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I am a skinny guy, and I go to the gym, can I take supplements named creatine monohydrate? Is it good for my health? Does it cause any side effect?

I am a skinny guy, and I go to the gym, can I take supplements named creatine monohydrate? Is it good for my health? Does it cause any side effect?

long use effect?: Cm I kind of supplement ideal for increasing muscle mass, strength and body stamina, and used by serious bodybuilders, athletes among many others. Some time back, it was highly recommended that you take creatine monohydrate before engaging in your workouts. Risks from creatine supplementation in humans have not yet been found, we won't know about any long-term effects for a while. ...Read more

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I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I also workout. I started some supplements. Are there any interactions, please be specific. Supplements are creatine monohydrate, l-arginine, and whey protein with glutamine.

I take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I also workout. I started some supplements. Are there any interactions, please be specific. Supplements are creatine monohydrate, l-arginine, and whey protein with glutamine.

Generally none: Supplements with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) should have no problem but some people have problems with supplements. Start with one supplement at a time give it at least one month then add another if no problems with your body. Looks like your trying to build muscle mass. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am23 years old and I am thinking to take a creatine monohydrate supplement. The dose that I would take is 2-3gr/day for a month. Does creatine damag?

I am23 years old and I am thinking to take a creatine monohydrate supplement. The dose that I would take is 2-3gr/day for a month. Does creatine damag?

Don't be a sucker: There are many fads in sports fitness. This is one of the useless ones. Why tax your kidneys for nothing? Avoid it entirely. Exercise correctly to build muscles. ...Read more

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Can muscle building supplements such as creatine monohydrate cause heart problems like palpitations and arrhythmia?

Can muscle building supplements such as creatine monohydrate cause heart problems like palpitations and arrhythmia?

Infrequent: High doses of creatine, especially combined with caffeine and possibly alcohol, has been thought to potentially cause palpitations or disturbances in heart rhythm. This is felt to be an infrequent effect, however. ...Read more

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Will taking Creatine Monohydrate adversely affect my Ulcertaive Colitis? (e.g., cause flares, etc.)

Will taking Creatine Monohydrate adversely affect my Ulcertaive Colitis? (e.g., cause flares, etc.)

Creatine and colitis: Creatine monohydrate is usually safe in ulcerative colitis at the maintenance dose. Please consider not doing the loading dosing as this is sometimes tough on normal intestines. ...Read more

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Can creatine monohydrate helps in gaining weight? What are the side effects? How much should be taken?

Can creatine monohydrate helps in gaining weight? What are the side effects? How much should be taken?

Creating monohydrate: Creating mono hydrate is mostly used to improve exercise performance and increase muscle mass. Many people who use creating gain weight because it causes the muscle to hold water. Side effects include stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and muscle cramps. Using it with caffeine may increase chance of stroke. Should not be used by diabetics or kidney patients. Dose depends. Plenty of water needed.
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What are the benefits of creatine monohydrate?

What are the benefits of creatine monohydrate?

Gain mass: You will tend to gain muscle mass more rapidly doing resistance training. It seems quite safe. I am glad you are considering this rather than anabolic steroids, which are illegal, cheating, dangerous and will make you look ugly. ...Read more

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What's the best creatine monohydrate you recommend?

No single best optio: There is no best. Any reputable brand will do just fine. Don't forget that for it to be best for you, you have to be able to afford it & obtain it. It may be the "best" but if it's too expensive or can't be imported into japan, then it's useless to you. ...Read more

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What amount gains should I see from creatine monohydrate?

What amount gains should I see from creatine monohydrate?

Creatine: The results of taking creatine is very veriable and depends on the individual. To my knowledge there is no formula which relates how much muscle mass one will gain vs how much creatine ingested or how much excercise one does. ...Read more

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Does creatine monohydrate affect semen levels?

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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Could creatine monohydrate affect prostatitis negatively?

Could creatine monohydrate affect prostatitis negatively?

Creatine: creatine taken at no more than 3 grams per day is considered safe. At greater than this there can be side effects including asthma and even possibly kidney and liver disease. I could not find any effect on prostatitis or prostate health. ...Read more

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Help can creatine monohydrate affect prostatitis negatively?

Help can creatine monohydrate affect prostatitis negatively?

Here are some...: Since creatine monohydrate is merely a common nutrition supplement for body builders, there could not be the possibility to negatively affect prostatitis which denotes pathologically having some inflammation in the prostate tissue. Yet in fact, most of cases diagnosed as prostatitis have no inflammation or infection at all but just have age-related lower urinary tract symptoms. More? See uro-doc.. ...Read more

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Are there any known side effects with taking creatine monohydrate?

