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Doctor insights on: Creatine Ethyl Ester Malate

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Can you tell me about creatine ethyl ester - better than creatine?

Can you tell me about creatine ethyl ester - better than creatine?

No: Creatine ethyl ester (CEE) is an ethyl ester derivative of creatine, from which it is made. Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in muscle. In the body, CEE is converted back into creatine. CEE is better absorbed & has a longer half-life than creatinine monohydrate. Research found that CEE is likely to be no better than taking creatinine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about creatine ethyl ester or pre-workout?

Can you tell me about creatine ethyl ester or pre-workout?

Not known: Check company brochure for dosing time. Remember, these products are not FDA regualted. Dose, interval and safety profile is not known. Talk to your PCP and know your health status before using them. ...Read more

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Can i take citrulline malate, beta alliane, creatine and l-argine together to gain muscle, size and strength?

Can i take citrulline malate, beta alliane, creatine and  l-argine together to gain muscle, size and strength?

Taken together: You can take them together but that is not what will cause you to gain muscle size & strength. You gain size and strength from the actual exercises performed and the amount of protein you consume to repair the overtaxed muscle after the exercise. Consult your family physican or a sports medicine doc for proper guidance. ...Read more

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My insurance company will no longer cover my prescription for Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters. Can you recommend a viable substitute for this medication.

My insurance company will no longer cover my prescription for Omega-3 Acid Ethyl Esters.  Can you recommend a viable substitute for this medication.

Use HealthTap Prime.: This is a complex question, which is hard to answer in 400 characters. Use HealthTap Prime to get doctor's informed advice. What's the Omega-3 EEs used for? What condition's being treated? Most Omega-3 EEs are made from fish oil. Eating more fish & using OTC fish oil capsules are 2 possible alternatives. But again, use HealthTap Prime to discuss pros & cons of this approach as EEs are lower in fis ...Read more

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How can I lower my creatine level?

How can I lower my creatine level?

Lots of water: If high cr is due to intrinsic kidney disease, there is no way to realistically change it and no benefit to trying. Creatinine is not the problem, the broken kidney is the problem. If you lose a lot of muscle mass your creatinine will drop and you may drink a lot of water but these do not fix the kidney. ...Read more

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How can creatine be bad for your body?

Use appropriately : Creating 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

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Is creatine safe for a middle aged man?

Yes: Contrary to the stories, there are no clinical studies showing creatine is harmful. If it was, the fda would be all over it like they were with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Creatine has been used for 20 years. ...Read more

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What time should I take creatine powder?

What time should I take creatine powder?

Not known: Check company brochure & recommendation. Talk to your PCP and know your health before using it. Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. If you decide to take it, drink plenty of water (>3 liter/d), check kidney function and CPK regularly as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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What does 1.43 creatine level mean? I'm)

What does 1.43 creatine level mean? I'm)

Renal or Kidney role: Hi a creatine level at 1.43 would represent what we call 'renal insufficiency syndrome'. It could be that your kidneys are under strain and are not cleaning the blood of all of the toxins that it should. It could mean your kidneys are beginning to fail. If you do not have a relationship with the appropriate health care provider to protect your kidneys and treat the underlying disease get one! ...Read more

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What form of creatine is most effective?

What form of creatine is most effective?

Creatinine is creat-: -inine. The better question is why are you taking it? ...Read more

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Can you take creatine if you are over 40?

Can you take creatine if you are over 40?

I say yes: If you're doing resistance training and want something to help you bulk, choose creatine. It actually works, unlike most gym supplements, and won't ruin your health and brain like anabolic steroids can do. If you're not building muscle doing resistance training, as Dr. Singh says you are just wasting money ...Read more

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Is it bad to take creatine at a younger age?

Is it bad to take creatine at a younger age?

Not sure: Studies are very inconsistent on creatine intake especially in young athletes going to the gym. While a study done in 2005 by pline et al showed no effect on kidney function, creatine role and influence in elderly and people with impaired kidney function is still unknown. I personally do not recommend it to my patients ...Read more

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Can you take creatine 700mg with lyrinel 15mg?

Can you take creatine 700mg with lyrinel 15mg?

Probably: There are no known interaction between creatine and oxybutynin. Oxybutynin is used to treat symptoms of an overactive bladder, such as incontinence (loss of bladder control) or a frequent need to urinate. Experts often recommend maintaining good hydration during creatine use (which may cause more frequent need to urinate). ...Read more

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Why i's it unhealthy for kids to use creatine?

Why i's it unhealthy for kids to use creatine?

Side effects: Creatine is a drug-enhancing performance supplement. Little studies done for the teens under age of 18. Side effects, especially when taking in excess: weight gain, anxiety, breathing difficulty, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, headache, kidney problems, nausea, vomiting, rash, stomach upset. Taking with other drugs: tylenol, (acetaminophen) caffeine, ephedra may increase side effect. ...Read more

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Tell me i can use or not ... i m using creatine?

Tell me i can use or not ... i m using creatine?

Creatine use: yes you can take creative before work out .it improves the energy efficiency of the muscle. Research shows creatine to be effective in improving training intensity & recovery . This increases the muscle capacity to do work Iimprovement the energy efficiency of the muscle . Creatine enhances the body,'s ability to make protein within the muscle fiber which will also increase muscle mass ...Read more

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Wotz d opinion about using creatine? M 23yrs old

Wotz d opinion about using creatine? M 23yrs old

Good choice: Not everyone agrees but from my reading, creatine seems a good idea for a guy who wants to build up his muscle mass to get bigger faster. It's much more likely to work than "natural vitamin supplements". It is legal & seems save & won't leave you grotesque like anabolic steroids. It won't get you ripped / lean & it's not clear whether the muscle will be as strong as the same mass built without. ...Read more

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What happens when creatine in our body increases?

Hey: .... You are 12 years old and know about creatinine? Do you or someone close to you have/has kidney problems? That may explain the knowledge u have. Creatinine levels in the blood are directly proportional with the function of the kidneys. I will not give you the numbers, ask your parents, probably they know from ur doctor. ...Read more

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What should I need to eat to get enough creatine?

Meat: These meats have a good amount of creatine. In this order: cod> steak> pork> turkey breast> chicken thigh> chicken breast. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your creatine levels are high.

What does it mean when your creatine levels are high.

Creatinine Levels: It means your kidneys are not working well. They are having a hard time to clean the blood of all the waste products they should excrete into the urine. This is very serious and i would hope that you are getting good medical attention to make sure the cause of the problem is identified and treatment instituted. ...Read more