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Doctor insights on: Creatine Transport

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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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Electron transport chains and ATP synthase enzymes are embedded within what?

Electron transport chains and ATP synthase enzymes are embedded within what?

Mitochondria: It sounds like you have been reading about mitochondria, the powerhouse organelle of cells. These organelles use methods to create the cellular currency of energy, Adenosine triphosphate. You probably read that a portion of the ATP synthase complex is embedded in the mitochondrial membrane. Read about it here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3278611/ You can consult me if you have Q's ...Read more

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Does BCAA(branched chain amino acids) and whey protein causes erectile dysfunction or impotency???

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Does BCAA(branched chain amino acids) and whey protein causes erectile dysfunction or impotency???

Here are some ...: These nutritional supplements have been unknown to cause impotency / ED. For most people, there is no practical need for their use; however, they has been touted for muscle building which incites some men to get on their use. So, if their use sooths someone mentally and one has money to spare, use them judiciously without overindulgence, and seek pro-counseling as needed. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What is difference of creatinine serum VERSUS creatine kinas total serum?

What is difference of creatinine serum VERSUS creatine kinas total serum?

Different tests: Creatinine is a waste product of (mainly muscle) metabolism, & builds up when the body (kidney) cannot get rid of it. Creatine Phosphokinase, AKA Total CPK, is an enzyme produced by certain cells in the body that produces creatine byproducts (muscle, bone, brain, heart have CPK). An elevated CPK means one of these organs is/was damaged in some way. So the 2 tests measure different things. ...Read more

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What does albumin and creatine in the urine mean? albumin 1.5mg. creatine 76 mg. Im diabetic 331 lipid, alk phos high, a1c 13.5

What does albumin and creatine in the urine mean?
albumin  1.5mg. creatine  76 mg. Im diabetic 331 lipid, alk phos high,  a1c 13.5

Many health issues: An early sign of diabetic kidney damage is a "leak" of protein (albumin) into the urine, called the albumin/creat ratio. The values you give do not appear to be high, but you need to see your doctor, for this as well as other issues, including your very poor blood sugar control (A1C 13.5), which is damaging your kidneys, eyes, driving up your lipids and putting you at high risk of heart attack. ...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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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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Do medium chain tryglyceride liquid fat soluble vitamins come in pose threat to blood tryglyceride level?

Do medium chain tryglyceride liquid fat soluble vitamins come in pose threat to blood tryglyceride level?

NO: Medium chain triglycerides are a good source of energy that tend to be rapidly metabolized and the amount in fat soluble vitamins tends to be negligible. The main thing that raises are blood triglyceride levels are excess sugars and starches; your body converts most of the starches it does not need to use right away into triglycerides as a form to store them. See http://bit.Ly/17lh5bm re: mct's. ...Read more

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Could lean whey protein assist in converting fat to muscle?

Could lean whey protein assist in converting fat to muscle?

No magic here: This you must accomplish yourself by exercising hard. Having enough protein in your diet simply makes it possible to build mass. ...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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Best form of creatine?

Best form of creatine?

No endorsement: Unfortunately the doctors here do not do product endorsement. Medicine has little to say about protein supplements in general. I am not sure why a healthy young man would need any supplements. Eating a balanced diet high in proteins is best at your age. ...Read more

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Can creatine be bad for you?

Can creatine be bad for you?

Maybe...: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20150416/muscle-building-supplements-cancer

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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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Is a creatine of 77mg normal?

Nonsense: Serum creatinine in the US is measured in mgs%. In England and other countries it is measured in micromoles%. Normal serum creatinine is 0.6-1.2 mgs%. The value of 77 mg does not make sense. Is this a measurement from urine or serum? If it is a urinary collection is it timed ie 24 hour collection or spot collection. ...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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What can effect creatine levels?

What can effect creatine levels?

Renal disease: The commonest cause of persistent elevation of serum creatinine is renal failure. Dehydration and drug toxicity are other common causes. See this site for additional information. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003475.htm. ...Read more

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Is a creatine level of 1.15 high?

Is a creatine level of 1.15 high?

No: At your age, this is something i would watch, but it could be caused by you not drinking enough water before getting your blood drawn. If everything else looked good on your labs, then make sure you drink a glass or two of water before going to the lab next time and see if it goes down. ...Read more

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How can I lower my creatine level?

How can I lower my creatine level?

Lots of water: If high cr is due to intrinsic kidney disease, there is no way to realistically change it and no benefit to trying. Creatinine is not the problem, the broken kidney is the problem. If you lose a lot of muscle mass your creatinine will drop and you may drink a lot of water but these do not fix the kidney. ...Read more

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Can creatine give bulk to the body?

Only with exercise: Research suggests that taking creatine before weight-lifting may improve muscle mass, but taking it without doing body building is unlikely to have any effect. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/creatine-000297.Htm. ...Read more

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How much creatine is healthy for you?

How much creatine is healthy for you?

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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How can creatine be bad for your body?

How can creatine be bad for your body?

Use appropriately : Creating is naturally found in the body and is important in the process of supplying the energy for muscles to work.When used appropriately, can be helpful in refueling the muscle immediately after a work out.However, one of the side effects is drawing water into the muscle tissue and out of circulation basically causing a relative dehydration.Muscle cramping, stomach cramping and nausea can occur. ...Read more

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Is creatine safe for a middle aged man?

Yes: Contrary to the stories, there are no clinical studies showing creatine is harmful. If it was, the fda would be all over it like they were with ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate). Creatine has been used for 20 years. ...Read more

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How much does creatine improve lifting?

Creatine: There have been studies showin increased muscle mass and strength with creatine. In doses of greater thatn 3 grams per day significant side effects have been described. Do not take more than this. Also creatine is brocken down to formaldehyde the same stuff used to embalm a body. Nobody knows what long term usage does. ...Read more