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What r d pros n cons in taking creatine? Tnx
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Sports Medicine
In brief: Creatine study
In March 2015, a study published by the British Journal of Cancer found that men using supplements containing creatine may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer

In brief: Creatine study
In March 2015, a study published by the British Journal of Cancer found that men using supplements containing creatine may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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