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A 28-year-old male asked:

I am taking 60 grams of whey protein with 5 g of creatine daily while going to gym.does these supplements have any side effects?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Not usually: They are both "relatively" natural. Creatine is made in the body and passes into muscles where it is stored as creatine phosphate, a form of energy storage. It is lost from muscle and excreted in urine as creatinine. I do not know of any clinical trials that test whether your physical (and mental) capacity is improved.
Last updated Mar 16, 2015


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