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Is too much creatine bad for you

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Safe: It's a remarkably safe supplement that helps bodybuilders gain muscle mass.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Creatine.: Creatine in doses of 1000 to 5000mg daily has been shown to increase muscle mass, muscle size and muscle energy stores. Creatine must be taken with l... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Palumbo
Sports Medicine 35 years experience
Use appropriately : Creating is naturally found in the body and is important in the process of supplying the energy for muscles to work.When used appropriately, can be he... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Not sure: Studies are very inconsistent on creatine intake especially in young athletes going to the gym. While a study done in 2005 by pline et al showed no ef... Read More
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Stay natural: A 17 year-old gets the creatine his body needs by eating foods that contain creatine, and by his own body making new creatine. Creatine is an amino ac... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Ask your doctor, there is a long list of medications which can affect function and raise creatinine levels in the blood test, which indicates kidney d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Creatine: Ingesting too much creatine may induce diarrhea, kidney damage and liver damage. Creatine is brocken down into formaldehyde which theoretically is to... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Sugar is not a great thing to take in large quantities.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: No these are nutritional supplements that are theorized to help with cartilage health, they are very safe when taken as directed.
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Use moderately: Creatine, as an added protein source to help build muscle, is generally safe in moderate amounts over a limited period of time, 3-6 months. It is a g... Read More
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Maybe. Maybe not.: Such supplements are not studied enough by researchers because these supplements are not FDA-approved drugs for treating particular disorders. Nobody ... Read More

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