PRO LINE’s Creatine HCL™ is a highly concentrated form of creatine hydrochloride. Creatine HCL is scientifically proven to help increase size, strength and power of the muscles by increasing their cell volumization. BENEFITS OF CREATINE HCL: Experts consider the HCL form of creatine to be most soluble, most bioavailable and most absorbent creatine on the market today when compared to creatine monohydrate. This means that creatine HCL is a super concentrated form of creatine and a much smaller dose is needed to achieve the same effect in regards to strength and muscle gain. Micro-dosing means only having to take ¼ tsp per 100 lbs bodyweight once per day! Taking this small amount eliminates the need to drink large quantities of liquid. The benefit of taking Creatine HCL is there’s no loading phase, no cycling on and off, no bloating and no water retention. Some people experience mild side effects when using creatine monohydrate, such as bloating, cramping and frequent urination. Although uncommon, and not detrimental to health, these side effects can be a nuisance. Creatine HCL has been said to eliminate these issues. In order to be most effective for taking Creatine Monohydrate, it is often recommended that a “loading phase” in which large does (20g/day) is to be consumed. Due to the higher bioavailability and absorption of creatine HCL, this loading and cycling phase is not necessary.