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A 16-year-old male asked:

Hi i am 16 years old teen can i use creatine monohydrate and bcaa and whey protein? or that will effect my height or kidney or livers growth badly?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Bcaa: These products are touted for body building and muscle building. The problem is that we don't know the longterm effects these substances have on a growing adolescent. For example seizures have been reported with its use.
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