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Doctor insights on: What R D Pros N Cons In Taking Creatine Tnx

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What r d pros n cons in taking creatine? Tnx

What r d pros n cons in taking creatine? Tnx

Creatine supplement: One 28-day study found that 20 gm/d produced statistically significant increases in strength, body weight, and fat-free mass. A summary of 31 studies of repetitive, short-duration (< 30 secs), high-intensity tasks suggest that oral creatine supplements can modestly improve performance. Adverse effects: rash, dyspnea, vomiting, diarrhea, nervousness, anxiety, fatigue, migraine, myopathy, & seizures. ...Read more

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I want to workout nd have creatine nd whey protein. What r the side effects?

I want to workout nd have creatine nd whey protein. What r the side effects?

Stay hydrated: A danger of creatine is kidney failure. Do not take more than directed and do not take the loading dose for a prolonged period. Stay hydrated! some baseball players were hospitalized from excess creatine use causing renal shutdown. Whey protein is generally safe but excess protein is also hard on the kidneys. Again drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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I take two 200mg magnesium citrate pills daily as i understand most of us are deficient. Is this safe to do longterm? Any benefits if so? (41yr male)

I take two 200mg magnesium citrate pills daily as i understand most of us are deficient. Is this safe to do longterm?  Any benefits if so? (41yr male)

Not really: Have you had a serum magnesium level checked? It is highly unlikely you are deficient unless you are on diuretics. You are likely wasting your money. ...Read more

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Im 16yrs old i wanna bulk up and want to take amino acids what are the side effects? Note: i know good diet is best than anything please don't mention this

Im 16yrs old i wanna bulk up and want to take amino acids what are the side effects? Note: i know good diet is best than anything please don't mention this

Guess what?: Guess what? I am going to mention that a good diet is best.Side effects include kidney problems, no effectiveness on anything.Do not be lazy.Do the work and eat well. ...Read more

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What is your opinion about seniors taking multiple vitamins?

What is your opinion about seniors taking multiple vitamins?

Great, get best ones: A healthy diet augmented by a multivitamin is an essential foundation for good health. Some multivits are MUCH better than others. See http://tinyurl.com/mzrkbx8 for details on why it's important. See https://www.multivitaminguide.org for independent ratings of 101 brands- any in the top 35 are great. But some fine ones aren't included, such as my favorite, UltraNutrient by Pure Encapsulations. ...Read more

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64 yr male, active, on coumadin (warfarin). Hate the negative issues with c. Want to take nattokinase. Research not ready, i am. Risks seem greater with c.?

64 yr male, active, on coumadin (warfarin).  Hate the negative issues with c.  Want to take nattokinase.  Research not ready, i am.  Risks seem greater with c.?

Please don't : I understand Coumadin (warfarin) is a hassle & extra bruising is not glamorous, however, you are on it for a reason (stroke prevention most commonly). The last 2 patients i had stop Coumadin (warfarin) in favor of nattokinase had strokes. Want an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)? Talk to your md about Pradaxa or xarelto. ...Read more

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Do u know any sideeffects of Usana's The Essentials supp for a 58yr old male?

Do u know any sideeffects of Usana's The Essentials supp for a 58yr old male?

Yes: There are many side effects.These supplements are advertised by the makers and sellers of the product, and have no proven medical effect unless you are known to have a specific vitamin deficiency. Side effect: you lose money while they gain money, without benefit to you. In addition, the ingredients can cause GI symptoms, muscle spasm, weakness and more. Stop all. Take your money and go to gym. ...Read more

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55, eat dairy, shun sun. Borderline vitd, internist says take 50kiu daily. Walgreeens says no side effects, but I doubt that. What are risks/benefits?

55, eat dairy, shun sun. Borderline vitd, internist says take 50kiu daily. Walgreeens says no side effects, but I doubt that. What are risks/benefits?

TOO much D is RISKY: 50, 000 units of vitamin d per day is too much! most experts recommend 1000--5000u per day (goal d level~50) hypervitaminosis d causes symptoms: constipation, decreased appetite (anorexia), vomiting, dehydration, fatigue, irritability and muscle weakness .An excess of vitamin d causes abnormally high levels of calcium in the blood. This can severely damage the kidneys and bones over time. ...Read more

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Dear dr I am doing body building .I just want to know regarding the supliments which are required for this.Which one is the safe.Any side effect.

