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Doctor insights on: Anabolic Creatine

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Does GNC pro performance 100% whey protein contain creatine?

Does GNC pro performance 100% whey protein contain creatine?

No: It contains a whey protein blend and some additional ingredients mainly for flavor and preservation. Creatine is a separate supplement. ...Read more

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Will testosterone cypionate build muscle?

Will testosterone cypionate build muscle?

Yes, if . . .: If your testosterone level is low, then you take enough testosterone cypionate to normalize it, then eat healthy & exercise regularly, it can help you build muscle. But not w/o risk. Besides, eating healthy & exercising regularly, will also help build muscle. But if you take testosterone w/o eating right or exercising, then it will not build muscle while you're lounging in recliner. ...Read more

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Methandrostenolone Dianabol effects?

Methandrostenolone Dianabol effects?

Be careful!: Mostly bad ones. An orally active anabolic steroid, it has been banned in the us since 1990. It's effective at promoting muscle growth, but will also suppress/eliminate normal sperm production. If taken longterm it will cause feminizing effects like breast growth unless taken with an aromatase inhibitor drug. Cases of liver failure have been reported. ...Read more

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Are anabolic steroids safe?

Are anabolic steroids safe?

No: The list negative effects is long, including both short and long-term effects. The short list is aggression, manic episodes, acne, alopecia, increased risk of tendon tears, liver dysfunction, liver cancer, hypogonadism, decreased sperm count and mobility, gynecomastia, increased risk of prostate cancer, hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy, and case reports of sudden death. Those are the highlights. ...Read more

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Why are anabolic steroids banned?

Why are anabolic steroids banned?

Because of abuses: One of the public forces that drove govt to "ban" Anabolic steroids was high-profile athletes, some of who 'professed' never to have used them, were proven to be 'guilty'. Soit was 'secret', 'illicit' +not above board. Much use was 'amateur' and not managed by competent physicians. Doctors in general were either negative, uninformed of legitimate usage, or both. The media had a profit heyday. ...Read more

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Is androstenedione an illegal anabolic steroid?

Is androstenedione an illegal anabolic steroid?

Yes: The international olympic committee banned androstenedione in 1997 and placed it under the category of androgenic-anabolic steroids. On april 11, 2004, the United States food and drug administration banned the sale of androstenedione, citing that the drug poses significant health risks commonly associated with steroids. (info from wikipedia). ...Read more

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Does designer whey protein contain steriods?

Does designer whey protein contain steriods?

No.: No. It would also be illegal to add a controlled substance (class-3) to whey. Felony convictions! ...Read more

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If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

If anabolic steroids increase estrogen(e) levels, will boosting testosterone naturally(ie taking vit d, lifting weights, abstinence) also increase e?

Your "natural": Methods do not "boost" testosterone. That's determined by endocrine feedback mechanisms and other factors. Any increase in testosterone will lead to minor increases in estrogen due to hormone conversion, but they are insignificant and meaningless except in people who take excessive exogenous testosterone. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Are injectable anabolic steroids legal?

No: Unless they are prescribed by a doctor for one of the few medical conditions for which their use is appropriate, all forms of Anabolic steroids are illegal. ...Read more

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What are longterm effects of anabolic steroids for bodybuilders?

What are longterm effects of anabolic steroids for bodybuilders?

For starters...: ...High blood pressure, damage to the immune system, high cholesterol, diabetes, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), bad acne, liver damage, obnoxiously aggressive behavior, stretch marks, cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, heart attacks, sudden cardiac death...And oh, yes, impotence. Not to mention that it will get you banned from competition permanently. ...Read more

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When should someone consume creatine monohydrate & whey protein?

When should someone consume creatine monohydrate & whey protein?

Protein shake: Usually after the workout. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully for the creatine. Don't overdo it and drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Will using deca durabolin (steroid) give me lean muscles?

Will using deca durabolin (steroid) give me lean muscles?

No: The best way to build lean muscle is with a program of diet, exercise and weight training. Steroids are a supplement at best and can lead to life threatening conditions at worst. ...Read more

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Are steroids such as dianabol, deca and winstrol legal?

Are steroids such as dianabol, deca and winstrol legal?

Yes, but: They need to be prescribed legally by a physician for a legitimate medical reseason. If obtained without an rx, since the are class iii controlled substances, both seller and user face significant charges, a felony offense. ...Read more

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How well does testosterone cypionate build muscle?

How well does testosterone cypionate build muscle?

