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Doctor insights on: Optimum Creatine 2500 Caps

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I'm 18 and i decide to take whey protein and optimum creatine 2500 is that safe to me and how many caps should i take from creatine?

I'm 18 and i decide to take whey protein and optimum creatine 2500 is that safe to me and how many caps should i take  from creatine?

Read label: The label on the container probably has a recommended amount. However you do not need to take this supplement if you are taking a normal mixed diet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. ...Read more

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I'm thinking of getting optimum nutrition micronized creatine powder (2000 g). Can I use them all at once?

I'm thinking of getting optimum nutrition micronized creatine powder (2000 g). Can I use them all at once?

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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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?

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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Does taking creatine affects kidnies?

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

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What time should I take creatine powder?

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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What does 1.43 creatine level mean? I'm)

What does 1.43 creatine level mean? I'm)

Renal or Kidney role: Hi

a creatine level at 1.43 would represent what we call 'renal insufficiency syndrome'. It could be that your kidneys are under strain and are not cleaning the blood of all of the toxins that it should. It could mean your kidneys are beginning to fail.

If you do not have a relationship with the appropriate health care provider to protect your kidneys and treat the underlying disease get one! ...Read more

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What form of creatine is most effective?

Creatinine is creat-: -inine. The better question is why are you taking it? ...Read more

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Can you take creatine if you are over 40?

Can you take creatine if you are over 40?

I say yes: If you're doing resistance training and want something to help you bulk, choose creatine. It actually works, unlike most gym supplements, and won't ruin your health and brain like anabolic steroids can do. If you're not building muscle doing resistance training, as Dr. Singh says you are just wasting money ...Read more

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Could creatine increase stamina for work?

Could creatine increase stamina for work?

Creatine: Creatine is produce in the kidney and liver and travels in the blood to muscles where it is utilized in the production of ATP an energy molecule. There is some evidence to show that it can increase muscle mass and strength. Too much has led to asthma, diarrhea, and kidney damage. Liver function can be altered too if too much is ingested. Studies in patients on dialysis did not show benefit. ...Read more

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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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What is a normal creatine level typically?

What is a normal creatine level typically?

Creatine is a: Body building supplement, creatinine is a breakdown product measured as a kidney test, and its clearance is a measure of kidney function. Creatine phospohokinase, cpk, is an energy carrying substance that can be released during muscle injury, heart attacks or strokes. Anormal creatinine is 1. ...Read more

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Can I take creatine without working out ??

Can I take creatine without working out ??

Yes but there is no : Real benefit if muscles aren't being worked ...Read more