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Creatine: Creatine is produce in the kidney and liver and travels in the blood to muscles where it is utilized in the production of ATP an energy molecule. There is some evidence to show that it can increase muscle mass and strength. Too much has led to asthma, diarrhea, and kidney damage. Liver function can be altered too if too much is ingested. Studies in patients on dialysis did not show benefit. ...Read more
No: The stuff is remarkably safe. There may be a junk science study claiming a correlation. If there is, ignore it. I would know about anything real, and anybody can do a bad study that shows anything causes anything. ...Read more
Yes: 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
A study had shown Creatine supplementation can increase DHT levels. Would creatine be alright for a 17 year old? I've been taking it off and on.
No. Stop that stuff.: A person, especially a young person, should go natural. That means healthy natural foods, healthy low-sugar or non-sugared drinks, lean protein, plenty of vegetables, some nuts, and some fish. Healthy teens need not use supplements, unless they and their doctors feel there is an actual medical problem that prevents getting enough nutrients from food. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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