The German company Degussa BioActives has moved swiftly to shrug off a claim from creatine serum producer Muscle Marketing USA (MM) as bearing 'no factual foundation whatsoever'.
In February 2002, Degussa BioActives filed a law suit against MM charging it with trade libel and false claims regarding its creatine serum product and the less than flattering comparisons it made with creatine powder, including Degussa's Creapure product.
MM this week launched a counterclaim arguing that Degussa's creatine powder is 'totally ineffective'. The move may well have been influenced by a study diffused in April this year by Degussa. The study claimed that creatine serum is ineffective in raising muscle creatine levels, whereas creatine powder can raise levels by as much as 30 per cent.
In a statement this week Degussa said that 'there are no clinical data or other scientific studies supporting MM's false claims.'
Clearly no love lost between the two companies, Degussa added that it would be seeking a 'prompt trial in federal court' in order to 'fully expose MM's claims as frivolous and constituting an unfounded attack on the scientific community.'