A 16-year-old male asked:
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if i take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form i have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Why do you want to: Take creatine? A balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils, small amounts of lean meats is more than adequate to maintain or increase muscle mass. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise about 30 minutes/day. Dietary supplements are not needed for otherwise healthy people.
Answered on Dec 14, 2013
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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It is safe.
Dec 14, 2013

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