A 45-year-old member asked:
help please? what is a good and effective creatine brand?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Monohydrate powder.: Creatine Monohydrate was the form used in the original studies which showed the efficacy of Creatine. And the powders are better absorbed than the pills. No more than five grams daily, and drink lots of water throughout the day.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Is it bad to take creatine at a younger age?
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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 effect on kidney function, creatine role and influence in elderly and people with impaired kidney function is still unknown. I personally do not recommend it to my patients
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A 20-year-old member asked:
What are some negative effects of creatine ?
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Family Medicine 34 years experience
Generally, Few: Creatine can cause an increase in water weight. It has been associated with stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and muscle cramping. There is some concern that it could harm the kidney, liver, or heart function. Drink extra water. If you are taking creatine, don't exercise in the heat. It might cause you to become dehydrated. Do not use if you have kidney disease, diabetes, or may be pregnant.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What is creatine ?
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Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Controversial!: Talk to your md before taking creatine or creatine supplements . Creatine use in high school and college athletes( esp. Football and track )has increased tremendously in the past 15 -20 years.Some studies suggest increase performance w/ creatine use in short, " burst" type activities such as sprinting.They are" legal" by ncaa ; but cannot be dispensed by the college.Side effects?Cramping/wt. Gain.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is it safe to use creatine?
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: Creatine is moderation is probably safe. High doses may be harmful to your kidneys. Be sure to stay very well hydrated.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
What does 1.43 creatine level mean? I'm)
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General Practice 28 years experience
Renal or Kidney role: Hi
a creatine level at 1.43 would represent what we call 'renal insufficiency syndrome'. It could be that your kidneys are under strain and are not cleaning the blood of all of the toxins that it should. It could mean your kidneys are beginning to fail.
If you do not have a relationship with the appropriate health care provider to protect your kidneys and treat the underlying disease get one!
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