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Doctor insights on: Concrete Creatine

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I was wondering is decacor creatine better than cell tech hardcore gainer creatine ?

I was wondering is decacor creatine better than cell tech hardcore gainer creatine ?

Creatine: creatine is creatine. There are many adds out there about various forms of creatine. I am not aware of one being better than the other. Also there is much hype about the benefits of creatine. Indeed it has been shown in some studies to increase muscle mass but in others it has no effect. Demand to see these scientific articles that these adds tout before paying so much money. ...Read more

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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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Im on high BP medication, can I consume 5grms creatine for muscle building, i'm very much inclined towards building muscle with creatine.?

Im on high BP medication, can I consume 5grms creatine for muscle building, i'm very much inclined towards building muscle with creatine.?

Not a good idea: Creatine is a muscle component but can be hard on the kidneys, increasing the work of blood filtration. Typically we'll see the side effects of this in elevation of kidney monitoring tests. Work closely with a doctor's supervision and get blood tests. Follow BP closely, and should probably limit use to no more than 1-2 months a year. ...Read more

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Any effect from tacking amino beef tablets and whey protein powder i go to gym ?

Any effect from tacking amino beef tablets and whey protein powder i go to gym ?

Probably not.: Make sure you hydrate well and have a balanced diet otherwise. Always have caution with any supplements you take... The supplement industry is not regulated like how it is for other otc medications like tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin and the safety and ingredients are often suspect. ...Read more

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I was wondering is aspartame in matrix whey protein or matrix anabolic protein?

I was wondering is aspartame in matrix whey protein or matrix anabolic protein?

Probably not: Probably not, but since there are numerous products on the market, you will need to look at the ingredient list for the product in question, and it should be listed (or not listed) there. ...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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I was wondering is amp whey protein bought from sams club good for lifting weights?

I was wondering is amp whey protein bought from sams club good for lifting weights?

Yes: Whey protein has been shown in experiments to supply muscle nutrients. Sams is usually a reliable source for nutrients - and cheaper than most ...Read more

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Can i mix c4 extreme (creatine nitrate) with my 5g of creatine monohydrate?

Can i mix c4 extreme (creatine nitrate) with my 5g of creatine monohydrate?

You should not be: mixing any creatine products. Main reason is because each creatine product have its own chemical formula, and mixing them may reduce their absorption rate in your digestive system. Take them separately, or better yet sick with 1 formulation that works for you after you have experimented. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels. ?

What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels.

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None: No supplements will lower creatine kinase which signifies potential muscle breakdown when elevated. In past, we tested CK when we suspected a heart attack. Levels can also be elevated when muscles are damaged (rare condition = rhabdomyolysis). Check out http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ck/tab/test/ & http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more

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Would creatine be helpful for vegetarians.for building muscle in the gym.

Would creatine be helpful for vegetarians.for building muscle in the gym.

Creatiine: May be helpful but with out properly managing it and fluids you could develop renal issues. Just in cease calories and protein with workout ...Read more

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Has creatine (gym supplement) intake any side effects ?

Has creatine (gym supplement) intake any side effects ?

YES! Be careful...: Creatine has been shown to potential cause kidney damage, muscle cramping and abdominal pain. Furthermore, it has been disproven as an ergogenic aid. ...Read more

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18 yrs old 50kg i am going to gym and consuming mass gainer containing 1gm creatine 65.60gms carbohydrate 26.50 gm protein is it harmful? for my healt

18 yrs old 50kg i am going to gym and consuming mass gainer containing 1gm creatine 65.60gms carbohydrate 26.50 gm protein is it harmful? for my healt

Caution: Nutritional supplements for muscle development can be dangerous if the kidneys are overloaded with too much protein. Most people can achieve adequate results by dietary modification, without the extra expense and risk. ...Read more

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Does ATP advantage creatine serum actually work?

Food: It can but i recommend energy that comes from more organic foods than synthetic foods. ...Read more

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Which is better creatine serum versus creatine pills / powder?

Not serum: Creatine monohydrate is tried, true, and studied. Be sure the label says "Creapure" creatine. ...Read more

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Could taking an all in body building product reflex one stop xtreme cause broken bone not to heal contains whey protein creatine taurine etc?

Not likely-Who Knows: Whey is just a byproduct of cheese production, something else to sell by promoting customer illusions. Most evidence is that humans are adapted to perform best eating real food, not processed byproducts with lots of claims supported by no research (none required for food, food supplement products or claims.) at the same time, internal controls & body use far more likely relevant to bone healing. ...Read more

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Do preworkout supplements and creatine supplements cause a spike in insulin?

Do preworkout supplements and creatine supplements cause a spike in insulin?

Supplements insulin: Supplements are never studied properly to assure you that they do what they say they do and test if they do more harm.than good. Unless you need to spend money on junk that does not work and may be harmful avoid all supplements. The life you save may be your own. ...Read more

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Just picked up my labs what do these results mean.Potassium 5.5, chloride 97, bun 25, creatinine 2.2, calcium 10.2 / GFR 24.45 thanks?

Just picked up my labs what do these results mean.Potassium 5.5, chloride 97, bun 25, creatinine 2.2, calcium 10.2 / GFR 24.45 thanks?

Azotemia: Bun, creatinine and GFR are the indicator of kidney function. In your case creatinine is 2.2 high as compared to blood urea nitrogen is 25, border line. It is renal insufficiency. You have mild decline in kidney function. It may be due to hypertension. Please recheck in a week. Good luck. ...Read more

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If my Creatine level is 110 for a 30 yo female, and I have a kidney stone blockage will it continue to rise? how fast will it rise?

If my Creatine level is 110 for a 30 yo female, and I have a kidney stone blockage will it continue to rise?  how fast will it rise?

Blocked kidney: We look at BUN and Cr when evaluating kidney function. If a kidney stone is blocking the flow of urine (obstructing) and resulting in abnormal kidney labs, the stone should be dealt with by a urologist. Lithotripsy uses sound waves to break up stones. A stent can also open up the blockage and help relieve pressure on the obstructed kidney. ...Read more

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If i take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?

If i take 5 grams of creatine daily will it causea kidney stone to form I have heard that it by product causes a build up in the kidneys causing stone?

Why do you want to: Take creatine? A balanced diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, legumes, beans, lentils, small amounts of lean meats is more than adequate to maintain or increase muscle mass. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise about 30 minutes/day. Dietary supplements are not needed for otherwise healthy people. ...Read more

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Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

Does whey protein and creatine powder harm to kidney stone patients? Should I stop or continue taking it? Stone size 3.4mm on right and 3.2mm in left.

I would stop..: Kidney stones occur when certain components of the urine--typically calcium, oxalate, uric acid & phosphorus--increase and become concentrated. Then they precipitate causing stones. Excess protein intake demands more work from kidneys and possible less efficient flushing of these urine components. Protein supplements may increase kidney work demands; get protein in diet. ...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