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Can You Build Muscle Without Creatine
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I want to build muscle but I was wondering if I should also take creatine? Will taking it help me get muscular?
Depends: Creatine is a popular supplement among body builders & athletes who are trying to add muscle mass. Check the other ingredients before using it. Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. Talk to your PCP & know your health before using it. If you decide to take it, drink plenty of water (>3 liter/d), check kidney function & CPK periodically as recommneded by your doc. ...Read more
Does magnesium creatine chalate in 2000mg helps you build muscle? Or is it just for enhancing work out performance?
I am trying to build muscle. Age-38. Can I take 2 g creatine per day wth no side effects? Is this dosage totally safe?
No harm No help:
Exercise plus a diet high in protein are the mainstays of increasing/maintaining healthy muscle bulk. Nutritional supplements (as sold in Health Food stores have NOT been shown to be useful with ANY scientifically based medical studies that I am aware of
Hope this helps
PS the dosage is safe but you are spending $$$ for nothing! ...Read more
Yes: No studies have shown creatine improving performance for endurance athletes. It has been shown to improve maximal lifting weight when creatine is used along with resistance training. No effect was shown in women or older men. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A diet high in protein would assist in muscle growth when taken along with resistance training. ...Read more
My husband takes creatine to build muscle when working out. I had an ex get an ulcer from creatine. Is creatine bad for you?
I suffer from meniere's disease. Recently I startrd to word out an hour a day (budy building). Since creatine affect trough the osmotic pressure, I was wondering if I can take some to build muscle?!
Should be OK: There shouldn't be a problem with this combination. However there is no testing done on supplements like creatine and no formal way of tracking potential interactions with prescribed drugs so answers to these kind of questions mean that there aren't enough problems that there are reports in the medical literature. ...Read more
My 15 year old brother asked me if he would be safe to take Creatine to help build his muscles in the gym, I wasn't sure myself so I am asking, is Creatine safe for a 15 year old? Are there any risks, if so what are they?
Not at this age: Better to avoid before age 18, and better ask your doctor anyways before starting it, although no conclusive evidence that it is harmful, better to avoid before age 18, if you have kidney, or liver diseases or being diabetic, it might help some and not help others, goodluck ...Read more
See answer: Exercise in moderation is the best way to achieve you goal. Using any protein source, I am not in favor of, because you do not know the exact source, beside they all put a lot of stress on your kidneys. Studies on this is not complete and limited. I personally has a long term side effect and does not not add, unless you willing to sacrifice your well being on advertise of the product. ...Read more
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Maybe: To grow muscle mass you need adequate total balanced calories to maintain and promote growth. Protein is critical for muscle cell growth so you need on average 1 to 1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight daily. Creatine may help a little with energy but mostly in people with medic al problems like parkinson's disease. Healthy people do not need creatine. ...Read more
Use appropriately: Creatine is naturally found in the body and is important in the process of supplying the energy for muscles to work. When used appropriately, can be helpful in refueling the muscle immediately after a work out. However, one of the side effects is drawing water into the muscle tissue and out of circulation basically causing a relative dehydration.Muscle cramping, stomach cramping and nausea can occur. ...Read more
Doing wt training want to take 3gm creatine for muscle gain im lacto veg don't eat egg & have average b.P. 125/88 kft/lft test normal will it be safe?
Can nitric oxide help build your muscles or should I use creatine. Will they both support muscle growth if so witch one helps more and if I can take t?
Wow, this is wrong: Ok, let us start with creatine. There is creatine supplements which give a temporary boost and yet, Maria Sharapova was taking a pill to get rid of creatine as a performance enhancer. This tells you how ridiculous the nonscientific supplement field is. Nitric oxide is broken down. You cant get a supplment for it, except viagra (sildenafil) stops its breakdown. That opens up lungs and is useful in sprints. ...Read more
It will, but not without any work on your end. Creatine can help facilitate greater muscle building but only when the two most important aspects of muscle building are also present: workouts that stress the muscles, and protein consumption.
Aim for higher weight and lower reps on bigger muscle groups (deadlifts, squats, bench press. Consume 30-50 grams of protein split before and after workout. ...Read more
I am informed creatine retains more water in your muscles, which made me think it could be bad for prostatis?
No: Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will create a chronic dehydrated state unless you drink plenty of water with it. It will also put an extra burden on your kidney. It has no effect on prostate gland but concentrated urine may mimics prostatitis symptoms. If you decide to take it, drink plenty of water (>3 liter/d), check kidney function and CPK periodically. Talk to PCP before using it ...Read more
I've read many reviews against creatine. Why? What harm it can do? What is the problem of trapping water in the muscle? Please deatiled infos
Muscle cramps: Creatine monohydrate supplements can enhance muscle metabolism and may prevent the development of muscle cramps in patients undergoing hemodialysis for kidney disease. In healthy individuals, high creatine levels may cause numerous unwanted effects. Rather than using it for muscle cramp treatment, engage in proper workout routines which minimize cramps. Consult a doctor before using creatine. ...Read more
Yes?: CPK or ck is elevated in conditions of the muscles (aldolase, SGOT and ldh too). We use it as screening because it's sensitivity. It may elevate with cholesterol medicines, also with heart attacks and with rhabdomyolysis (when it is too high in the thousands may cause renal damage). After injury to large muscles ck may get elevated. ...Read more