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Doctor insights on: Creatine Ribose

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Does GNC pro performance 100% whey protein contain creatine?

Does GNC pro performance 100% whey protein contain creatine?

No: It contains a whey protein blend and some additional ingredients mainly for flavor and preservation. Creatine is a separate supplement. ...Read more

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Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Any interactions?:ashwagandha, magnesium l threonate,taurate,glycinate, fish oil, cdp choline,acetyl l carnitine,alpha lipoic acid, vitamin d,prilosec

Why Supplements?: Since you're 17 years old, I am concerned that you are spending time and money wasting it on the supplements that you listed. While some of the substances are present in a healthy diet, there is actually no reason you should be taking them in the form of a supplement. You should be getting all the vitamin D you need in a healthy diet, and the other things, except Prilosec, are unproven. ...Read more

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Hepa b carrier.Taking viread, (tenofovir) hbv-dna 43iu/ml feb 2013. Ok to take creatine bcaa glutamine whey protein for bodybuilding? And garcinia gambogia? Thank

Hepa b carrier.Taking viread, (tenofovir) hbv-dna 43iu/ml feb 2013. Ok to take creatine bcaa glutamine whey protein for bodybuilding? And garcinia gambogia? Thank

Treating Hepatitis B: The answer to this question lies with the doctor who is prescribing you viread (tenofovir). Viread (tenofovir) can be very hard on one's kidneys. If there is any worry about your kidneys then this creatine is probably not a wise decision. ...Read more

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Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?

Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? 
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement  safe for gout users?

None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more

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Does ATP advantage creatine serum actually work?

Food: It can but i recommend energy that comes from more organic foods than synthetic foods. ...Read more

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Does Creatine and Amino Acids really build muscle?

Does Creatine and Amino Acids really build muscle?

Yes: No studies have shown creatine improving performance for endurance athletes. It has been shown to improve maximal lifting weight when creatine is used along with resistance training. No effect was shown in women or older men. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A diet high in protein would assist in muscle growth when taken along with resistance training. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?

Is it necessary to take medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine etc)?

Unnatural substances: Taking multiple substances sold as supplements or body enhancers is unnatural (eating food is natural), and such supplements are not tested for effects and side effects, compared to the testing that is required of real medications. Thus, all sorts of claims can be made by sellers and other people, but in reality nobody knows for sure what good or bad things can happen. As they say, "Buyer beware." ...Read more

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Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Currently take metformin 2,000mg daily. Can I take ubiquitous CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid,  GTF chromium & glycinate magnesium supplements with metformin?

Supplements: 27F of unknown medical Hx other than metformin. Wants to know if can take several supplements. ANS. If u need to waste money on unproven supplements that may contain dangerous additives (the are no standards for supplements) then you might consider it. I never recommend them. I would focus on diet & exercise so you don't meet to take metformin either. Get your BMI < 25 & you likely won't need it. ...Read more

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Does glutamine supplementation enhance athletic ability?

Does glutamine supplementation enhance athletic ability?

Controversial: Glutamine is important in muscle metabolism and can get depleted during intense exercise or athletic activity. Supplementation with glutamine was shown in small physiologic studies to enhance exercise tolerance/stamina. Whether this translates to enhanced athletic ability could be a different story. One factor that plays into the athlete's performance is ability to withstand rigors of training. ...Read more

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What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels. ?

What supplements would lower creatine kinase levels.

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None: No supplements will lower creatine kinase which signifies potential muscle breakdown when elevated. In past, we tested CK when we suspected a heart attack. Levels can also be elevated when muscles are damaged (rare condition = rhabdomyolysis). Check out http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/ck/tab/test/ & http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more

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Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Will supplementing a lower protein semi-vegetarian diet with whey protein powder improve immune function?

Probably: This depends on sufficiency of protein in your diet but deficiency of Amino Acids is not unusual ; grows more common as we age, as most over age 60 produce insufficient hydrochloric acid, needed to digest protein. Low protein impairs immune function; whey is a superb source proven to increase glutathione, important for immune function. There are big differences in quality-see http://bit.Ly/1fpottv. ...Read more

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Bcaa vs creatine, which is better?

Bcaa vs creatine, which is better?

BCAA and nutrition: Branch chain amino acids is a measurement used to assess the nutritional status of a patient with chronic kidney disease. It is not a measure of kidney function per se. Malnutrion is common in patients with chronic kidney disease especially on dialysis and this appears to be a more sensitive test than serum albumin which usually drops later in the progression of renal disease. ...Read more

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Creatine complex supplements good or bad?

Creatine complex supplements good or bad?

