Guanidinoacetic acid as a source of creatine
Guanidinoacetic acid as a source of creatine
Guanidinoacetic acid as a source of creatine
Guanidinoacetic acid as a source of creatine


Guanidinoacetic acid as a source of creatine

Creamino is a patent protected preparation of guanidinoacetic acid (GAA). GAA is the direct endogenous precursor of creatine in all vertebrates. The body produces GAA from the amino acids glycine and arginine, and creatine from GAA and methionine. Creatine is an essential biomolecule for proper function of energy transfer and supply. It directly reloads ATP for energy supply and prevents formation of reactive oxygen substances in times of high energy demand. Creamino can increase creatine levels in the body by approximately 20 - 30%. Therefore, creatine is of primary importance in tissues with high energy demands, such as skeletal muscle, heart, brain, sperm and immune cells. Creatine is a natural constituent in meat or fish, but does not withstand extensive heat treatment during pelleting or extrusion.

Creamino is a unique source of creatine activity that replaces dietary creatine and spares arginine.

The information contained herein corresponds to AlzChem´s knowledge on the subject at the date of publication and is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate. However, AlzChem refuses any liability for the application and use of further processed material containing our products. Solely the manufacturer of the final product is responsible according to the relevant regulations. Not all uses are registrated in all countries.


Guanidinoacetic acid – the precursor of creatine, synthesized from Arginine and Glycine

Creamino contains Guanidino Acetic Acid (GAA) for supplementation of broiler and turkey feeds. The kidneys naturally synthesize GAA, consuming important nutrients and energy. By taking in GAA from Creamino supplemented feed, this step is skipped. Direct consumption of GAA ensures an optimal supply with creatine and spare nutrients, such as arginine, for other processes (arginine sparing). Enhanced creatine levels can improve feed conversion or enable a reduction in the proportion of expensive, energy-rich ingredients (e.g. fats and oils).

Further benefits are a lower mortality rate and increased heat tolerance.



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Guanidinoacetic acid is authorised in Europe as a nutritional feed additive, category amino acids, their salts and analogues (category 3c372). In the US, GAA is authorized as a food additive regulated in the Code of Federal Register under 21CFR 573 496. GAA is approved and in use as well in many countries in Latin America, Russia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa. Not all applications shown below are registered in all countries.

Creamino Milestones

2003    Project kick-off “Creatine for animals“
2005    Patents filed for GAA formulation and application in animal feed
2009    First approval as a feed additive (in EU), Start of commercial sales
2015    First dedicated plant commissioned
2019    Further dedicated plant will be commissioned (Significant expansion of capacities)

For more than 110 years AlzChem is active in the agrochemical industry. AlzChem knows the requirements of farmers and their markets. For more than 25 years AlzChem is specialist for energy metabolisms in both humans and animals and selling Creatine as a dietary supplement for fitness and health applications. Merging these two competences gave birth to the invention of Creamino as creatine source for animal nutrition. A fully backwards integrated production gives AlzChem full control of product quality. Two independent productions plants for guanidinoacetic acid (GAA) gives supply security for our customers.

Since January 1st 2019 you can order Creamino direct from AlzChem, the manufacturer. 


Countries using Creamino