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Doctor insights on: Optimum Micronized Creatine

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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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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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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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Does creatine monohydrate affect semen levels?

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Does creatine monohydrate affect semen levels?

No ...: Consuming such supplement should not affect your semen volume or sperm quality. But its commons use for bodybuilders and athletes has made many people to link its use with steroid and lead its users to unnecessarily worry about possible effect on sperms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for drinking creatine supplement to lower your body's own creatine levels?

Is it possible for drinking creatine supplement to lower your body's own creatine levels?

Creatine: More important is the question of any health benefits of creatine. There are none. But there are dangers as there is NO regulation of what goes into them. Don't bet you life on OTC supplements. Why are you taking them? Lets 2nd opinion to help with your problem, ...Read more

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I was wondering is decacor creatine better than cell tech hardcore gainer creatine ?

I was wondering is decacor creatine better than cell tech hardcore gainer creatine ?

Creatine: creatine is creatine. There are many adds out there about various forms of creatine. I am not aware of one being better than the other. Also there is much hype about the benefits of creatine. Indeed it has been shown in some studies to increase muscle mass but in others it has no effect. Demand to see these scientific articles that these adds tout before paying so much money. ...Read more

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What reduces creatine and potassium levels?

What reduces creatine and potassium levels?

No straight answer: creatinine and potassium levels indicate how well your heart and kidneys function. If you have heart or kidney disease these would have to be fixed first. They are usually elevated when one of those organs is sick ...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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Serum Creatinine levels 1.3, ok to use Metformin?

Serum Creatinine levels 1.3, ok to use Metformin?

Probably: The more important parameter is your GFR. This is calculated based on age, creatinine and weight. If it is over 60, there is no contraindication to using metformin. A young male who is very muscular may have a high creatinine but normal GFR. The usual cut off level for not using metformin in men is a creatine above 1.5 ...Read more

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How effective is nitric oxide supplement and weight gaining supplements?

How effective is nitric oxide supplement and weight gaining supplements?

Unclear..: The supplements to which you (may be) referring have to do with exercise-enhanced endurance and performance. Basically, gaining weight as muscle requires increased calories, training specificity that may include timed rest and tiered "sets, " adequate hydration and rest. Some people respond to no supplements, but many do not. They can be physiologically stressfuli. Take care! ...Read more

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Does amino acid tablets with bodybuilding increase height?

Does amino acid tablets with bodybuilding increase height?

No: No; your height is determined primarily by your parents and grandparents height and is generally ' fixed' @ age 19 in boys and age17 in girls.Older people can " lose" height as they age by chronic osteopenic compression fractures...Bodybuilding can increase muscle mass and tone but not height. ...Read more

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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?

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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