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Doctor insights on: Does Creatine Have Lactose

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Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...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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Does taking creatine affects kidnies?

Yes: Yes it can. Should use no more than about 5gm daily. ...Read more

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I'm 17 is it okay for me to. Take creatine?

I'm 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 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

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Creatine medicine have side effects?

Creatine medicine have side effects?

Creatine: Many people are trying to build muscle faster and turning to supplements in a belief that they will help. Creatine can be dangerous because it could damage the kidneys especially if you get dehydrated. Several professional athletes have been hospitalized due to complications from creatine. Better to eat a high protein diet with a regular workout. Don't try to cheat by using supplements. ...Read more

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Does statins cause elevated creatine?

Does statins cause elevated creatine?

Statins: Sometimes creatine phosphokinase levels are elevated in people taking statins. Some people having statin related muscle pains get relief from creatine supplements. What all this means is still under study. ...Read more

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Name few creatine rich vegetarian foods?

None: Creatine is mainly found in meat and fish but french consider fish vegetarin. ...Read more

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How can I get abs whilst using creatine?

How can I get abs whilst using creatine?

Gotta work the abs.: 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 does bun/creatine ratio of 18 mean?

Means normal kidneys: BUN (blood urea nitrogen) is a test for a number of certain chemicals in the blood. Creatinine is a specific chemical that is released from the muscles. These are filtered out by the kidneys into the urine. The ratio of 18 means 18 to 1 of BUN to creatinine ; it is normal. If the ratio is higher that means the circulation is not delivering blood fast enough to the kidneys. If the ratio lowers to 1. ...Read more

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How can blood creatine levels be lowered?

How can blood creatine levels be lowered?

IT CAN BE LOWERED: By improving kidney function and creatinine clearance improves with it. ...Read more

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What could cause low creatine isoenzymes?

Don't worry: Creatine kinase levels require clinical correlation. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks arbitrarily fall outside. Low CK is never a concern. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an 18 y/o to take creatine?

Is it safe for an 18 y/o to take creatine?

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 are the benefits of q10 and creatine?

What are the benefits of q10 and creatine?

Coenzyme q 10: Coenzyme q10 provides energy to muscle mitochondria and helps in production of ATP which is important for muscle strength. It has been shown to help people with congestive heart failure. Creatine has been shown to increase muscle strength and mass in some people but in very large doses can have side effects. In other studies it has know effect. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is creatine considered bad?

Help docs? Why is creatine considered bad?

Creatine: Ingesting too much creatine may induce diarrhea, kidney damage and liver damage. Creatine is brocken down into formaldehyde which theoretically is toxic to tissue. However ingestion of as much as 3 grams of pure creatine per day has not been associated with risk however the long term effects are not known. ...Read more

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What are some negative effects of creatine?

What are some negative effects of creatine?

Generally, Few: Creatine can cause an increase in water weight. It has been associated with stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and muscle cramping. There is some concern that it could harm the kidney, liver, or heart function. Drink extra water. If you are taking creatine, don't exercise in the heat. It might cause you to become dehydrated. Do not use if you have kidney disease, diabetes, or may be pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using creatine?

What are the side effects of using creatine?

Creatine: Drink plenty of fluid while taking creatine. Although it has not been proven, dehydration, heat-related illnesses, muscle cramps, reduced blood volume, and electrolyte imbalances are expected to be more likely to occur while taking creatine.

Creatine has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity. All potential risks and/or advantages of creatine may not be known. Additionally, there are no regulated manufacturing standards in place for these compounds. There have been instances where herbal/health supplements have been sold which were contaminated with toxic metals or other drugs. Herbal/health supplements should be purchased from a reliable source to minimize the risk of contamination. ...Read more

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How many times aday should I take creatine?

How many times aday should I take creatine?

Once daily: Once daily, preferably before strength training. Do not overdo this supplement. ...Read more

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Is creatine safe for a 17 year old to take?

Is creatine safe for a 17 year old to take?

Yes, but be aware: Creatine is used by athletes to build up muscle mass. Use of it seems harmless but doubts still remain. Mayo clinic has mentioned that it may be associated with asthma in those allergic to it. Some have mentioned that it may cause kidney and liver damage. But not proven. Best would be to be moderate in its use as even good things in excess can be harmful. Look it up on Wikipedia for more info. ...Read more