In the early 1990s, EAS introduced its original brand of creatine monohydrate and thus sparked the first great revolution into the sports nutrition market. Since the release of Phosphagen, Hi-Tech has worked diligently to develop a creatine product that would represent the same quantum leap in nutritional technology and consumer value that EAS’ Phosphagen did. Hi-Tech understood that to succeed in this mission, it would need to design a sophisticated creatine product that significantly advanced the muscle-building potential of the original Phosphagen. Moreover, Hi-Tech realized that the successful design of such a sophisticated creatine product could take a decade or more of both in-house and independent research and experimentation. Hi-Tech believed that the keys to unleashing the full muscle-building potential of creatine would be to identify (1) other forms of creatine that might be more bioavailable and/or have more valuable muscle-building applications than creatine monohydrate and (2) synergistic compounds that could dramatically enhance the propitious effects of creatine by enhancing creatine’s performance in the phosphagen system.