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can you tell me is creatine good to take after working out?

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Dr. Thomas Trojian
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Creatine: Creatine is a small molecule that helps with initial activity energy. It holds onto phosphorous in the muscle cells. Therefore, maintaining maximum creatine in muscle cells will allow increase sets, help sprinting workouts, it will pull water into muscles. So creatine after workouts, does not match its intent but ok if you took it everyday after your work outs cause that works for you.
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Sports Medicine 38 years experience
In March 2015, a study published by the British Journal of Cancer found that men using supplements containing creatine may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer
Dec 11, 2015
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 lots of water throughout the day, and doses must not exceed 5000mg daily to avoid impairment of kidney function. The dose can be taken all at once, preferably after exercise to facilitate ATP store replenishment in the muscles after exercise.

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