refuses to compromise quality for profit and won’t have anything to do with the generic Creatine HCl used by several top brands. Instead, we purchase the genuine and Patented C-HCl™.
It’s important to make sure the Creatine HCl you buy is the real deal. If you are buying Creatine HCl as a single ingredient (unflavored and flavored powder or capsules), on the label it will say Patented C-HCl™, Vireo Systems Inc. and include PATENT #8, 962, 685/#8, 354, 450/#8, 026, 385/#7, 608, 641.
Only a select few brands were granted rights to use Patented C-HCl™ in their pre- and post-workout formulas.
If Vireo Systems Inc. and the patent numbers listed above are not on your label… you have generic Creatine HCl and not the real deal!
We were able to bring the real deal back and at a better value!
Great pumps, seeing gains in strength and physically
This is a very great tasting Creatine. It blends well with a protein shake. Not bitter like most.
I could feel the creatine in my system just after having it in my empty stomach on non-training days which means, it would definitely have impact during my training days.
Spot on as always. Great taste
Very good consistent, refreshing with the lime flavor.
I am seeing results and feeling myself grow stronger. Great product!
Great product, clean and gives me the boost to finish my workouts
Love this stuff, mixes easily with anything you put it in. KM does it again.
Hi Brian, Thank you for your support! We are glad our powders are working out for you! We appreciate your support.
Flavor is delicious. I double scoop Pre and Post workout. Recovery is better!
Great product definitely felt the INCREASE in STRENGTH and POWER
Good product tastes fine does what I want
Love this creatine. Has always provided enhanced performance with minimal water weight gain.
So far so good. It is much stronger than monohydrate. Definitely recommend to have a 16.9oz bottle of water if doing 2 scoops.
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The lemon lime flavor is perfect. Not too sweet and not too bland. Taking the standard serving recommendation, I've seen a noticeable difference in overall size, added 5lbs in the first 4 weeks. Although the weight isn't immediately muscle mass, I feel that my lifting performance has went up little by little and made a nice difference. Looking forward to seeing additional gains this product assists with, without the bloating or other negative side effects I've noticed in the past from other brands.
The gains from this newer version of creatine is equal to the mono version! Which is perfect since I am able to take in less amounts of creatine with this HCl vs the competitors!
Hey Jeremy, Thanks for another awesome review! I have to agree with you on the more manageable amounts for Creatine H-Cl as opposed to Creatine Monohydrate. There's certainly a noticeable difference, even just in scoop size (.750g of H-Cl compared to 5.6g of Monohydrate)! It's awesome to see that you're enjoying the product, and we hope you continue to do so in the future. Thanks for showing your support!