I am bewildered by the amount of questions in this list that had the answers in the above article about Creatine. All you had to do was read "all of it", and pretty much every question in this list was answered. As I find with numerous topics on any internet post, people are just too lazy to read the whole article and just ask a question for a "spoon fed answer", instead of reading the whole article, which was extremely in depth. If you are too lazy to read this article yourself, I'm guessing you don't have the necessary dedication to stick to a well thought out training routine, and have a diet specifically for your own personal goals. So "Creatine" isn't going to help those lazy types. "Read the whole article". Get some dedication, and get some goals and do the necessary things to achieve those goals. "On your own". No one is going to hold your hand at the gym.
Creatine ethyl ester , also known as creatine ester , cre-ester and CEE , is a substance sold as an aid for athletic performance and for muscle development in bodybuilding . It is an ethyl ester derivative of creatine , from which it is made. In the body, CEE is converted back into creatine. [ citation needed ] CEE is said to have a much better absorption rate and a longer half-life in the body than regular creatine monohydrate , because it is slightly more lipophilic . [ citation needed ] It is also proposed to bypass the creatine transporter, thereby increasing skeletal muscle uptake of creatine and leading to an increased ability to regenerate ATP.  However, in a published study comparing the two, CEE was not as effective at increasing serum and muscle creatine levels or in improving body composition, muscle mass, strength, and power.  The same study found CEE to be comparable to placebo.
Gain Your Winning Edge Creatine monohydrate has been suggested to be effective in increasing lean muscle mass, muscle strength and athletic performance.* Creatine is naturally occurring in meat and other food sources, but monohydrate is the best form because it contains more creatine than other forms. Creatine monohydrate is known as one of bodybuilding's ultimate supplements, and for good reason! Creatine Monohydrate may help: