First of all, let me start off by saying that this comparison is purely based on the numbers. I'm not here to compare which ones works better, I really don't care because you can hear a million different opinions in a million other posts. If that's what you want then use the nifty little search feature.
Nobody cares what you think about their advertisements or the claims they make. Saying "dat dere Cell-Tech" is old, and makes you look foolish. And we REALLY don't care if you make your own creatine mix, if you can't afford the real deal then don't bother slamming a product. I don't use CellMass or Cell-Tech so I am just going to get to the point now.
And we all know sugars/dextrose/etc. all make creatine intake much better. Leave it alone.
1.4lbs (640g), $36.95, 40 servings
3g creatine ethyl ester malate, maltodextrin, sucralose
2.0lbs, $23.79, 10 servings
4.3lbs, $39.99, 20 servings
6.7lbs, $57.49, 30 servings
10g creatine (creatine mono, dicreatine malate, creatine alpha-ketoglutarate), dextrose, various vitamins/minerals, taurine, alpha lipoic acid
Comparing weight this means to equal Cell-Tech, BSN CellMass would cost:
4.3lbs @ $113.49 (compared to $39.99 for Cell-Tech)
6.7lbs @ $176.83 (compared to $57.49 for Cell-Tech)
Not to mention any extra shipping costs to get those extra bottles of CellMass.
"But CellMass has 40 servings! Haha!". Yes it has 40 servings, but you are required to take 2 servings per day. This equals 20 real servings.
Comparing the cost of creatine per gram, it works out like this:
Cell-Tech 2.0lbs - (100g creatine) 23.8 cents per gram
Cell-Tech 4.3lbs - (200g creatine) 20.0 cents per gram
Cell-Tech 6.7lbs - (300g creatine) 19.2 cents per gram
CellMass 1.4lbs - (120 g creatine) 30.8 cents per gram
Cell-Tech suggests a loading phase for one week. CellMass claims no loading required. I won't argue the idea one way or the other because there is a pile of research for and against loading creatine. Do whatever works best for you.
Another interesting fact, on the BSN website they claim that CellMass' patent-pending CEM3 blend is "no bloat, no load, no cycle". But about 2 inches to the right of that claim the product specs suggest a minimum cycle of 6 weeks, optimal cycle of 12 weeks, and cycling off for 4 weeks. No cycle eh?
Winner: MuscleTech Cell-Tech
Now lots of people have made good gains on CellMass. And lots of people have made good gains on Cell-Tech. It's a matter of personal preference and some people are just non-responders to one or the other. But so many people complain about the cost of Cell-Tech, well just look at CellMass, much worse.
*All costs based on BodyBuilding.com listed prices as of 08/31/2006.
End of story. Flame on all you reps, trolls and shills.