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Is it bad to take creatine at a younger age?

Is it bad to take creatine at a younger age?

Not sure: Studies are very inconsistent on creatine intake especially in young athletes going to the gym. While a study done in 2005 by pline et al showed no effect on kidney function, creatine role and influence in elderly and people with impaired kidney function is still unknown. I personally do not recommend it to my patients ...Read more

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Is it bad to take creatine to workout, when you drink alcohol daily?

Is it bad to take creatine to workout, when you drink alcohol daily?

You're okay: I'm very glad you're working out and pleased that you're using creatine rather than steroids. It's much healthier and make you look great rather than freaky. Keep your daily alcohol intake small; it's not part of the fitness lifestyle. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take sports supplements with diabetes? Currently consuming protein/creatine shake, sd matrix, fat burners, fish oils vitamin C tablets?

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

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Is creatine bad for bodybuilders to take? And what does it cause?

Is creatine bad for bodybuilders to take? And what does it cause?

No: Creatine when taken appropriately can help with muscle recovery. It will cause water retention and the biggest risk of taking this is muscle cramping from insufficient hydration. If you are taking this as a supplement you need to make sure you are staying adequately hydrated. Otherwise it has not had any long term notable side effects as it is excreted by your kidneys. ...Read more

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Is it bad for me to take whey protein and creatine while on accutane?

Is it bad for me to take whey protein and creatine while on accutane?

I don't advise it.: Accutane already has the potential to cause liver and kidney damage and should not be taken lightly or without close monitoring. High protein and creatine powders add an extra layer of stress to your system & could cause dehydratiion. In the long run, it takes time and hard work to build muscle, and you only need modest protein in your diet to supply that. ...Read more

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What does creatine do for you? And is it bad if I take it? And can I take creatine and whey protien.

What does creatine do for you? And is it bad if I take it? And can I take creatine and whey protien.

It helps: Build muscle. Drink plenty of water if you are going to take it. It along with protein and a good workout routine helps build muscle. I would consult your doctor or nutritionalist for correct guidance. Either way. Drink plenty of water ...Read more

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NO2 Force L-arginine Nitric Oxide, is that bad to take with whey & creatine? And it says it helps with penis blood flow which I don't really need.

NO2 Force L-arginine Nitric Oxide, is that bad to take with whey & creatine? And it says it helps with penis blood flow which I don't really need.

Key is to hydrate: You must hydrate REALLY WELL if u are going to take these for your workouts. Nitrous causes insensible water loss. Can also cause headaches too. And yes it can help erections and maintenance of erections. ...Read more

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Is it helpful to take creatine when working out?

Is it helpful to take creatine when working out?

It can be: Creatine is already produced by your body. Its function is to supply energy to muscles by increasing atp. Since working out depletes your cells of atp, taking creatine can help with recovery. ...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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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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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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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

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Can I take arcalion 200mg while taking creatine?

Yes: While it is entirely unclear whether arcalion truly works, there are no known interactions with creatine. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 17 year old guy to take creatine?

Is it ok for a 17 year old guy to take creatine?

Yes: Creatine supplementation is probably safe, though the effect on muscle mass and athletic performance is questionable. If you do decide to take it, buy a reputable brand to avoid contamination concerns and drink plenty of water ...Read more

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Can you tell me when to take micronized creatine?

Can you tell me when to take micronized creatine?

Never: These products are not FDA regulated. Safetly profile is not known. Check the ingredients. There is an increase incident of herbal nephropathy. Excessive creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. Talk to PCP & know your health status before using it. ...Read more

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Can I take 3grams of creatine a day if I have hbp?

Why would you want: To? Recommend discussing with your physician as hbp can affect the kidneys. ...Read more

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Should I take glucose when I take my creatine powder?

Should I take glucose when I take my creatine powder?

Can't avoid it: Glucose is in your food, so you can't avoid it. Additional glucose isn't necessary. The question is, why are you taking creatine? It's not really helpful for any medical problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have kidney problem can I take creatine?

What to do if I have kidney problem can I take creatine?

No: Avoid ingestion of extra creatinine if you have already a kidney problem. Excess ingested creatinine will put an extra burden on your Kidney. It will either worsen preexisting kidney disease or will cause new damage to the kidney. ...Read more

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Is creatine safe to take while taking half securon tablets?

Is creatine safe to take while taking half securon tablets?

TOTAY SAFE: Creatine is nothing more than a protein. In no way does it interact with verapamil (securon). You should have no problems. There is some evidence that creatine causes muscle cramps, possibly by depleting magnesium, but this has never been proven in clinical trial studies. Simply make sure that you are consuming enough water before, during and after your training sessions. Urine should be clear. ...Read more