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Could creatine increase stamina for work?

Could creatine increase stamina for work?

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

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Can taking creatine increase my acne?

Can taking creatine increase my acne?

Acne: Creatine per se cannot cause acne directly, but creatine can increase hormone levels which secondarily can cause acne. ...Read more

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Does creatine increase with muscle injury ?

Does creatine increase with muscle injury ?

Creatine: It can though not always. Creatine reflects kidney function. Creatine kinase (ck), typically can increase with muscle injury and can occur temporarily after running a marathon with some runners. ...Read more

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Does supplementing with Creatine increase risk of testicular cancer? Thanks.

Does supplementing with Creatine increase risk of testicular cancer? Thanks.

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

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My son it 14 and he wants to start Creatine to increase the results he gets from his workouts. He had been going to the gym for a year now. He is unsu?

My son it 14 and he wants to start Creatine to increase the results he gets from his workouts. He had been going to the gym for a year now. He is unsu?

Neutral product: This is a product with a significant following in the gym community.It appears to provide a temporary boost to performance measures like total lift/ number of reps. There is less evidence that it translates into any long term benefit. If it is not used it ends up in the urine. ...Read more

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Will creatine supplements increase the size and strength of my muscles?

Will creatine supplements increase the size and strength of my muscles?

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

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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.

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

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Does creatine kinase always increase with muscle injury?

Does creatine kinase always increase with muscle injury?

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

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If i smoke marijuana often, does it increase creatine kinase in my blood?

If i smoke marijuana often, does it increase creatine kinase in my blood?

Pot an CPK: I am not aware of thc increasing ck blood levels. It's a muscle enzyme and the most common reason for increases is exercise, weight lifting, etc. The most serious cause is a heart attack. ...Read more