Creatine ethyl ester
is also known by the names CEE, creatine ester, and cre-ester. As
opposed to the monohydrate creatine supplements, the creatine in CEE
supplements has been converted to an ethyl ester derivative of creatine
which is broken back into creatine in the muscles after ingestion.
Because of its more lipophilic nature, making it easier to be dissolved
in fats, the creatine ethyl ester is said to be more efficiently
absorbed by the body and to last longer as well. Creatine monohydrate
is useful for building lean muscles, but is relatively inefficiently
absorbed by the body from supplement. The ester compound attached to
the creatine ester makes the compound more efficient at providing the
same body building benefits from less supplement.