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Table 2 Mean (SD) plasma creatine concentration over 8 hours following ingestion of isomolar amounts of creatine (4.4 g) in the form of creatine monohydrate (CrM), tri-creatine citrate (CrC), or creatine pyruvate (CrPyr). Means within each time-row differing significantly are denoted by the letters a to c.

From: Comparison of new forms of creatine in raising plasma creatine levels

Time (h) CrM (a) CrC (b) CrPyr (c) ANOVA P value
  Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD  
0 40.5 25.5 56.5 36.7 44 28 NS
0.5 488.6 185.7 551.1 191.3 637 207.2 NS
1 761.9 107.7 855.3 c 165.1 972.2 a 184.1 0.015
1.5 660.8 159.2 771.8 289.3 875.7 310.9 0.012
2 557 162.1 624.2 263.1 681.7 299.4 NS
3 362.5 174.4 400.1 235.7 431.5 228.5 NS
4 247.8 134.8 276 169.3 298 176.3 NS
6 142.7 87.3 189.1 120.2 178.5 110.3 NS
8 103.4 64.5 123.1 83.6 122.9 83.7 NS