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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.
Yes: Yes it can, as it gets converted to creatinine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 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.
Absolutely: I checked my CPK after running a marathon. It was 9, 000.
If creatine rly does cause increase in DHT leadin faster thinning/hairloss, will quitting creatine thicken the hair back, or will hair stay vellus?
Dose creatine really work on increaseing strength and muscle mass and what dose if true I don't want to take steroids I may take pro hormones?
Increase strength: Many professional athletes take meds to improve strength etc. only to be found out and suspended, Don't follow that path. 1: Please set up an appointment with an athletic trainer. 2: Please see a dietitian. That combination, if used properly, will take you where you want to be. May take a few months but you will still have many years ahead of you. "Go Man U"
Needs workup: A creatinine of 1.5 could mean you have stage III chronic kidney disease. It is important to know if the creatinine is changing and how fast. Stage III chronic kidney disease can be associated with diabetes, hypertension and other diseases. You need to be worked up with blood, urine and ultrasound. It could be serious.
I'm taking creatine supplement for strength I want to ask does it increases creatnine level in body? Right now my creatnine level is 1.3
It does not: However, the more muscular you are, the higher your creatinine. Good for you. Reference ranges are set for non-exercisers. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine usually run 1.6. It's fine.
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