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In a recent investigative push by NOW Foods, a significant issue with creatine gummies has been highlighted. NOW Foods' testing revealed that only 46% of the creatine gummies tested met their label claims for creatine content. This finding raises questions about the reliability of this popular supplement format.

NOW Foods' testing program, which has been identifying product deficiencies since 2017, recently evaluated several brands of creatine gummies due to concerns about their creatine content. They tested gummies from brands like Astro Labs, Bear Balanced, and Zhou, using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The findings were concerning: approximately 46% of the tested gummies failed to meet their label claims for creatine content, with some containing significant amounts of creatinine, a breakdown product of creatine. This study underscores the importance of reliable product testing and transparency in supplement manufacturing. For a detailed breakdown of the results, you can view the original NOW Foods press release.

Creatine gummies are sought after for their convenience and taste, contrasting with the traditional flavorless creatine powder. However, the process of making gummies involves water, which can lead to the conversion of creatine into creatinine—a breakdown product of creatine. This conversion reduces the efficacy of the supplement, making the gummy format less desirable from a quality standpoint.

In response, alternative products like MuscleTech’s Creatine Chews, which are water-free, have been noted for their ability to maintain creatine integrity, thereby meeting label claims more consistently. MuscleTech's product specifically has shown positive results in lab tests, indicating that it contains the amount of creatine advertised.

This situation underscores a broader issue within the supplement industry regarding the accuracy of supplement content and the need for rigorous, transparent testing. Consumers are encouraged to seek products that offer proof of their claims through third-party testing to ensure they are getting a quality product.

This story is part of a larger discussion about the importance of supplement testing and regulation, reflecting NOW Foods' commitment to industry transparency and consumer safety. For more detailed coverage of this issue, you can read the full article on PricePlow's blog here..


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