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Creatine Or Pre Workout Supplements
Are bodybuilding supplements safe after varicocele surgery (e.G pre and post workouts containing energy boosters and creatine formula, fat burners?
After a week. : Give your body a break. Wait one week. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Could sports supplements such as, pre workouts, protein, amino acids and fat burners cause infertility?
Whey protein: 1. Protein is protein. Whey, or any other source. 2. Pre/post workout - theoretically one can argue for both. BOTTOM LINE - NO ONE KNOWS. Those people who claim one way is better or use this type of protein or another have either something to sell you or they "think" they know best. But, there is no published peer reviewed studies. Do what feels best for you! ...Read more
Depends: Most endurance training workouts are best fueled by a well balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables. Having an adequate of amount of carbs is important to maximize the glycogen stores in the muscles, which provides the muscles with energy. Supplement with adequate hydration, a small of amount of protein as well. ...Read more
I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I also workout. I started some supplements. Are there any interactions, please be specific. Supplements are creatine monohydrate, l-arginine, and whey protein with glutamine.
Generally none: Supplements with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should have no problem but some people have problems with supplements. Start with one supplement at a time give it at least one month then add another if no problems with your body. Looks like your trying to build muscle mass. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?
Since all that: Junk is a waste of money, doesn't do anything positive for you except spend your money, why do it? Besides, you don't know what's in any of that stuff, what harm it could possibly do to you, how it could interact negatively with medication or other supplements, etc. Save your money and use it on monitoring strips, healthy food, valid medication, etc. That can help you live better and longer. ...Read more
Can significant muscle hypertrophy occur following a balanced diet and weight training regimen without using creatine or protein supplementation?
Are my chances higher to get kidney stones if i take pre workout supplements and creatine the same day of a workout?
Not the key: Your history indicates you've already had kidney stones. The key for you will be staying well-hydrated. Creatine's great for a man putting on muscle, and protein's good after; i hope you're not spending much money on anything else and i trust you're a natural bodybuilder -- everyone i know who's tried artificial steroids has been sorry. Best wishes. ...Read more
I started having white spots on my triceps and thigh region after consuming some bodybuilding supplements.One of them is a pre workout and creatine supplement.Is there any way to reduce or remove those white spots?It has been there for some time.
Maybe not related?: Not sure why supplements would cause white spots on the skin. Rashes are hard to describe in words. Some whitish spots are dry, sensitive skin spots (a mild form of eczema). However, some fungal infections can look like whitish spots if the problem is mild (tinea versicolor causes such spots). A primary care doctor or dermatologist can look to see what might be the best treatment. ...Read more
Creatine before: Creatine is a small molecule that helps with initial activity energy. It holds onto phosphorous in the muscle cells. Therefore, maintaining maximum creatine in muscle cells will allow increase sets, help sprinting workouts, it will pull water into muscles. So creatine after workouts, does not match its intent but ok if you took it everyday after your work outs cause that works for you. ...Read more
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
Have Creatinine level of 1.36. Workout 6 days a week strenuously. Take Protein and Creatine supplements too. What should I do, should i be worried?
Inconsistent data: A single reading of 1.36 is not worrisome given the information you provided, however, it needs to be monitored. There are inconsistencies in your information, on one level it says you are a 33 yr old male and then you say Low FSH and LH which usually applies to women. It is imperative that you control your high blood pressure as that is likely to damage your kidneys and other organs. ...Read more
I m currently on Accutane (started 3 days ago) and I was wondering if i would still be able to take creatine supplement for my workout. I have been taking creatine for couple years now so it's not like I m starting to take it. I drink lots of wate
Asian M High BP Bodybuilding/Cardio exercise take BSN NO Xplode (Caffeine+Creatine+NO) supplement.Can't workout hard without it.Can I take it safely?
Difficult Quetion: It will be very hard to get a 'good' or even correct answer to this. The problem is that supplement companies are not subject to inspection/regulation by the FDA, and there are very few independent studies that are ever done on their products. So... it's difficult to know the compounds that are actually in the substance - as well as their amounts. Buyer beware... ...Read more
Yes: I agree with dr nguyen. We see many patients with elevation in blood creatinine (creatine is broken down to creatinine). This can suggest kidney dysfunction. It may also cause water retention. There is some sketchy evidence that it builds muscle mass, and make you stronger for short bursts, but most doctors feel the potential or real harm outweighs the benefit of taking creatine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I take pre workout,c4, in the morning(6am) can I take 25 mg of viagra at night(7pm)? Also if I take creatine daily, will that interact with viagra?
Creatine and whey supplements hello there, I have been working out for 6 months now, at the gym and i want to start taking supplements so im going to take creatine whey and dextrose, after workout, my question is im going to do 20-30 min of aerobics after
Those : Those supplements have not been deemed safe in high quality literature, including peer-reviewed literature, and are not deemed effective or safe for enhancing training regimens. They have, however, been documented to cause muscle breakdown such as rhabdomyolysis in multiple case studies. ...Read more
My blood pressure is not that high but i could possibly have pkd. Is it ok for me to take pre workout such as nitraflex or just avoid creatine?
PKD?: Do you have a family history of pkd? If you think you have pkd, ask your physician to order a renal ultrasound (u). If you have it, it will show up on the u. If you don't, the u will allay your fears. Then you can do as you please. Good luck. ...Read more
Ive been taking Hydroxycut, BCAA and Creatine since 3 months ago, as part of my workout supplements. The stool is explosive and dark colored. Thanks?
GI symptoms: Black stool indicates bleeding. Imperative that you consult with physician now. ...Read more
What does creatine do?Shud i take it b4 or after my workout.I've also tried some supplements lyk mass gainers and whey proteins.Which shud i take when
Gain muscle mass: A single 5 g (5000 mg) oral dose in healthy adults results in a peak plasma creatine level of approximately 120 mg/l at 1–2 hours post-ingestion. Creatine has a fairly short elimination half-life, averaging just less than 3 hours, so to maintain an elevated plasma level it would be necessary to take small oral doses every 3–6 hours throughout the day. Follow directions! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I m 21 a male athlete,was using creatine,protein,assault(pre workout) n l glutamine.hbp 180/80doc says no meds required just stp the sups. Is he rite?
Maybe: Androgenic steroids cause HBP but protein supplements shouldn't. I don't know what "assault" is or what's in it. If it has steoid or salt in its formula, it may be contributing. I see you had US of the kidneys. Are your creatinine, electrolytes, and urinalysis normal? Renal artery duplex exam is indicated. Urinary catecholamines are low yield but should be checked once. O/W just treat the BP. ...Read more
Being a hepatitis b patient (17 yrs male) i workout on regular basis.Can i take creatine, gultamine, iron supplements.Pls help.Wil it incrse my strength?
Can a patient that has had a renal transplant take any workout supplement that contains creatine? Or is it unwise altogether?
I'd stay away: The supplement has not been shown to really help much with the muscle development so it is not worth the risk (or money). ...Read more
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