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Dr. DeWayde Perry
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
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Which is better creatine serum versus creatine pills / powder?

Dr. DeWayde Perry
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Not serum: Creatine monohydrate is tried, true, and studied. Be sure the label says "Creapure" creatine. ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Crosby
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Dr. Mohammed Karim
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What time should I take creatine powder?

Dr. Mohammed Karim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
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What time should I take creatine powder?

Not known: Check company brochure & recommendation. Talk to your PCP and know your health before using it. Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. If you decide to take it, drink plenty of water (>3 liter/d), check kidney function and CPK regularly as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Karim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Is it good to take creatine with blitz cycle pills?

Dr. Mohammed Karim
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Is it good to take creatine with blitz cycle pills?

Not known: These products are not FDA regualted and safetly profile of the ingredients are not known. The protiens & Creatine are popular supplement among body builders who are trying to add muscle mass.Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. Talk to your doctor and know your health status before using them ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
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Should I take glucose when I take my creatine powder?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
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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's a good powder protein or creatine to take?

Dr. Mohammed Karim
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What's a good powder protein or creatine to take?

Not known: Creatine and protien power are popular supplement among body builders who are trying to add muscle mass. No guideline or FDA recommnedation. Excessive of creatinine use and muscle mass will put a burden on Kidney. If you decide to take it, drink plenty of water (>3 liter/d), check kidney function & CPK. Talk to PCP and know your health before using them. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Sysyn
Board Certified, Pediatrics
22 years in practice
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Is creatine supplements safe for me, a 16 year old boy to take? The protien supplement carnivor and musclepharm powder has creatine in it and I take it.

Dr. Gregory Sysyn
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Is creatine supplements safe for me, a 16 year old boy to take? The protien supplement carnivor and musclepharm powder has creatine in it and I take it.

Careful.: Creatine supplements can be harmful on a number of levels. First they require a great deal of hydration once starting to use them. Second, None of the supplements are undergoing any degree of regulation on how they are prepared. What makes this more difficult is that they tend to be endorsed by word of mouth with peers, often causing yielding to peer pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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I had a hepatitis A but now I'm recovered and I'm in my second week , i do bodybuilding so can I take a protein powder and creatine again or not ?

Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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I had a hepatitis A but now I'm recovered and I'm in my second week , i do bodybuilding so can I take a protein powder and creatine again or not ?

Depends: The answer depends on how well your liver is actually doing. I would defer to the doctor who saw you for the hepatitis A. He would have access to your most recent liver tests. If your liver tests are improving but still abnormal, then I would continue to follow the hepatitis before starting any unnecessary supplements. I would wait until you have his blessing before restarting them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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I'm planning to take optimum nutrition protein powder "serious mass". Just wanted to know if creatine monohydrate safe for health?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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I'm planning to take optimum nutrition protein powder "serious mass". Just wanted to know if creatine monohydrate safe for health?

Very safe: I am extremely glad that you are choosing to use creatine as your bodybuilding supplement rather than an anabolic steroid. The former is for real athletes; the latter is for cheaters / lawbreakers. Remember that most women strongly prefer the "natural bodybuilder" look, feel, and attitude. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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I had a virus A in my liver about 2 weeks ago and I'm lifting weight and i was take a protein powder and creatine then after 2 weeks i infected by V.A?

Dr. Julie Abbott
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I had a virus A in my liver about 2 weeks ago and I'm lifting weight and i was take a protein powder and creatine then after 2 weeks i infected by V.A?

No association: Unless your protein powder and creatine supplements were contaminated (had been handled or come in contact with someone who was infected) they shouldn't have had anything to do with acquiring infectious hepatitis A. It is transmitted by contaminated food or water or from close contact with someone who is infected. Be well:) ...Read more

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