Fairly ok: Out of all bodybuilding supplmements, creatine seems to be on of the few that has proven efficacy and benign side effects, make sure you have a normal kidney and liver function before you take them. ...Read more

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Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Deplin, acetyl l carnitine, magnesium and alpha lipoic acid. Interactions? Concerns?

Your review is wise: There are no noted interactions between these substances and each other but each may have interactions with other substances. If you are on or plan to be on other substances or medications, advise doctor and pharmacist so interactions may be reviewed. Best regards for your health and well-being. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin, l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Is it safe to take glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, vitamin d, calcium citrate, multivitamin,  l arginine, l lysine, l ornthinine, Prilosec together?

Should be fine: I don't see any significant problems taking all of these supplements. If you have any side effects, however, it may be a challenge to know which is the culprit. Typically, side effects from these are minimal or not existent. If you are taking the prilosec due to the others causing GI complaints, you may want to reconsider this strategy. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take a medicine for liver functioning (Himalaya liver 52ds) while taking supplements (whey protein, BCAAs, glutamine, creatine)?

If you have Anemia: liv 52 is more of a hematoma a. And I do not know what your conditions is. If you are healthy and able to eat healthy balanced diet then usually lots of supplements are not necessary. ...Read more

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How much creatine is to much?

How much creatine is to much?

Huh?: Unsure what you mean? Creatine is a supplement used for muscle building during exercise. Everyone is different regarding the safety of this supplement. It can affect your kidneys so speak with your doctor to make sure if ok for you. ...Read more

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What could creatine do for you?

What could creatine do for you?

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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Im 17 is it okay for me to.Take creatine?

Im 17 is it okay for me to.Take creatine?

Risks involved: Creatine is a legal and the most popular performance-enchancing nutritional supplement. Although it will not help in aerobic sports, which require endurance, it has been shown to be assistive in short-duration, high-intensity exercises, such as weightlifting. If you use it, some potential adverse effects include weight gain and acute interstitial nephritis (inflammation of the kidney). ...Read more

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Is creatine good for athletes.??(cricketers

Is creatine good for athletes.??(cricketers

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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What could happen if I stop using creatine?

What could happen if I stop using creatine?

Probably nothing.: Most supplements R over rated or abused. So B careful of what you put into your body. ...Read more

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Is creatine harmful for teenagers? Please advise!

Is creatine harmful for teenagers? Please advise!

Read this first...: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20150416/muscle-building-supplements-cancer

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Is it safe to use creatine?

Is it safe to use creatine?

Probably: Creatine is moderation is probably safe. High doses may be harmful to your kidneys. Be sure to stay very well hydrated. ...Read more

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Can i take creatine with water?

Can i take creatine with water?

Yes: It is dangerous to take it without drinking plenty of water. Creatine dehydrates and your dark yellow urine is a sign of dehydration, so drink more water! ...Read more

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How to reduce bun creatine ratio?

How to reduce bun creatine ratio?

Don't treat a lab: Bun/creatinine ratio varies with hydration, diet, and kidney status; if high and the person's kidneys aren't working well, they may just be dry or shocky. You can lower your ratio simply by drinking a few glasses of water. But why? There's no point. I eat a lot of protein and mine tends to be a bit high, but that doesn't mean i'm sick. The big picture is everything. ...Read more

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Bcaa vs creatine, which is better?

BCAA and nutrition: Branch chain amino acids is a measurement used to assess the nutritional status of a patient with chronic kidney disease. It is not a measure of kidney function per se. Malnutrion is common in patients with chronic kidney disease especially on dialysis and this appears to be a more sensitive test than serum albumin which usually drops later in the progression of renal disease. ...Read more

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Is creatine HCl good or dangerous?

Is creatine HCl good or dangerous?

Controversial!: Talk to your md before taking creatine or creatine supplements . Creatine use in high school and college athletes( esp. Football and track )has increased tremendously in the past 15 -20 years.Some studies suggest increase performance w/ creatine use in short, " burst" type activities such as sprinting.They are" legal" by ncaa ; but cannot be dispensed by the college.Side effects?Cramping/wt. Gain. ...Read more

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Is creatine in grapefruit and meat?

Is creatine in grapefruit and meat?

Creatinine: Creatinine is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate in muscle. It is excreted and secreted by the kidney. As kidney function worsens it rises and is a measurement of decreasing renal function. It is specifically found in muscle and not in fruit or other foods. ...Read more

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Does creatine show cortisol levels?

Does creatine show cortisol levels?

No: Creatinine is an indicator of kidney function. Creatine is a sports supplement. ...Read more

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How do I control the blood creatine?

How do I control the blood creatine?

Not enough info: Do you mean creatine or creatinine? How high is the CPK level and what is the underlying cause of the elevation? You need to provide these answers before anyone can address your question. Also, make sure which substance you actually are asking about. ...Read more