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Can i take creatine as a supplement ?

hi i am a 17 year old high school football player interested in starting to supplement my workouts with creatine. i wanted medical advice on this
Asked On : Tue, 11 Jan 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for your question.

Yes you can start creatine supplement.
About creatine supplements; usually there is two phase
-loading phase where the requirements is 20-25 gms per days for 5-7 days
followed by maintenance phase in which the requirements is 3-5 gms per day.
Before taking it you should have to check your initial body creatine levels.

Best wishes.
Answered: Tue, 28 Aug 2012
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
You want to start creatine supplements to increase your muscle mass.It is best when used along with protein supplements. I would advise you to get your liver and renal function tests done routinely to rule out any problem before starting on any such supplements.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal

Answered: Tue, 23 Aug 2011
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