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Doctor insights on: Creatine Monohydrate Warnings And Recalls

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What are the benefits of creatine monohydrate?

What are the benefits of creatine monohydrate?

Gain mass: You will tend to gain muscle mass more rapidly doing resistance training. It seems quite safe. I am glad you are considering this rather than anabolic steroids, which are illegal, cheating, dangerous and will make you look ugly. ...Read more

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What's the best creatine monohydrate you recommend?

No single best optio: There is no best. Any reputable brand will do just fine. Don't forget that for it to be best for you, you have to be able to afford it & obtain it. It may be the "best" but if it's too expensive or can't be imported into japan, then it's useless to you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about creatine monohydrate, pre or post?

Can you tell me about creatine monohydrate, pre or post?

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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What amount gains should I see from creatine monohydrate?

What amount gains should I see from creatine monohydrate?

Creatine: The results of taking creatine is very veriable and depends on the individual. To my knowledge there is no formula which relates how much muscle mass one will gain vs how much creatine ingested or how much excercise one does. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is creatine cell tech the same as creatine monohydrate?

Cell Tech: I have tried to look up the ingredients in creatine cell tech and can not find them. I do not have a bottle. There is a lot of hype about differents forms of creatine but to my knowledge none is better than the other and they all cost a lot more than just plain creatine. Creatine is creatine whether it is monohydrate or another form. Demand to see scientific articles proving one form is better ...Read more

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When should someone take creatine monohydrate: before or after a workout?

When should someone take creatine monohydrate: before or after a workout?

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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Would like to take creatine monohydrate will it be safe? I have a tendency of high b.P. For 2 months in winters not on any medication

Would like to take creatine monohydrate will it be safe? I have a tendency of high b.P. For 2 months in winters not on any medication

Maybe no: People with kidney disease, high blood pressure, or liver disease should not take creatine.

I think the key question is do you have high BP or not? ...Read more

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Does creatine monohydrate affect semen levels?

Does creatine monohydrate affect semen levels?

No. ..: Consuming such supplement should not affect your semen volume or sperm quality. But its commons use for bodybuilders and athletes has made many people to link its use with steroid and lead its users to unnecessarily worry about possible effect on sperms. ...Read more

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Could creatine monohydrate affect prostatitis negatively?

Could creatine monohydrate affect prostatitis negatively?

Creatine: creatine taken at no more than 3 grams per day is considered safe. At greater than this there can be side effects including asthma and even possibly kidney and liver disease. I could not find any effect on prostatitis or prostate health. ...Read more

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Help can creatine monohydrate affect prostatitis negatively?

Help can creatine monohydrate affect prostatitis negatively?

Here are some...: Since creatine monohydrate is merely a common nutrition supplement for body builders, there could not be the possibility to negatively affect prostatitis which denotes pathologically having some inflammation in the prostate tissue. Yet in fact, most of cases diagnosed as prostatitis have no inflammation or infection at all but just have age-related lower urinary tract symptoms. More? See uro-doc.. ...Read more

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Are there any known side effects with taking creatine monohydrate?

Let me help: One concern with continuous supplementation the body might decline in its ability to produce creatine on its own.
Another issue concerns the other ingredients that accompany creatine in various supplement products. You should compare labels of competing brands carefully to determine whether you feel comfortable with the other ingredients. ...Read more

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Does taking powdered creatine monohydrate affect young teen health?

Does taking powdered creatine monohydrate affect young teen health?

It can!: Creatine supplementation is safest when used after puberty. Young bodies are still developing and are more susceptible for to strain and injury while using creatine supplements. They are also at a higher risk of kidney damage if they use it on a consistent basis. Teens may not use creatine responsibly and use should be closely monitored by an adult if used at all. ...Read more

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Accidentally inhaled a small amount of powdered creatine monohydrate. Should I be concerned?

Accidentally inhaled a small amount of powdered creatine monohydrate. Should I be concerned?

Unlikely: Most of it would likely have stayed in your upper airway and would quickly dissolve. Certainly if you develop any shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing or any changes in your breathing at all you would want to be urgently evaluated. ...Read more

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Will taking Creatine Monohydrate adversely affect my Ulcertaive Colitis? (e.g., cause flares, etc.)

Will taking Creatine Monohydrate adversely affect my Ulcertaive Colitis? (e.g., cause flares, etc.)

Creatine and colitis: Creatine monohydrate is usually safe in ulcerative colitis at the maintenance dose. Please consider not doing the loading dosing as this is sometimes tough on normal intestines. ...Read more

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Can creatine monohydrate helps in gaining weight? What are the side effects? How much should be taken?

Can creatine monohydrate helps in gaining weight? What are the side effects? How much should be taken?

Creating monohydrate: Creating mono hydrate is mostly used to improve exercise performance and increase muscle mass. Many people who use creating gain weight because it causes the muscle to hold water. Side effects include stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and muscle cramps. Using it with caffeine may increase chance of stroke. Should not be used by diabetics or kidney patients. Dose depends. Plenty of water needed.
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I am23 years old and I am thinking to take a creatine monohydrate supplement. The dose that I would take is 2-3gr/day for a month. Does creatine damag?

I am23 years old and I am thinking to take a creatine monohydrate supplement. The dose that I would take is 2-3gr/day for a month. Does creatine damag?

Don't be a sucker: There are many fads in sports fitness. This is one of the useless ones. Why tax your kidneys for nothing? Avoid it entirely. Exercise correctly to build muscles. ...Read more

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Does creatine monohydrate effect people with epilepsy?

Does creatine monohydrate effect people with epilepsy?

Should be okay: I'm not aware of any reason to think that creatine, which is one of the bodybuilding / fitness supplements that really works, would be a problem for folks with seizures. ...Read more

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What affect does creatine monohydrate have on sperm quality?