Very well!!!: Testosterone cypionate is very effective at building muscle assuming 1) adequate dose/level 2) adequate nutrition 3) exercise 4) previously low level. If you take a shot and then sit back in your recliner, you won't build muscle. But if you get "enough" (as documented by lab tests), combined w/good nutrition (enough protein) and regular exercise, your body should respond by building muscle. ...Read more

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How do the HGH bodybuilding igf-1 HGH sprays effect u?

How do the HGH bodybuilding igf-1 HGH sprays effect u?

Deplete your wallet : Neither growth hormone nor igf can effectively be given through a spray. Even prescription growth hormone is given as an injection. ...Read more

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Can you take creatine, anabolic steroids and protein all at the same time?

Yes: If you are going to use anabolic agents to build muscle, you need to to have plenty of protein in circulation to achieve that goal. The addition of creatine would enhance that process. ...Read more

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My 14 yr old son who is takes 40 mg of Vyvanse & 20 mg of Lexapro a day, wants to take a GNC product for weightlifting and the the product if called muscle tech anabolic halo hardcore proseries (post workout) and contains some creatine, caffeine, phenylal

My 14 yr old son who is takes 40 mg of Vyvanse & 20 mg of Lexapro a day, wants to take a GNC product for weightlifting and the the product if called muscle tech anabolic halo hardcore proseries (post workout) and contains some creatine, caffeine, phenylal

Be Careful: Since both vyvanse and Lexapro (escitalopram) have strong effects on the brain's neurotransmitters (norpramine, serotonin , etc) and different requirements for brain enzymes to deal with these drugs i would not take supplements that include creatine and others. Vitamins are generally safe and effective. Stay away from other nutritional products until your doctor can tell you whether they are safe to take. ...Read more

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How much creatine is to much?

How much creatine is to much?

Huh?: Unsure what you mean? Creatine is a supplement used for muscle building during exercise. Everyone is different regarding the safety of this supplement. It can affect your kidneys so speak with your doctor to make sure if ok for you. ...Read more

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What could creatine do for you?

What could creatine do for you?

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. ...Read more

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Im 17 is it okay for me to.Take creatine?

Im 17 is it okay for me to.Take creatine?

Risks involved: Creatine is a legal and the most popular performance-enchancing nutritional supplement. Although it will not help in aerobic sports, which require endurance, it has been shown to be assistive in short-duration, high-intensity exercises, such as weightlifting. If you use it, some potential adverse effects include weight gain and acute interstitial nephritis (inflammation of the kidney). ...Read more

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Is creatine good for athletes.??(cricketers

Is creatine good for athletes.??(cricketers

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. ...Read more

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What could happen if I stop using creatine?

What could happen if I stop using creatine?

Probably nothing.: Most supplements R over rated or abused. So B careful of what you put into your body. ...Read more

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Is creatine harmful for teenagers? Please advise!

Is creatine harmful for teenagers? Please advise!

Read this first...: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20150416/muscle-building-supplements-cancer

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Is it safe to use creatine?

Is it safe to use creatine?

Probably: Creatine is moderation is probably safe. High doses may be harmful to your kidneys. Be sure to stay very well hydrated. ...Read more

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Can i take creatine with water?

Can i take creatine with water?

Yes: It is dangerous to take it without drinking plenty of water. Creatine dehydrates and your dark yellow urine is a sign of dehydration, so drink more water! ...Read more

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How to reduce bun creatine ratio?

How to reduce bun creatine ratio?

Don't treat a lab: Bun/creatinine ratio varies with hydration, diet, and kidney status; if high and the person's kidneys aren't working well, they may just be dry or shocky. You can lower your ratio simply by drinking a few glasses of water. But why? There's no point. I eat a lot of protein and mine tends to be a bit high, but that doesn't mean i'm sick. The big picture is everything. ...Read more

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Bcaa vs creatine, which is better?

Bcaa vs creatine, which is better?

BCAA and nutrition: Branch chain amino acids is a measurement used to assess the nutritional status of a patient with chronic kidney disease. It is not a measure of kidney function per se. Malnutrion is common in patients with chronic kidney disease especially on dialysis and this appears to be a more sensitive test than serum albumin which usually drops later in the progression of renal disease. ...Read more

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Is creatine HCl good or dangerous?

Is creatine HCl good or dangerous?

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. ...Read more

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Is creatine in grapefruit and meat?

Is creatine in grapefruit and meat?

Creatinine: Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in muscle. It is excreted and secreted by the kidney. As kidney function worsens it rises and is a measurement of decreasing renal function. It is specifically found in muscle and not in fruit or other foods. ...Read more