Hi-Tech Phosphagen

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Creatine is undoubtedly one of the best supplements out there for boosting performance in the gym. It has been repeatedly and conclusively linked with increasing muscular performance, strength, and power, and it remains a cheap and widely available supplement ingredient. However, various manufacturers have been introducing different forms of this ubiquitous amino acid, such as creatine sulphate, creatine phosphate, and creatine ethyl ester. With each producer claiming that their form is the superior one, how are customers supposed to decide who is telling the truth?

Below we take an in-depth look into Hi-Tech Phosphagen, to see whether this complex blend of different forms of creatine is more effective than other simpler blends.

Hi-Tech Phosphagen Pros

  • Relatively inexpensive to buy on some webstores
  • Based on the ingredients, it is likely to work as advertised
  • Unlikely to cause major side effects

Hi-Tech Phosphagen Cons

  • Key selling point is little more than a gimmick
  • Ingredient quantities are not listed anywhere, meaning this product may be inferior
  • Manufacturer fails to offer a standard money-back guarantee
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What You Need To Know About Hi-Tech Phosphagen

Hi-Tech Phosphagen is a bodybuilding and performance-boosting product that aims to increase muscular performance and power. Its unique selling point is that it offers a blend of different forms of creatine mixed with beta alanine and a creatine analogue called guanidinopropionic acid. It also supplements a form of creatine known as creatine phosphate, which is supposedly a superior compound that is more bioavailable and offers greater benefits. This product comes in the form of an exotic fruit-flavoured powder that is designed to be mixed with water and consumed before a workout.

What Are The Side Effects Of Hi-Tech Phosphagen?

The ingredients found in Hi-Tech Phosphagen are unlikely to cause major side effects. On occasion, creatine can cause stomach issues, nausea, diarrhoea, muscle cramps, and dehydration. Beta alanine may cause a tingling sensation in the muscles and mild flushing, although neither effect is at all harmful (some athletes report enjoying the sensation)

How Much Does Hi-Tech Phosphagen Cost?

On most websites, a 33-serving tub of Hi-Tech Phosphagen costs $27.95 (except for the official Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals website, where it costs a ridiculous $49.95). One place where you can find the same tub for much cheaper is A1 Supplements; although the 33-serving tub still sells for $27.95, the company is currently offering a buy one get one free deal (as of July 2018).

Our Verdict On Hi-Tech Phosphagen

The unique selling point behind Hi-Tech Phosphagen is that the creatine phosphate utilised in its ingredients list is far superior to other forms of creatine. The manufacturers claim to be ahead of the curve when it comes to product design, carefully combing through scientific journals in order to bring this and other huge breakthroughs to the buying public.

Unfortunately, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is nothing if not hyperbolic and kind of clumsy in their delivery. As you might expect, their key claim is nothing more than a baseless gimmick, which works by convincing customers to buy more expensive blends of creatine which are not proven to be more effective than normal forms. Put simply, this overly complex blend is likely just as effective as the cheapest creatine supplements available on the market.

In fact, it may actually be weaker, as the manufacturer has once again failed to provide an ingredient quantity breakdown on their website or packaging labels. There are also very few customer comments available to check online, and Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals offer nothing in the way of a money-back guarantee to compensate dissatisfied customers. All of these factors combine to make this an unnecessarily risky purchase.

Overall, we recommend avoiding the hype and half-truths, and stick with simpler creatine products with clear ingredient labels.

We do not recommend Hi-Tech Phosphagen to our readers.

Hi-Tech Phosphagen Review

Hi-Tech Phosphagen is a performance-boosting supplement designed for the bodybuilding market. It offers a blend of various forms of creatine mixed with beta alanine and guanidinopropionic acid, all of which are said to work well together to boost muscular performance and endurance. Customers are instructed to mix the powder with water before undertaking exercise, making it roughly equivalent to a pre-workout supplement.

Hi-Tech Phosphagen Facts

  • Manufactured by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals
  • Contains 500g of powder per tub
  • Performance-boosting creatine complex with added ingredients

This creatine-based product is manufactured by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, a US-based supplement store based in the USA. Hi-Tech Pharma (as they are often called) is known mainly for their extraordinary history of litigation, having fought long and protracted legal battles with the FTC, FDA, respected university professors, medical authorities and rival companies. The company is currently fighting to overturn the FDA’s existing ban on the dangerous stimulant DMAA, and continues to sell DMAA-based products until the legal point is clarified. The company is also associated with its selling of a useless form of ephedra and other products that attempt to mimic and impersonate illegal steroids. The company can be contacted via the details supplied on their official website.

How to Take Hi-Tech Phosphagen

The directions for use are as follows:

  • On training days: to optimize creatine uptake and PCr deposition for enhanced muscle work performance and muscular development, take 1 scoop of Phosphagen with 8-10 ounces of water 20-30 minutes prior to training.
  • On non-training days: to volumize muscle cells, speed recovery, and maximize saturation of PCr stores, take 1 scoop of Phosphagen with 8-10 ounces of water anytime as desired during the day.

