What is the best form of creatine?

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Several forms of creatine (other than creatine monohydrate) have been investigated, including creatine hydrochloride (creatine HCl), creatine citrate, creatine malate, “buffered” creatine (Kre-Alkalyn), and creatine ethyl ester. However, creatine monohydrate has the most scientific evidence behind it to support its efficacy and safety, and appears to be the cheapest form of creatine to purchase.[1] For these reasons, creatine monohydrate is currently the best form of creatine.