Enter the creatine intake and body weight into the calculator to determine the creatine saturation level.

Creatine Saturation Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the creatine saturation level.

CS = (C * W * 0.01) / D


  • CS is the creatine saturation level (%) C is the creatine intake (grams) W is the body weight (kg) D is the duration of intake (days)

To calculate the creatine saturation level, multiply the creatine intake by the body weight, then multiply the result by 0.01. Divide this result by the duration of intake. The result is the creatine saturation level in percentage.

What is a Creatine Saturation?

Creatine saturation refers to the process of maximizing the amount of creatine stored in your muscles through supplementation. Creatine, a molecule produced in the body, is stored in the muscles and used for energy during high-intensity, short-duration exercises. By supplementing with creatine, you can increase the amount stored in your muscles, which can improve exercise performance, muscle strength, and lean body mass. The process of creatine saturation typically involves a loading phase, where a higher dose is taken for a few days to rapidly increase muscle stores, followed by a maintenance phase with a lower dose.

How to Calculate Creatine Saturation?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Creatine Saturation level:

  1. First, determine the creatine intake (C) in grams.
  2. Next, determine the body weight (W) in kilograms.
  3. Next, multiply the creatine intake (C) by the body weight (W) and multiply the result by 0.01.
  4. Finally, divide the result by the duration of intake (D) in days.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

creatinine intake (C) = 10 grams

body weight (W) = 70 kilograms

duration of intake (D) = 7 days