News | July 29, 2019

CreaBev - Soluble And Stable Creatine Poised To Revolutionize Ready-To-Drink And Ready-To-Mix Performance Beverage Development

Active consumers are aware of creatine monohydrate with 76% stating they are familiar with the ingredient to enhance their workouts while preferring to consume it in the form of a pre- or post-workout beverage.1 However, these beverages are not providing the most adequate amounts of creatine monohydrate due to poor solubility and stability resulting in its conversion to the waste product creatinine. Glanbia Nutritionals’ CreaBev solves both problems. Its patent-pending encapsulation technology provides a more stable and soluble creatine monohydrate, making it a powerhouse for ready-to-drink and ready-to-mix powdered beverages.

A short-term study confirmed CreaBev’s superior stability and dispersion over standard forms of creatine monohydrate:2

  • 98% of CreaBev’s creatine monohydrate remained present in water after 2 hours.
  • 11% of standard creatine monohydrate was degraded after only 5 minutes.

Long-term study data, post heat treatment, confirmed CreaBev’s ability to remain stable over an extended period of time: 2

  • 70% of CreaBev’s creatine monohydrate remained after 12 months.
  • 95% of creatine monohydrate in standard form was degraded after just 3 months.

CreaBev’s stability when exposed the high processing temperatures of Ultra Heat Treatment (UHT), results in no crystallization or clumping during the production process.

A pre-clinical study showed CreaBev’s creatine monohydrate is more bioavailable than standard creatine monohydrate.2

“Creatine has been a widely utilized ingredient for years and there is sufficient consumer knowledge on its benefits of use,” says Mayuresh Bedekar, Senior Product Manager Bioactives. “However, now manufacturers of pre- and post-workout products will have access to a more efficient form of creatine monohydrate that opens up new beverage product formulation possibilities. “

For more information on how CreaBev can enhance your pre- and post-workout product lines, contact us

  1. Glanbia Nutritionals CINT Survey (N=1014), November 2018
  2. Glanbia study. Data on file.

Source: Glanbia Nutritionals