Dear dr I am doing body building .I just want to know regarding the supliments which are required for this.Which one is the safe.Any side effect.

Several.: Certainly I do not endorse Anabolic steroids or hgh! however, the several nutritional supplements that are safe, with some provisos are protein (whey best) at 1mg/lb of body weight, creatine (stay well hydrated), and dhea (50-100mg per day). Weight training is a great sporting activity for anyone. Avoid other products advertised as "steroid enhancers." and of course good nutrtion overall. ...Read more

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Dear dr I am doing body building .I just want to know regarding the supliments which are required for this.Which one is the safe.Any side effect.

Dear dr I am doing body building .I just want to know regarding the supliments which are required for this.Which one is the safe.Any side effect.

None required: While many bb's take protein or Amino Acid supplements (i do not recommend creatine, as increases risk to kidneys), they are not essential to your workout. Protein/aas will help you gain 'bulk' more readily, but if you supplement beyond workload, you will be building fat, just as w/any other excess calories. ...Read more

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What r symp/dangers of low vit d? I have fear of non-reg store supps. Please expound in answer. Thank you!

What r symp/dangers of low vit d? I have fear of non-reg store supps. Please expound in answer. Thank you!

In recent years: It has been found that vit d affects all our cells, not just bone as we thought for many years. For this reason it has been found to "cause" many different diseases from ulcerative colitis to autism. It really explodes the present medical model because we are beginning to be aware that a given disease may have different biochemical causes or that a number of different diseases have only one cause. ...Read more

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I am on risperidone, palodrel, clomid, (clomiphene) folic acid, multivitamins. I'm afraid about side effects & toxins. Pls what do you advice?

I am on risperidone, palodrel, clomid, (clomiphene) folic acid, multivitamins. I'm afraid about side effects & toxins. Pls what do you advice?

Risperdal: I advise talking with your treatment team (psychiatrist, pcp & ob/gyn.) about risks versus benefits of medications while planning to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor! I wanna that is vitamin D important for sexual erectile ? If yes, taking vitamin D supplement doesn't have side effect on urogenital ?

Hello Doctor! 
I wanna that is vitamin D important for sexual erectile ? 
If yes, taking vitamin D supplement doesn't have side effect on urogenital ?

Vit D: Adequate levels of Vitamin D are important for many health benefits. Your body naturally makes Vitamin D when you are exposed to sunlight. If you live in an area that is usually cloudy,you may need extra vitamin D. That said, it does not directly affect erectile function. Too much Vitamin D can cause illness. Too little can increase cardiovascular disease risk which can affect ED ...Read more

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"Hello Doctor! I wanna that is vitamin D important for sexual erectile ? If yes, taking vitamin D supplement doesn't have side effect on urogenital ?"

"Hello Doctor! I wanna that is vitamin D important for sexual erectile ? If yes, taking vitamin D supplement doesn't have side effect on urogenital ?"

No effect: Hi. Vitamin D has no effect on erectile performance. It also has no urogenital side effects. It is good for you nevertheless, and most people who work indoors in the daytime should be taking it. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you think about vit k, magnesium, vit d and rice bran extract as antidotes to coronary calcification? Why do docs only focus on lowering chol?

What do you think about vit k, magnesium, vit d and rice bran extract as antidotes to coronary calcification? Why do docs only focus on lowering chol?

Worthless: None of these (except vitamin d) will do anything positive for coronary calcification or any other bodily function. Doctors focus on cholesterol along with many other factors because doing so saves lives. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet -- if you do, you will die sooner than necessary. ...Read more

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Hi dr. Wanna ask u that if we r taking vitamins tabs everyday so does it harm our kidneys ? As m taking 4 to 5 tabs everyday .

Hi dr. Wanna ask u that if we r taking vitamins tabs everyday so does it harm our kidneys ? As m taking 4 to 5 tabs everyday .

No: If you told me exactly what vitamins you are taking i could answer better, but i know of no evidence that vitamins harm kidneys; if anything, they are likely to be good for your kidneys. I have many patients who take many more vitamin tablets a day than you and have done so for years without any kidney problems. ...Read more