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Supplement Creatine Monohydrate
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
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
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
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
Can muscle building supplements such as creatine monohydrate cause heart problems like palpitations and arrhythmia?
Is it safe for a 16-year-old taking keppra (levetiracetam) for epilepsy to take creatine monohydrate as a bodybuilding supplement?
Not recommended: It may be safe, but not enough data about this herbal supplement known. I would not recommend it. ...Read more
Will taking Creatine Monohydrate adversely affect my Ulcertaive Colitis? (e.g., cause flares, etc.)
Can creatine monohydrate helps in gaining weight? What are the side effects? How much should be taken?
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.
Took creatine monohydrate for a longer time and I paused for two months. My creatinine test was about 114umol/l - 116 for a few times. I'm training hard?
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
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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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
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
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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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
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
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
Had splenectomy 5 years ago. Can I use creatine monohydrate for bodybuilding purpose? Is it harmful for me?
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
I have been taking creatine monohydrate for about ten days at 2.5 grams daily, my sgot tests are elevated considerably, any correlation?
I am using creatine monohydrate. I take 5g preworkout and 5g postworkout. Should I change it to only 5g preworkout? Can creatine cause infertility?
Why are you using?: This substance, as far as I know there is no known benefit ...Read more