This form of creatine is the most popular for use by athletes and bodybuilders. Monohydrate contains a high level of pure creatine, so is much more nutritionally valuable and effective when working out to build lean muscles.
Creatine monohydrate can help build muscle endurance, strength and mass. Reports from athletes show an average strength increase of 10% within the first couple of weeks of use, so the benefits of taking this supplement are quite fast acting.
Scientists have discovered no serious side effects from taking creatine monohydrate, however, there are risks that an overdose could result in liver or kidney dysfunction, but sticking to the recommended dosage will cause no harm. People with allergies should avoid taking creatine, but if in doubt it is worth talking with your doctor.
It is recommended to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body well hydrated as creatine monohydrate withholds water inside the muscle cells, and can lead to dehydration.
If you have ever tried using creatine monohydrate, you will have noticed it does not mix well with water. Micronized creatine has had the creatine particles much reduced in size to make them much more soluble in water.
Maybe you are thinking that this is the only difference between the two versions, but this is not the only benefit. As the creatine is being supplied to the body in smaller particles it makes it easier for your body to digest and use. Therefore taking micronized creatine before your workout will let your body use it quicker and more effectively because it needs less breaking down to be usable. Your body can use it almost immediately.