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    • Creatine: Everything You Need To Know


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Creatine: Everything You Need To Know
      Comments 14 Comments
      1. KSPhD's Avatar
        KSPhD -
        Nice summary Will. One of the more exciting benefits extending beyond human performance is the potential protective effect in fatty liver disease. A recent review is attached for those interested...
      1. Vettester Chris's Avatar
        Vettester Chris -
        Will, great job in putting that together! Very informative!
      1. Will Brink's Avatar
        Will Brink -
        Quote Originally Posted by KSPhD View Post
        Nice summary Will. One of the more exciting benefits extending beyond human performance is the potential protective effect in fatty liver disease. A recent review is attached for those interested...
        Yes! There's many additional benefits I didn't even touch on, including TBI, etc.
      1. Will Brink's Avatar
        Will Brink -
        Quote Originally Posted by Vettester Chris View Post
        Will, great job in putting that together! Very informative!
        Thanx. There's also links in the text for those who want additional info.
      1. Vince's Avatar
        Vince -
        KSPhD, nice post. I do use Creatine monohydrate but only use a 1/4 tsp daily, makes my creatinine look high.
      1. Vince Carter's Avatar
        Vince Carter -
        Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
        KSPhD, nice post. I do use Creatine monohydrate but only use a 1/4 tsp daily, makes my creatinine look high.
        My nurse practicioner trips on me for that exact thing, can't correlate Creatine use, my size/muscle mass and the fact that I wasn't fasted when she pulled a CMP on me...of course it was HIGH. When I'm fasted 10hrs, off the gym and creatine 72hrs, my creatinine/kidney function drops to well within lab ranges. I really like her but its another spot of they don't want to learn.
      1. KSPhD's Avatar
        KSPhD -
        Vince, that is likely a function of age. The GFR declines after age 45 at ~1 ml/min.
      1. Vince's Avatar
        Vince -
        Quote Originally Posted by KSPhD View Post
        Vince, that is likely a function of age. The GFR declines after age 45 at ~1 ml/min.
        My last labs it was 143 mg/dL, they'll accept that, but when I used a lot of creatine, once I was accused of using painkillers.
      1. Will Brink's Avatar
        Will Brink -
        Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
        My last labs it was 143 mg/dL, they'll accept that, but when I used a lot of creatine, once I was accused of using painkillers.
        Stop taking creatine a few weeks before the test.
      1. Vince's Avatar
        Vince -
        Quote Originally Posted by Will Brink View Post
        Stop taking creatine a few weeks before the test.
        Yes I done that in the past, but since I cut down to a 1/4 tsp, I'm good. I like the effect it has on my workouts, that's why I no longer stop taking it for a few weeks, before labs.
      1. Will Brink's Avatar
        Will Brink -
        Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
        Yes I done that in the past, but since I cut down to a 1/4 tsp, I'm good. I like the effect it has on my workouts, that's why I no longer stop taking it for a few weeks, before labs.
        Ah, ok, Rgr rgr. In the 2-5g range, rarely impacts creatinine. At higher doses some use, it can raise creatinine, but that has not been a consistent finding in the lit or clinically.
      1. Vince's Avatar
        Vince -
        Quote Originally Posted by Will Brink View Post
        Ah, ok, Rgr rgr. In the 2-5g range, rarely impacts creatinine. At higher doses some use, it can raise creatinine, but that has not been a consistent finding in the lit or clinically.
        I am told when they test creatinine levels, the essay does not separate the two.
      1. Will Brink's Avatar
        Will Brink -
        Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
        I am told when they test creatinine levels, the essay does not separate the two.
        Creatine from creatinine? They are separated in that creatine does not test as creatinine.
      1. akirez's Avatar
        akirez -
        Thanks for sharing. I wasn't aware of the potential health benefits outside of exercise.