Creapure® is subject to strict quality controls
Each batch of Creapure® is tested for purity before leaving the factory. Creapure® is listed on the Cologne List®. This means that it is regularly tested at the Olympiastützpunkt Rheinland laboratory in Germany for any contamination from steroids or stimulants.
There are several ways to manufacture creatine commercially. AlzChem AG uses a process starting from sarcosinate and cyanamide. This method of production is considered the best and safest. In this way, AlzChem AG minimizes the risk that the creatine produced will contain two undesirable by-products: dicyandiamide (DCD) and dihydrotriazine (DHT). Pure creatine should contain no more than a few tens of parts per million (ppm) of DCD and no detectable DHT, which is potentially harmful. This is the case with Creapure®.
Another common manufacturing process adapted by some of our competitors uses sarcosine and S-methylthiourea as raw materials. Contaminants in creatine made by this way can include methanethiol (methyl mercaptan), thiourea and dimethyl sulfate, all of which are toxic.
Breakdown of creatine during manufacture or storage can produce creatinine. Levels above one percent have been measured in some commercial creatine samples. In some randomly-purchased creatine samples within the competition, a share of over one percent was detected. Creatinine is not dangerous but offers no performance benefit and indicates sloppy manufacturing.
Some analyses of commercial creatine have reported high levels of other contaminants. As well as those mentioned above, dietary supplements in general sometimes contain steroids, recreational drugs, and other banned substances, introduced either deliberately or accidentally. Therefore it is important to pay attention to the Creapure® logo on the packaging, as this assures you that you are buying the purest and best creatine monohydrate, Made in Germany!