Hi-Tech Phosphagen Concerns:

  • Manufacturer offers no money-back guarantee
  • There are very few customer reviews available to check online
  • Ingredient quantities are not printed on the website or label

What Does Hi-Tech Phosphagen Claim To Do?

On the official Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals website, the manufacturer describes a lot of the science behind this formulation. Supposedly, the different forms of creatine used in this product work synergistically to increase the rate at which the creatine is utilised and prolongs its effect.

In real terms, this means that the product claims to delay muscular fatigue during intense workouts. It also claims to contribute to “greater muscle cell volumization”, which is said to result in increased protein synthesis. Finally, this performance-boosting complex also claims to increase the intensity of muscular contractions and increase the customer’s overall muscular gains.

Does Hi-Tech Phosphagen Work?

The central gimmick of this product (that mixing various forms of creatine, and especially creatine phosphate, makes the mix more effective than others) is essentially false. There is no reason to think that this product is any more effective than any other similar blend, and in fact, the lack of ingredient quantity information may be hiding the fact that it’s actually weaker than most.

That being said, this combination of creatine, beta-alanine, and guanidinopropionic acid should deliver the advertised benefits in principle, as long as each ingredient has been dosed sufficiently.

What Are The Ingredients of Hi-Tech Phosphagen?

The ingredients found in Hi-Tech Phosphagen are listed below. Unfortunately, the manufacturer fails to provide ingredient quantities on their packaging or website, which makes it nearly impossible to estimate how effective the formula is. The quantities listed that are listed are correct for 1 heaped scoop (15g) of powder.

Proprietary Blend with Micro-RX and Extend-RX Technologies 12.5g

  • Creatine HCl: This molecule helps to rapidly produce ATP in the muscles, helping to boost strength and power in the gym. Source
  • Disodium Creatine
  • Creatine Nitrate: These forms of creatine have been bonded to different molecules, which are thought to increase the solubility and absorption rate of the creatine. However, there is no evidence that these bonded forms work any better than normal creatine. Source
  • Beta-alanine: Beta alanine has been repeatedly proven to raise the levels of muscle carnosine in the human body, which has the effect of increasing the amount of work athletes can perform in high-intensity workouts. Its use is accompanied by a distinctive “tingling” sensation in the muscles. Source
  • Phosphate Tetrahydrate
  • CreaPhos Creatine Phosphate: After creatine is ingested, it quickly becomes creatine phosphate naturally in the body. In fact, it contributes to ATP in the muscles by “lending” its phosphate body to create the ATP (which stands for adenosine triphosphate). Because of this process, some supplement manufacturers attempt to claim that creatine is more effective when you orally ingest creatine phosphate rather than normal creatine monohydrate/hydrochloride. However, there is no evidence to support this. Source
  • Guanidinopropionic acid: This ingredient is an analogue of creatine and works in much the same way.

Does Hi-Tech Phosphagen Have Any Side Effects?

Unlike many of the other Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals products we’ve reviewed in the past, Hi-Tech Phosphagen is unlikely to cause many major side effects. A few minor drawbacks are possible, however.

Creatine can cause some side effects including stomach pain, nausea, diarrhoea, and muscle cramping. Creatine causes muscles to draw water from the rest of your body.

The most common side effect of Beta Alanine is a tingling sensation in the muscles; many consider this a sign that the Beta-alanine is working, and as evidence that the supplement is indeed correctly dosed. Some people may dislike the tingling sensation, but it is not a sign of anything negative or more serious. Flushing is also a side effect caused by taking high doses of beta alanine.

Caution:

Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. If you are taking any medications or are unsure about the suitability of this supplement for you, consult your doctor before purchase.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Hi-Tech Phosphagen?

We were unable to find many customer reviews discussing this product online – the few comments listed below represent pretty much everything that was available. As you can see, the majority of customers liked their experiences with Hi-Tech Phoshagen, although its taste and mixability appear to attract a more mixed reaction.

Decent size gains but horrible overall flavor, i would not recommend it even with a bogo sale. Ok gains and pump, however the flavor is absolutely terrible

A great product that reminds me of the late 90s early 2000s when supplements really packed a punch!

Don’t really notice it when I take it but really do when I don’t, just that little something extra

This has all the endurance ingredients minus the stims. Great to use by itself it to add to anything. Taste is good

Does Hi-Tech Phosphagen Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

On the official Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals website, no mention is made of a money-back guarantee or a returns policy of any kind.

Where Can I Buy Hi-Tech Phosphagen?

Hi-Tech Phosphagen is available to buy from a number of online supplement stores including A1 Supplements, iHerb, Best Price Nutrition, Net Nutri, My Supplement Store, the official Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals website, and many more.

Summary: Hi-Tech Phosphagen


Hi-Tech Phosphagen

1.4 out of 5
Hi-Tech Phosphagen Rating

The Muscle Watchdog does not recommend Hi-Tech Phosphagen.

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  • Price / Guarantee

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