What affect does creatine monohydrate have on sperm quality?

Decrease sperm count: There is some suggestion that creatine monohydrate supplements may decrease sperm counts; although, there are some reports that suggest that it does not. I guess to some degree it may depend on the amount that is taken. If you are attempting pregnancy probably should avoid it just to be sure. ...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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How could I take creatine monohydrate without gastric bloating? I already tried with and without foods

How could I take creatine monohydrate without gastric bloating? I already tried with and without foods

Why are: You taking it in the first place? It won't help with any known medical problem. If it's causing you distress, why not just stop taking it? ...Read more

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I am severely allergic to nuts, can I take creatine monohydrate without effects from my allergy to nuts?

I am severely allergic to nuts, can I take creatine monohydrate without effects from my allergy to nuts?

Nut allergy: Does the package mention that the product contains something you are allergic to? If so, then a must to avoid. If unsure, bring the package to your allergist and ask for their opinion or even a basic challenge in clinic. ...Read more

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Had splenectomy 5 years ago. Can I use creatine monohydrate for bodybuilding purpose? Is it harmful for me?

Had splenectomy 5 years ago. Can I use creatine monohydrate for bodybuilding purpose? Is it harmful for me?

Unrelated, but: Better not use creatine, check this link for more info

http://www. Menshealth. Com/health/creatine-side-effects-what-it-is-what-it-does ...Read more

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Do I have to rest from taking creatine monohydrate? I've been taking it for 5 weeks as a pre-workout and I'm still taking it.

Do I have to rest from taking creatine monohydrate? I've been taking it for 5 weeks as a pre-workout and I'm still taking it.

No: Don't be a sucker. There are enough amino acids, vitamins and minerals to help bigger muscles w/o supplements in a "Quarter Pounder". The placebo effect makes millions of dollars for charlatans who offer nothing more scientific than testimonials. The Torah says the best place to hide a lie is between two truths. Stay healthy. Eat healthy and eschew the supplements ...Read more

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I have been taking creatine monohydrate for about ten days at 2.5 grams daily, my sgot tests are elevated considerably, any correlation?

I have been taking creatine monohydrate for about ten days at 2.5 grams daily, my sgot tests are elevated considerably, any correlation?

Maybe: Could be. Sgot measures liver function.Creatine has been reported to adversely affect the liver. I would stop and retest. After of course discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Had splenectomy 5 years ago Can I use creatine monohydrate Is it safe? Hv been going to gym from last 10 months If no is it because of Splenenectomy?

Had splenectomy 5 years ago Can I use creatine monohydrate Is it safe? Hv been going to gym from last 10 months If no is it because of Splenenectomy?

Yes you can: But whether it will work or not is another matter. Creatine is not metabolized by the spleen. Do be sure that you get adequately immunized with pneumococcal vaccines due to reduced resistance to this type of infection. ...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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Does taking creatine monohydrate cause heart problems?

Does taking creatine monohydrate cause heart problems?

Look up: Creatine retains fluid in muscles which makes them bigger and gives a mechanical advantage. I am unaware of any heart adverse side effect even tho extra fluid in the heart is not a great idea. I recommend that all supplements be taken only 5 days a week so as not to become adapted to them, in this case i'd skip a sunday and thursday. Try google for more info, www, thepmcorg for more about me. ...Read more

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Low Libido. Can I use Creatine Monohydrate while on Androgel? Just started working out

Low Libido. Can I use Creatine Monohydrate while on Androgel? Just started working out

Yes: Do you mean in a pill or other form?
Personally for your condition, I prefer bio identical hormones in a pellet form. Please research other ways to address your hypogonadism treatment. ...Read more

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I'm planning to take optimum nutrition protein powder "serious mass". Just wanted to know if creatine monohydrate safe for health?

I'm planning to take optimum nutrition protein powder "serious mass". Just wanted to know if creatine monohydrate safe for health?

Very safe: I am extremely glad that you are choosing to use creatine as your bodybuilding supplement rather than an anabolic steroid. The former is for real athletes; the latter is for cheaters / lawbreakers. Remember that most women strongly prefer the "natural bodybuilder" look, feel, and attitude. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can creatine monohydrate be mixed with whey protein or should it be taken separatley? And also when is right time to take creatine?

Can creatine monohydrate be mixed with whey protein or should it be taken separatley? And also when is right time to take creatine?

Protein supplements: Protein supplements can be taken together and at regular daily intervals or after an exercise session to help with repair and rebuilding. ...Read more

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Is creatine monohydrate good for a 16 years old body builder or it can stunt the growth or hurt the kidneys and the livers? Answer me please

Is creatine monohydrate good for a 16 years old body builder or it can stunt the growth or hurt the kidneys and the livers? Answer me please

Must be done right: You can overdo creatine at your age. While it will not stunt your growth, in excessive amounts and without proper fluid, it can stress or be harmful to your kidneys. With any supplements in childhood and/or adolescence, you should check with doctor before starting and discuss your goals and desires as to why you want to use this and if this is the best option for what your goals are. ...Read more

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I am a skinny guy, and I go to the gym, can I take supplements named creatine monohydrate? Is it good for my health? Does it cause any side effect?

I am a skinny guy, and I go to the gym, can I take supplements named creatine monohydrate? Is it good for my health? Does it cause any side effect?

long use effect?: Cm I kind of supplement ideal for increasing muscle mass, strength and body stamina, and used by serious bodybuilders, athletes among many others. Some time back, it was highly recommended that you take creatine monohydrate before engaging in your workouts. Risks from creatine supplementation in humans have not yet been found, we won't know about any long-term effects for a while. ...Read more