Let me help: One concern with continuous supplementation the body might decline in its ability to produce creatine on its own.
Another issue concerns the other ingredients that accompany creatine in various supplement products. You should compare labels of competing brands carefully to determine whether you feel comfortable with the other ingredients. ...Read more

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Does taking powdered creatine monohydrate affect young teen health?

Does taking powdered creatine monohydrate affect young teen health?

It can!: Creatine supplementation is safest when used after puberty. Young bodies are still developing and are more susceptible for to strain and injury while using creatine supplements. They are also at a higher risk of kidney damage if they use it on a consistent basis. Teens may not use creatine responsibly and use should be closely monitored by an adult if used at all. ...Read more

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Accidentally inhaled a small amount of powdered creatine monohydrate. Should I be concerned?

Accidentally inhaled a small amount of powdered creatine monohydrate. Should I be concerned?

Unlikely: Most of it would likely have stayed in your upper airway and would quickly dissolve. Certainly if you develop any shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing or any changes in your breathing at all you would want to be urgently evaluated. ...Read more

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Does creatine monohydrate effect people with epilepsy?

Does creatine monohydrate effect people with epilepsy?

Should be okay: I'm not aware of any reason to think that creatine, which is one of the bodybuilding / fitness supplements that really works, would be a problem for folks with seizures. ...Read more

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What affect does creatine monohydrate have on sperm quality?

What affect does creatine monohydrate have on sperm quality?

Decrease sperm count: There is some suggestion that creatine monohydrate supplements may decrease sperm counts; although, there are some reports that suggest that it does not. I guess to some degree it may depend on the amount that is taken. If you are attempting pregnancy probably should avoid it just to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I mix c4 extreme (creatine nitrate) with my 5g of creatine monohydrate?

Can I mix c4 extreme (creatine nitrate) with my 5g of creatine monohydrate?

You should not be: Mixing any creatine products. Main reason is because each creatine product have its own chemical formula, and mixing them may reduce their absorption rate in your digestive system. Take them separately, or better yet sick with 1 formulation that works for you after you have experimented. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How could I take creatine monohydrate without gastric bloating? I already tried with and without foods

How could I take creatine monohydrate without gastric bloating? I already tried with and without foods

Why are: You taking it in the first place? It won't help with any known medical problem. If it's causing you distress, why not just stop taking it? ...Read more

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I am severely allergic to nuts, can I take creatine monohydrate without effects from my allergy to nuts?

I am severely allergic to nuts, can I take creatine monohydrate without effects from my allergy to nuts?

Nut allergy: Does the package mention that the product contains something you are allergic to? If so, then a must to avoid. If unsure, bring the package to your allergist and ask for their opinion or even a basic challenge in clinic. ...Read more

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Had splenectomy 5 years ago. Can I use creatine monohydrate for bodybuilding purpose? Is it harmful for me?

Had splenectomy 5 years ago. Can I use creatine monohydrate for bodybuilding purpose? Is it harmful for me?

Unrelated, but: Better not use creatine, check this link for more info

http://www. Menshealth. Com/health/creatine-side-effects-what-it-is-what-it-does ...Read more

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Do I have to rest from taking creatine monohydrate? I've been taking it for 5 weeks as a pre-workout and I'm still taking it.

Do I have to rest from taking creatine monohydrate? I've been taking it for 5 weeks as a pre-workout and I'm still taking it.

No: Don't be a sucker. There are enough amino acids, vitamins and minerals to help bigger muscles w/o supplements in a "Quarter Pounder". The placebo effect makes millions of dollars for charlatans who offer nothing more scientific than testimonials. The Torah says the best place to hide a lie is between two truths. Stay healthy. Eat healthy and eschew the supplements ...Read more

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I have been taking creatine monohydrate for about ten days at 2.5 grams daily, my sgot tests are elevated considerably, any correlation?

I have been taking creatine monohydrate for about ten days at 2.5 grams daily, my sgot tests are elevated considerably, any correlation?

Maybe: Could be. Sgot measures liver function.Creatine has been reported to adversely affect the liver. I would stop and retest. After of course discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Had splenectomy 5 years ago Can I use creatine monohydrate Is it safe? Hv been going to gym from last 10 months If no is it because of Splenenectomy?

Had splenectomy 5 years ago Can I use creatine monohydrate Is it safe? Hv been going to gym from last 10 months If no is it because of Splenenectomy?

Yes you can: But whether it will work or not is another matter. Creatine is not metabolized by the spleen. Do be sure that you get adequately immunized with pneumococcal vaccines due to reduced resistance to this type of infection. ...Read more

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